He's a priest. He's a parent. And not...

He's a priest. He's a parent. And nothing's simple after that.

There are 18 comments on the TwinCities story from Jul 21, 2013, titled He's a priest. He's a parent. And nothing's simple after that.. In it, TwinCities reports that:

Members of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Columba in St. Paul suffered a double blow in the summer of 2004: Their school closed and their parish priest abruptly left.

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PB in Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jul 21, 2013
Amazing. And people wonder why I left the Catholic Church when I was old enough to decide for myself. Money-grubbing hypocrites who have no morals that expect their parishioners to "do as I say, not as I do".
John Lee Anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jul 22, 2013
So true, is there nothing the Catholic Church won't cover up? They are notorious for sheltering illegal aliens.

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PAUL SHYKORA arts

Calgary, Canada

#5 Jul 27, 2013
John Lee Anonymous wrote:
So true, is there nothing the Catholic Church won't cover up? They are notorious for sheltering illegal aliens.
...Vhaat...eh??..you's cover-up your real name,here..??..hyprocrite...li er..self-hatred..yha..you..you ...yada u u

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John Lee Anonymous

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jul 27, 2013
PAUL SHYKORA arts wrote:
<quoted text>...Vhaat...eh??..you's cover-up your real name,here..??..hyprocrite...li er..self-hatred..yha..you..you ...yada u u
Screw you, moron. My name is John Lee and I'm in the F-N phone book. Give me a call, or better yet, drop on by! Nothing I said isn't true.

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Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jul 27, 2013
John Lee Anonymous wrote:
So true, is there nothing the Catholic Church won't cover up? They are notorious for sheltering illegal aliens.
The Protestant churches have been covering alot more than the Catholic Church does.
John Lee Anonymous

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jul 29, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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The Protestant churches have been covering alot more than the Catholic Church does.
Have you seen the CNN show about the Catholic priest who molested and murdered a 25 year old girl, then the diocese covered it up for 50 years? He was sent to a monastery, until he left the priesthood.
And, now the pope said it's OK for priests to be gay, despite all the gay child molester priests.
I didn't leave the Catholic Church, the Catholic Church left me!
Beatrice

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Sep 27, 2013
Glad you left.
John Lee Anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Sep 27, 2013
Beatrice wrote:
Glad you left.
So am I, and the 29,999,999 others who have left in the last 10 years!
Thanks for the well wishes, obviously a devout Catholic yourself!
Devine

Portland, OR

#17 Sep 27, 2013
As a child my Catholic neighbors took pitty on me, the heathen child. I loved their rituals, the hanky on my head because I was a girl, the statues of Mother Mary and David or St Christopher which they worshipped. The holy water the prayer boards and the rosary. It was so much like my dads pagan rituals. Except at home, we had a fire outside when we gave our prayers to the wind. Who needs confession when you can stand before the stars of heaven by yourself?

I was asking that question before I finished chatocism. The answer came back to me on a sweet summers breeze.

“Dark Lord of All.”

Since: Jun 13

The Untempered Schism.

#18 Sep 27, 2013
This does not surprise me one bit. Hell, news could break out that the pope has his own harem and I wouldn't bat an eyelash.
Hmmmmm

Seattle, WA

#19 Sep 29, 2013
Does a room full of little boys count as a harem?

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Sep 29, 2013
Devine wrote:
As a child my Catholic neighbors took pitty on me, the heathen child. I loved their rituals, the hanky on my head because I was a girl, the statues of Mother Mary and David or St Christopher which they worshipped. The holy water the prayer boards and the rosary. It was so much like my dads pagan rituals. Except at home, we had a fire outside when we gave our prayers to the wind. Who needs confession when you can stand before the stars of heaven by yourself?
I was asking that question before I finished chatocism. The answer came back to me on a sweet summers breeze.
I take it that you are a gal. In the Catholic Church. A gal was NOT supposed to be praying with a uncovered head. Meaning even a hanky sufficed as a head covering. Though most Catholics used to use a veil.
Cece

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Oct 13, 2013
Since you aren't Catholic, why do you care?
GreenBay Troll

Hanoi, Vietnam

#23 Oct 13, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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I take it that you are a gal. In the Catholic Church. A gal was NOT supposed to be praying with a uncovered head. Meaning even a hanky sufficed as a head covering. Though most Catholics used to use a veil.
Sangelia wanted to be a priest. More access to the kids.
Devine

United States

#24 Oct 14, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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I take it that you are a gal. In the Catholic Church. A gal was NOT supposed to be praying with a uncovered head. Meaning even a hanky sufficed as a head covering. Though most Catholics used to use a veil.
How perceptive of you. Although, I wasn't a "gal". I was a ten year old little girl. And,yes, being a Heathen I didn't have a veil of my own. So my Catholic neighbors took pity on my soul and brought me inside their church after placing a pretty hanky with pink flowers and lace on my head. I thought it was pretty.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Oct 14, 2013
Devine wrote:
<quoted text>How perceptive of you. Although, I wasn't a "gal". I was a ten year old little girl. And,yes, being a Heathen I didn't have a veil of my own. So my Catholic neighbors took pity on my soul and brought me inside their church after placing a pretty hanky with pink flowers and lace on my head. I thought it was pretty.
I've had my own times learning about what Catholic families can be like.
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Be it as a guest at a Catholic wedding for a relative who went from being a Lutheran to becoming a Catholic during the time when it was mandatory for the person to convert to that Christian sect.. Seeing what goes on in a Mass. Not just the Wedding Mass, but other Masses with them and some of my friends.
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Or being a dinner guest at several meals with friends who are Catholics. And seeing them do their meal time prayers complete with crossing themselves.
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Plus taking classes on it as well as reading books on the subject. And thanks to the computer being hooked to the internet. Being able to do research that way too.
Devine

United States

#26 Oct 14, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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I've had my own times learning about what Catholic families can be like.
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Be it as a guest at a Catholic wedding for a relative who went from being a Lutheran to becoming a Catholic during the time when it was mandatory for the person to convert to that Christian sect.. Seeing what goes on in a Mass. Not just the Wedding Mass, but other Masses with them and some of my friends.
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Or being a dinner guest at several meals with friends who are Catholics. And seeing them do their meal time prayers complete with crossing themselves.
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Plus taking classes on it as well as reading books on the subject. And thanks to the computer being hooked to the internet. Being able to do research that way too.
Surely with all of your experiences you found beauty in the Catholic faith. Nothing more beautiful than a Cathlolic wedding or family bowing their heads together in prayer. Then again, the dinner discussion was a lot more lively at my Jewish friends house across the lake. Everyone talking at the same time with equally interesting rituals. And so many pretty dishes to wash and put away after every meal.

They never brought me to the Synogogue but they didn't tell me I was a Heathen, either.
Jennifer l

Serbia

#28 Nov 30, 2013
Suicide is NOT a mortal sin. You need to get your facts right. You must be a Bible thumping, religion-inventing Baptist. Jesus himself said that only blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is a mortal sin.

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