Saturday, April 14, 2007

I wasted NINE YEARS!

when I could have been ordained in 30 seconds, tops!

Rich highlights the article from this morning's Enquirer about instant ordination with the New Life Church, or some such.

I guess the only real response is: Truth! That organization seems about as shallow as a puddle on a hot summer day. Whereas the Catholic Church has the depths of the ocean to explore.

Oh well, we Catholic priests still out number them.


Fr. Todd J. Petersen said...

At least I only 'wasted 7 years' in seminary, but I bet both of us know that anything worth doing is worthy doing well, even if it takes time. From a faith perspective, such a quick 'ordination' is means to only cheap 'grace' and cotton-candy theology!

Father Martin Fox said...

Father Kyle:

I remember one day, sitting in the library at the seminary, reading about this online. And I got a impish thought, "wouldn't it be funny if I signed up for one of these things?"

About 10 seconds later, I thought, "yeah, and it'd be an impediment to orders!"

That, on top of the fact that I'd received a dispensation already for an impediment (I joined a Protestant church in college), I didn't think the Holy See would be amused.

Anonymous said...

I would be lying if I said that this "instant ordination thing" didn't sound somewhat tempting for several of us as we prepared for comps!

Fr. Howard

Sara said...

Y'all know that you don't even have to go online for some churches--Campbellite Churches of Christ will let just about anyone call themselves a preacher. All a man needs is a KJV and the ability to go on and on for 45 minutes :)

I think I'm one of the few who didn't find the Easter Vigil too long. Three hours was a normal Sunday morning for me growing up :)

Jackie said...

Fr. Kyle,

Some people are just a little slower than others!! So it took you nine years!!