Of bishops, birds and shotguns

A reader alerted me to a blog post by His Excellency Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, Bishop of Cheyenne in Wyoming. We have seen His Excellency before when he was with the gun-totin’ Mystic Monks, the Carmelites whose coffee I peddle.

Buy some coffee NOW. You need to refresh your coffee supply, don’t you?

Bp. Etienne hunts turkeys:

After what seemed like a long time, I thought the game was up, so I crawled to the edge to see what if anything was going on.  As luck would have it, there was a good group there, and of course, I “busted” them.  Game over.  However, they had crossed the stream, and started heading back in the direction I came from.

So, I got above them on a nice field, and moved as fast as I could to try to cut them off.  After a lengthy stretch, little did I know, the birds were still ahead of me.  As I came through a large section of brush, I saw something move off to my right, and there was a large group of Toms slowly feeding.  So, I picked the closest one. .  . now I’ll be feeding on him!

WDTPRS KUDOS to Bp. Etienne.

I will remind you that the excellent Wyoming Catholic College is in the confines the Diocese of Cheyenne.

Click HERE and go spike the bishop’s blog stats!

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12 Responses to Of bishops, birds and shotguns

  1. AnAmericanMother says:

    An extremely versatile bishop! Master of the shotgun as well as the rifle!

    If he gets a couple of wheelguns, he can shoot Cowboy Action. We’d love to have him on the line (every Cowboy club needs a chaplain!)

  2. heway says:

    would love to have Bp.Wall of gallup keep such a blog for his sheep!
    Been following Bp. Etienne since he received the call to Cheyanne.

  3. heway says:

    Sorry about spelling – Cheyenne (it is my poor typing)

  4. Maltese says:

    “I thought the game was up”….”Game over,” fantastic! It’s good to know when you have a Bishop with a satchel-sack! I raise my glass to you!

    As an aside, I’m an avid fly-fisherman. Wading in the sunny waters of the Pecos river in my Chacos, shooting lines up-stream in expectation; there is noting like it!

  5. Adam Welp says:

    The only thing that could have made His Excellency’s blog post more cool would have been if his biological brothers Frs. Bernie and Zach were hunting with him. I wonder if he was using the he received as an ordination gift from his brothers. Southern Indiana’s loss was the greater Church’s gain!

  6. afanco says:

    “Don’t cross the streams.”

  7. Mariana says:

    Great sport – spiking bishops’ blog stats : ) !

  8. Mike says:

    As a long-time deer hunter–with bow, blackpowder, shotgun, and rifle–I applaud this wonderful Bishop for his active participation in the reality of Genesis 1:28.

  9. irishgirl says:

    Wow…a gun toting bishop! Betcha that turkey he bagged was delicious!

  10. Eric says:

    go spike the bishop’s blog stats!

    I’m pretty sure that was an excommunicable offense before VII.

  11. frjim4321 says:

    As a whitetail hunter I’m happy to hear a bishop is also a hunter. I don’t know of any other priests in our diocese who hunt.

  12. q7swallows says:

    There’s a juicy rafter of turkeys over at Notre Dame . . .