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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Just saying.

Berating the wounded before shooting them isn't a spiritual work of mercy.


  1. I hear you and wish I had words of wisdom or comfort, Dale.

    You and yours are in our prayers.

    Speaking for my own family, we'd already decamped for the Byzantine Rite before all this erupted. I continue to be struck by how blessed and well-fed we are in our current parish. It certainly makes this sturm und drang much easier to bear with relative equanimity.

    But I spent several years dealing with exactly this in spite of Pope Benedict's example and leadership. I finally concluded, with the help of my spiritual director, that a "change of scenery" was required as I had worked myself into a spiritually corrosive situation.

    Drop me a line if I can be of further help. I've mislaid your email.

  2. The self-appointed exterminators of doubt are only feeding my doubts.

  3. Yeah, at this point I think I'm less bothered by His Holiness' comments than the reaction of many I previously considered (internet) friends and allies.

    I'm trying to practice detachment and reciting the Jesus Prayer a lot.

  4. No better anti-witness to Catholicism exists. Goodbye to all that.

  5. Dale, I'm just some poor guy who occasionally leaves comments on your blog, writes his own conrtadictory and deeply insignificant blog, who scrambles every month to keep the bills paid. Having said that: is there anything I can do to help?


    We've never been in contact by post all these years. Would that bother you?

  7. Dale,

    You are in my prayers. May God give you the peace of soul that you seek.


  8. Mr. Price, I would like to join with Bear in asking if there is anything I can do to help. My email address can be found at my blog.

    You are also in my prayers.

  9. Dale, I also wish I could find something to say to help you. I've been a lurker on this site for a long time but just felt the need to speak up tonight. Wish you lived in Oregon, we'd take you and your family to our great Byzantine Rite parish.Will pray for your family tonight.
    Frankie N.

  10. Thank you for the prayers--they do lift.

    Short update: Catholicism is still stuck with me. But uncritical fanbois of the current pope probably won't be convinced with the way grace diagnosed and treated my crisis.

  11. Deo gratias, Dale.
    Still praying for all y'all.