Farther Mulcahy may have been the only straight priest ever. And he was not even a real priest.
Well did you SEE her shoes? Clearly, she had it coming.
He probably knew she was dead and didn't want to take the time to stop and pop a boner.
besides commit the seen to memory so that you could write about it later, and standing back to watch what a priest would do in that circumstance, what did YOU do? did you kneel by this poor woman to offfer her (i'm assuming prayers would not be your first choice) any comfort or encouraging words, or did you, in your self-righteous fervor, merely race back to your computer to (1) tell us you are face-fucking a priest (good for you) and (2) bitch about what a priest (no more or less a human being that you) did not do. perhaps instead of asking what would FICTIONAL!!! father mulcahy would do, your question should be "why didn't I do anything" - or does face-fucking a priest corrupt you so totally that you forget how to be a HUMAN BEING. good grief!
But, if they're going to start leaving the dead and dying alone, that's a good thing. That's progress, isn't it? First they quit molesting the dead, then they quit molesting the near dead, and after that they'll not be bothering the nearly married. Sooner than you think (not in your lifetime, but soon) they'll slide down a slippery slope at the bottom of which they'll be molesting nobody at all.
Obviously, "Stella" hasn't face-fucked a Priest. It's a pretty visceral experience.
2d most Catholic city....Providence? LA?
@ 5, darling, CALM DOWN. i did indeed engage a member of the scene who told me thank you, the ambulance had been called, nothing to be done. as to linger and gawk seemed couterproductive (if not rather rude), i moved to procede on my journey, whence came the priest, who offered nothing, engaged no one. this wasn't about me, pickle. i'm not a priest. i'm just a homo. and i asked. what did YOU do?
Wow. Stella wins, you lose. Big time.
The priest was really a journalist recording the heartlessness of passers-by ignoring a fresh accident victim. Besides, Swedes are Lutherans, not Catholics -- anointing the sick in such a case would be meaningless.
But Fr. Mulcahy is emblematic of the hundreds of sexually repressed Irish priests turned out like kerosene lanterns to serve American parishes, starting in the second half of the 1800s. By virtue of their numbers and English language abilities, they squelched the voices of the few French and German priests and bishops, assuring that American Catholicism would be less about Mardi Gras and Karneval, and more about hair shirts and self-flagellation.
Their repressed sexuality had to find some kind of outlet; sadly it was pedophilia. The Irish are in the forefront of churchly child abuse, sexual and otherwise. Do a google search on the Christian Brothers of Ireland, and their corresponding Sisters of Mercy, have done, especially in Eire and Australia. In Canada, the CBI had to sell all their schools to pay damages to the boys they abused in an industrial school they ran. The abuse performed by the Sisters of Mercy was made into a movie.
and i might add: if a PRIEST, of all things, fails to act (in any way!) in the presence of the dying, the injured, and /or the dead, then exactly what. The. Fuck. Are. Priests. FOR?
Jill, Boston is (may be) the number 1 Irish Catholic city in the country. No. 2 would be either NYC or Chicago. Boston has so many Irish because it was the shortest trip and thus the cheapest passage from the old sod. Realize that immigrants who settled in East Coast cities were often the poorest of the poor, without enough money to take a train inland.
If I was badly injured and laying on the ground, the LAST thing I'd want to do is have to muster the energy to tell a priest to fuck off. Unless he was the only person around to call 911 on my behalf, I would only hope he'd step over me and move along.
How the fuck are we not supposed to ask about you being descended from a priest's bastard?
where is father mulcahy? right here my friends:
i'm confused. That piece was actually sort of well written and interesting and I thought it was Savage for a moment.
wassup with Adrian?
Michael Strangeways just compared Adrian! to Savage.
It is officially time to kill myself.
I'm sure that nice priest was merely in a rush to find that poor woman's young male offspring so as to give them some much needed support in their hour of unsupervised vulnerability.
As well as being gentle, meek and slighty useless, didn't 'Dago Red' also have a serious left hook as a result of teaching boxing somewhere ?? Seem to remember him decking someone who was giving Hotlips a hard time.
I know. We apparently now live in a topsy-turvy, mixed up, crazy, parallal university known as Bizaaro Seattle.
It's giving me the vapors.
I need somebody to explain this to me.
Why is collective accountability OK when talking about priests? Isn't each individual responsible for their own actions, and nobody else's?
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