Showing posts with label Youth Ministry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Youth Ministry. Show all posts

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Did Thug Gordon steal the identity of a cartoon character?

When Thug Gordon was finishing up college, Pastor K appeared on King of the Hill as a skateboarding loser turned Youth Minister, who has the Resurrection airbrushed on his ride and sports religious themed tattoos.

Be sure to patronize Motherboards, 'cause notting sez hip Katlick like grindin' da face of Our Lady into the pavement.

Let's hope that he doesn't blow his new found wealth on more ink like a street side beggar when he has mouths to feed.  The potential is there to get really creative.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Don Nicola Bux on Amoris Laetitia: "The Eucharist is Not a Sacrament for the Sinner"

"The Eucharist is not a sacrament for the sinner but the sacrament of reconciled sinners. Just as it is the source and principle of mercy. I hope I have been clear!
Nicola Bux, August 13, 2016 at a youth meeting in Schio. The theologian spoke on the theme "The sacraments are not a joke." The Eucharist is not a sacrament for the divorced and remarried, but for reconciled sinners. The liturgist Nicola Bux is one of the most reputable practitioners of the liturgical science and is one of the leading supporters of Benedict XVI's intended liturgical renewal. He is a lecturer at the Theological Faculty of Puglia and the local Institute of Religious Sciences, consultor of the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith and the Congregation for the Causes of Saints  and spiritual assistant of the St. Josef Brotherhood of Bari. Under Pope Benedict XVI. he was also a consultant of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Pope .
Image: Santa Maria dell'elemosina (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred
Link to Katholisches...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Byproduct of Modernist Abbey Pleads Guilty to Molestation

Mr. Feeney minored in “theology” at St. John’s University.
Edit: as aforementioned, a devious predator has been sentenced with extensive contacts to a Modernist Monastery.  Now it looks like he’s going to be going to prison for a long time.

In a related story, Father Jerome Tupa, a pornographic “artist” has displayed his work at a St. Joseph Parish after the Palm Sunday Vigil.

An alumnus of the St. John's University, Mathew David Feeney, run by the Monastery of St. John's Abbey, according to Pine Curtain, was recently accused of sexually abusing two boys he promised would go to Hollywood in the capacity of his talent agency, Walden Entertainment.

[Fox News] Former Twin Cities talent agent Matthew Feeney pleaded guilty to molesting children in Washington County Court Monday.

Two brothers who were working with Feeney accused the agent of touching them inappropriately. His plea means Feeney's young victims won't have to go through a trial in May, when prosecutors will ask a judge to give Feeney nine years in prison.

He admitted touching the youngest brother who was nine at the time when he slept over at his house, and admitted to molesting the older brother when he was 16.

The youngest victim, now 12, was in court. His mother spoke out in defense of her son.

"He said, ‘I hope he spends every day in prison wondering what is going to happen to him, like I used to wonder what he was going to do to me," the victim's mother said.

There was no plea deal in terms of Feeney's sentence. State guidelines call for up to nine years in prison for someone with a history like Feeney's. He was also convicted 20 years ago of three cases of sexually abusing boys when he was a Catholic church youth director and worked at a catholic youth camp.

Feeney's attorney will argue for a shorter sentence than that, but did not specify the length.

"No sentence is long enough because he'll just get out and do it again," the victim's mother said.

The time Feeney did in court Monday does may not be the end of it. He's also accused of molesting the son of a relative in Massachusetts, and due in court on those charges later this month.

Read more: Feeney pleads guilty to molesting children - KMSP-TV

For retreat and information on Jerome Tupa’s work, contact Father Bob Pierson at the retreat house:

  Reservation information: or call the Guesthouse at 320-363-2573.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

With Alb and Stole: He Didn't Have His Rubber Ducky

A priest in the Diocese of Regensburg played Church Captain in an inflatable boat during Mass. For the Novus Ordo Eucharistic Celebration is an empty euer, which must be filled with just about anything.

[] Recently, Pastor Wolfgan Stowasser presided over a youth Eucharist in the Village of Altmannstein -- in the Upper Bavarian County of Eichstaett.

This was according to the regional news 'Donaukurier' on the 20th of September.

Fr. Stowasser has looked after six parishes in the newly established pastoral area Altmannstein.

The Parish Union belongs to the Diocese of Regensburg, which is led by facade-conservative Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller.

Entertaining Events for the Indifferent

The Motto of the Youth Mass reads "We'll be more".

Around 300 partly advanced in years appeared for the New Mass.

The "central theme" through the introduction was the expression that all believers sit in a boat -- said the 'Donaukurier'.

During the event -- supposedly to preach --- Fr. Stowasser played in a sketch.

For this he posted in the place of a Novus Ordo table (altar), a bright red rubber boat.

In alb and stole the Minister -- together with some of the youth from the six parishes -- into the inflatable boat.

The high=point of the deeply grounded teaching piece consists in this, that the boat's occupants are shown, wanting to go in different directions.

But wait, there is a happy end: they all agree to a direction, around the Church together, paddling to the altar-table:

"That's the way with the Parish Union" -- explained Fr. Wolfgang Stowasser to the 'Donaukurier' the moral of the story.

