Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jesuits Get An Inspection By The New Archbishop

Staten Islanders will get a first-hand look at New York's new Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan tonight at a fund-raising reception and dinner at the Mount Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Fort Wadsworth.

There are still openings to attend the cocktail reception at 6 p.m., which is $100. Those interested can call 718-727-3844, extension 200. There are no openings to attend the dinner.

Dolan, who participated in the funeral mass for former state Sen. John Marchi this morning, will be welcomed by Father Edward Quinnan, S.J. director of Mount Manresa during the reception.

Dolan, 59, was installed as archbishop of New York on April 15.

The former Milwaukee archbishop succeeded Cardinal Edward Egan, 77, who retired after nine years in the job. Dolan is expected to eventually be named a cardinal.

Link (here)


Ryan Duns, SJ said...


Every now and again, I stop over to your site to see what new idiocy you are perpetrating on the world.

This headline is particularly noteworthy: "Jesuits Get an Inspection By the New Archbishop."

Really, Joe? Inspection? It seems to me, because I have basic literacy skills, that the news story says that Bishop Dolan will be attending a fund-raiser at the retreat house. There is nothing about him 'inspecting' the Jesuits or the retreat house.

I don't know a charitable way to suggest to you that you need to go back and work on your reading comprehension skills - these are the skills cultivated between sixth and ninth grade, I believe. You have an uncanny knack for taking completely benign stories/new items (Lord knows, you don't write them yourself) and then making unfounded insinuations.

Joseph Fromm said...

Do you feel better?
You are welcome any time, thank you for participating.



Ryan Duns, SJ said...

No, Joe, I don't. You're still publishing misrepresentations and lies. I urge you to have a true conversion of heart, one witnessed to through charitable actions rather than empty and piously-dressed platitudes.

Offering a condescending invitation doesn't give you the moral high ground. It does remind me, though, of Jesus' admonition:

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness." (Matthew 23:27)

You are known by the fruits you bear, Joe. Near as I can tell, they are rotten to the core.

I hope you find peace,


Joseph Fromm said...


Viator Catholicus said...

Wow! What's got Br. Ryan Duns's goat?
I guess he is reading into your title. Your article was completely non-confrontational.
The title could be taken in a couple of ways. But, I see this seminarian was quick to take it in a negative way. It says more about him than you.
What is ironic is that Dolan himself portrayed it as an "inspection" of sorts. But, only those who have something to hide should fear inspections. Do the Jesuits at Mount Manresa have something to hide? Instead of interpreting your hidden intention and attacking you personally perhaps Br. Ryan could have explained what goes on at Mount Manresa. Meanwhile, I see though that logic is no longer being taught to Jesuit seminarians for he would have known that ad hominem attacks are of little value.

Anyway, I will be on the look out for this seminarian to respond with equal indignation in that rag called "America" when unorthodox voices exhalt themselves over the teaching of Holy Mother Church and attribute bad motives to her.

Anonymous said...

Duns is right that this is not an inspection. But when he says,

"I urge you to have a true conversion of heart, one witnessed to through charitable actions rather than empty and piously-dressed platitudes,"

I could say the same thing to Duns, only changing "piously-dressed platitudes" to "nakedly impious platitudes."

In all charity, Duns, you need to check yourself. You do no one any favors when you put your intellect to work making others feel small.

Fredrick in Brooklyn said...

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."