Here is an interesting video.
Protesters confront Fr. Ted Martin with a huge rally (about four people) in front of St. Augustine Cathedral (Kalamazoo, Michigan) on June 10, 2012.
Here is an a-typical protester who has facts (wrong), issues (conflated), and the talking points of the Fishwrap. This is, in short, a community organizer.
BTW… they don’t like actual references to Second Vatican Council the need to make distinctions. Memorize your paragraphs, even though they will – in the name of the Spirit of the Council – accuse you of being like a fundamentalist when you cite paragraphs.
The protester wasn’t unprepared, but she was reeeeeeeally confused.
I think the priest did a good job in the face of the buzz words and talking points and Alinksy tactics.
I have a homework project for you all:
In the combox, note down the protesters talking points and buzz words, especially with reference to the “Spirit of Vatican II”.
Note also that the community organizer, who keeps up the steady stream of talking points, doesn’t actually belong to a parish. She is in a “home church”. Anyone wanna guess who runs it?
Fathers, get ready for some people to confront you with a camera.
Following a link from a reader in the combox, below, we find more about the one Supertradmom called “the talky woman“.
Kim Franke is a former Mercy sister (Buffalo, NY) of 11 years with two theology degrees, including a master’s degree from Notre Dame where she studied with noted theologians [Richard McBrien!] and then taught theology at the collegiate level. Although “Catholic to the core” and unwilling to give up on the Church, [Isn’t she special?] her love-hate relationship with the institution makes it too difficult for her to attend Mass since women are not fully incorporated into the liturgy or ministry. Instead, she is part of a “home church” with a dozen friends who meet weekly, share homilies on the readings and support and participate in various local ministries.
In other words, she isn’t really practicing her Catholic faith anymore.
A priest friend who knows Fr. Martin wrote this to me by email:
They were protesting at the Cathedral because of an article he wrote and he came out and they asked him to sign their little petition with words of thanks to nuns, so he did: Thank you Mother Assumpta for your obedience to the Magisterium, and on like that with a half dozen nuns names.
Fantastic. I am starting to like this guy more and more.