He was described in the paper as the "Captain".

For the collection the Pastor didn't collect money, rather he distributed "friendship bands".

Link to original,

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Artist of the Week: Anachoronistic Freezedried Los Angeles Beatnik-Priest

With a copy of a scandalous cartoon satire of Genesis displayed on his coffee table, this masculine priest has a prison youth ministry in Los Angeles and "paints", occasionally earning $5000 a canvas for his efforts.

POMONA, Calif. — There's no steeple out front, no rows of pews inside, not even so much as a crucifix on display.[Really says it all]

Still, this cramped little art studio in the middle of what, until not very long ago, was a street with as many broken dreams as it has potholes, is the closest thing to paradise Father Bill Moore has found. It's the place where the 60-year-old Catholic priest serves God by creating abstract paintings that he sells by the hundreds.

No ordinary preacher, Father Bill, as he's known throughout Pomona's fledgling arts district, long ago discarded his clerical collar in favour of a painter's smock. Only on Sundays does he trade it for holy vestments to deliver mass at a local church or one of several detention facilities for youthful offenders.

All other times Moore is head of the Ministry of the Arts for the West Coast branch of his religious order, the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. His job is to serve God by painting whatever comes to mind.

"That's Bill's gift, his talent, and we have to support that," says Father Donal McCarthy, who is the order's West Coast provincial and Moore's superior. "When you've got a creative person, you shouldn't stifle that creativity."

Leaders of the order, founded more than 200 years ago in France, know of no other member whose only mission has been to paint. But then Moore, a child of the '60s who can quote the words of Jim Morrison, Bruce Springsteen and Jesus Christ with equal facility, has been a barrier-breaker since he ignored his provincial's order his freshman year of college to study either philosophy or theology. He majored in art instead. [Willakers, it makes him peachy keen with the kids and stuff.]

"The next year, a letter came from the provincial saying all the students are now encouraged to major in subjects of their choice. I thought that was very cool," Moore recalls with a smile as he sits in the lobby of his modest studio sipping coffee. A copy of underground comic-book artist R. Crumb's "The Book of Genesis" sits on the coffee table and works by Japanese artist Kazumi Tanaka (a personal favourite) are displayed here and there.

Since early childhood, Moore says, he knew he had the calling - to be a painter. The call to be a priest came later.

"I was doing little abstract paintings when I was a little boy, like around eight, nine years old," Moore recalls.

"My grandmother would just think they were the greatest things," he continues with a laugh. "The rest of the members of my family, they were, ah, kind of more like art critics."

Not that the art world has been all that harsh on him. Moore's works, which are often compared to those of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, sell for more than $5,000 apiece, and he has been the subject of frequent shows at galleries throughout the Southwest. Any profits he makes from those shows go directly to his order.

"His work, as abstract as it is, has a definite spiritual quality to it," says Fenton Moore, who is curating a Moore exhibition that opened Dec. 24 at the Galerie Zuger in Santa Fe, N.M. "It could be that it comes more from his heart than what you feel from other abstract artists. Or it could also be because he's just a very religious person."

Although he once worked in a realistic style, doing figures and landscapes, Moore decided a dozen years ago that abstract expressionism would be his language.

That has caused some consternation among his order, like the time he was commissioned to do the stained-glass windows for St. Anne's Church in Kaneohe, Hawaii, and proposed a series of abstract works.

"The pastor there said, 'That's not going to happen,"' Moore recalled with a laugh. So he reverted to a traditional style for that work, as he did for a recent commissioned painting of Father Damien, patron saint of Hawaii, who was a member of Moore's order when he went to live among the lepers of Hawaii's Molokai island in the 1800s.

But when he works in his studio, Moore approaches each new project with no specific plan. Working with acrylic paints, he lets his ideas flow spontaneously onto canvas, then adds bits of metal, glass or other discarded, seemingly worthless materials to each painting. They represent redemption, a central theme in his order's belief that God's love is unconditional.

It's that approach, combined with his intricate brush skills, that makes his art so appealing, says fellow painter A.S. Ashley.

"I think the hard contrasts between the light areas and the coloured fields are very striking and they draw you in," Ashley says. "And then, as you get closer, you see not only the textures but also some of the intimate details that exist within them."

Moore, who was ordained in 1975, spent much of his career as a traditional Catholic priest who happened to paint. That changed in 1998 when his superiors created the Ministry of the Arts.

Soon he had moved into a studio in a century-old building in this hardscrabble town 50 kilometres east of Los Angeles. He secluded himself in a rundown industrial neighbourhood that was just beginning to reinvent itself as an arts district.

He still lives there, with his cat, in a cramped loft behind his work space. For entertainment he occasionally tunes in an ancient TV that requires hanging a coat hanger on its rabbit-ear antenna to pull in a local news channel.

But he doesn't mind.

"I don't know what it is to be really wealthy, but I feel so rich," he says, rubbing his hands together enthusiastically. "I get up in the morning and I do what I love to do."