Mark Brumbaugh, Thursday, April 15, 2010
I am trying to get the Bishop's attention; here is how I hope to do it.
For the personal attention of Daniel Cardinal DiNardo:
It is with sadness that after many years of generosity, I must inform you that I can no longer support the DSF.
Your letters to Congress on behalf of the USCCB under the guise of Social Justice, supported the violation of many commandments (thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not covert thy neighbors goods) as well as basic tenets of my faith including the right to private property and subsidiarity. I found it incredible that the USCCB would assign our personal moral responsibility to be charitable to such a corrupt and self serving institution as the United States government under the current regime.
In January of this year I attended a mass at St. Claire’s in Clear Lake. We were attending this parish as a guest along with 50 others of my extended family to memorialize the recent death in childbirth of my 39 year old daughter-in-law. I was treated to an impossible homily by the Deacon, wherein he informed those present that if they had health insurance, they were stealing. I was forced in the prayers of the faithful to pray for “Universal Health Care” and “Immigration Reform”.
Upon sending several notes to the pastor of said parish (Father Dominic Pistore) asking for clarification and reconciliation of that sermon with the teachings of the church, I was admonished to never contact him again, was told I was immoral and “may God have mercy on my soul.” He liberally quoted the USCCB and your letters to Congress.
I sent those letters to your and Bishop Joe’s attention. I never received a response. I was told my a member of that parish, that your personal assistant called Father Dominic and was informed by the good father that my letters were unworthy of your attention.
You should have known that trying to do good through the evil people in this administration, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and even Stupak, would lead to the ambiguous external placation in the form of a presidential order of no significance restricting federal funds from abortion. I am frankly ashamed and disgusted with the USCCB for shirking their responsibilities to lead us to a moral and righteous salvation, and instead have been way too vociferous in support of Social Justice through government mandate. And to have your conscientious faithful’s mail filtered by an executive assistant in these days of scandal is frankly extremely shortsighted and unworthy of a church leader.
You should know well over half of practicing Catholics that I know take extreme opposition to the positions of the USCCB on certain political issues and have plenty of biblical, catechism, and papal pronouncements to back them up. I am fortunate to attend a parish that leaves to Caesar those things that are Caesars and concentrates on our lives with respect to God.
Yours in Christ,
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Date: Mon May 17 11:56:19 2010
Location: Sugar Land, TX USA
This sounds very familiar. My husband wrote a similar letter to Cardinal DiNardo and our church pastor, and got no response as well.
I don't know how much longer we can sit in the pews of our church.
Date: Thu Jul 01 23:34:55 2010
Location: Houston, TX, USA
I was at the same mass and heard the same homily. I have refused to give any money to the church DSF or local parish.
Where do you attend mass?
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
As part of the ongoing effort to upgrade this whole website, upgraded this webpage to the new BB 2.0 - SBI! 3.0 release and to make use of the new reusable code features.
An earlier phase of this major conversion corrupted or adversely affected some fonts, alignments, quotes and tables in the previously published webpages. Not to worry; this phase is converting them all, one by one. Eventually, every webpage on this site will have the same look and feel as this one.
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Date: Mon Oct 01 20:57:22 2012
My local church/elementary school is St Anthony of Padua in the Woodlands, TX. They are partaking in a homosexual oriented "Mix it Up Day", on October 30, 2012, promoting tolerance of practicing homosexuals and acceptance of their "lifestyles". It is targeted for elementary and secondary school students and is sponsored by the pro-homo, pro-abort, Catholic-hating Southern Poverty Law Center.
I have complained to both the parish monsignor and Cardinal DiNardo with no response.
Date: Tue Oct 02 05:19:19 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
I wonder if this guy DiNardo is even Catholic, or if he might be an undercover “plant” of the evil one, placed where he can do the most harm.
Date: Wed Oct 31 09:10:12 2012
Response I received from St. Anthony of Padua regarding Mike's comment on the Southern Poverty Law Center's involvement with the school.
This is a big mistake. The school is in no way shape or form involved with this organization and when the school was listed on their website for no reason and the organization was called and it was immediately taken off. If you have further questions you can contact Renee Nunez at email@example.com
Director of Parish Faith Formation
St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
The Woodlands, TX 77382
Date: Mon Nov 11 10:18:09 2013
Location: Houston, Texas U.S.A.
I am a 65-year old recently retired engineer and native Houstonian.Oh November 9, 2013 my wife and I attended a wedding ceremony which was held at the Shrine of True Cross church located at 300 Fm 517 Rd E, Dickinson TX 77539. I am writing to complain about the Priest who conducted the ceremony and mass. This Priest behaved in a manner unbecoming to a Priest by first stating that he was from Spain and that the Shrine of True Cross was HIS church and that we would do what HE tells us to do. He told the bride that he was from Spain and that Spain conducts weddings in a manner in which HE would conduct her wedding and not like the traditional weddings here. During Mass the priest scolded and embarrassed several of the attendees in front of the congregation. He was arrogant, disrespectful and rude. He even reprimended the two photographers who had been given his perminssion to photograph from the front pew, having them move towards the wall where photographs could not be taken of the wedding ceremony and vows. The wedding couple were deprieved of photographs from the blessed and special moments of their wedding. After the wedding several people gathered outside and complained about his behaviour, calling him a Hitler Priest and Dictator Priest. Where is the love and compassion that the Catholic Church talks about? Where is the respect for individuals attending a service? That is NOT HIS CHURCH...it is the people's church! His behaviour is a direct reflection on a lack of supervision from the Bishop, Cardinals and Catholic Church. I am embarrassed to be associated with the Catholic Church, especially for the non-Catholic visitors who witnessed such arrogant behaviour! Thank God there is more than one church to choose from. Now I know why the Catholic Church is loosing so many people to other religions. This priest needs to be put in his place for he is giving the Catholic Church a very bad reputation. At the reception people were very upset at how the wedding ceremony was ruined by this Priest and his behaviour. If this Priest wants to be a dictator he should go back to Spain!!
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