It never ceases to disgust the Readers at how low Dannie can sink.
You'd think we'd be used to it. But even we can be surprised. Take, for instance, the Passion Sunday "Bishop's (?) Corner," where we found the following example of manipulative effrontery (emphasis ours):
One of our faithful went to Margaret O’Brien’s funeral at the Pius X church in Walton, and was really surprised, scandalized even, at the photo of Bergoglio they have there. After all, he’s the antichrist from Hell...How far can you push a good ole boy? Pretty far, it looks like. What would Bernie Brueggemann have to say about this?
The truth is, in moral outrage he (and his money) left the cult, and his Requiem Mass was held at the rival SSPV chapel. No doubt the calculated mention of this courageous man's name is part of the cult masters' PR campaign to erase the haunting memory of the 2009 SGG School Scandal from the weak minds of the depraved, remaining Gerties. (The cult center's coming unglued fast, as we'll show next week. His Brazenness is at his wits' end, so he'll try anything, no matter how indecent.)
After this exemplary Christian left SGG, Big Don Sanborn wrote him a turgid and fatuously reasoned letter, available here. (The gentleman, you should bear in mind, had been, prior to the outbreak of the scandal, a very generous benefactor of SGG and the pesthouse "seminary.") In his sharply worded rebuttal of the self-interested rector's lame arguments,* the honorable layman wrote:
My decision to leave St. Gertrude is not based upon advancing the sedevacantist cause but upon (1) not being able, in good conscience, to be associated with clergy whose behavior is morally reprehensible, (2) not being able, in good conscience, to entrust my soul and the souls of (potentially) my wife and children to clergy who calumniate other priests, lie from the pulpit, and defend, excuse, and employ as principal of a supposedly Catholic school a man who physically abuses children and scandalizes them so that their bodies and souls are in danger. How could I ever trust clergy who do such things? How could I possibly turn a blind eye to it and act as though nothing were wrong? I cannot.If the late Mr. Brueggeman's ethically informed opinion really carried any weight with Dannie, why didn't he heed these words and do the right thing to regain the gentleman's trust (and financial support)? After all, that's pretty strong language. A churchman of honor would have been ashamed that a noble layman found it necessary to condemn him so strongly and so publicly. Furthermore, the letter was posted on the sgginfo site with a dateline of Nov. 13, 2009, so Dirtbag Dan had plenty of time to take its message to heart: such uncompromising words would have stung a normal cleric's conscience and motivated an immediate conversion. Likewise, a true pastor would have been reduced to tears when the saintly Mr. Brueggeman declared that it's "apparent that scoundrels have taken over who have no care for souls."
And if those last words weren't enough to move Wee Dan to sincere repentance, he should have come to his senses when he read this ringing condemnation:
God will always bless righteousness and punish evil. He is the One directing the future restoration of the Church, and it won't be brought about by maintaining the illusion of a good Catholic school and a good Catholic parish when the truth is so terribly different.Yet Dannie didn't straighten up and fly right, even after reading the questions this good and decent man threw back into the self-interested rector's impudent face:
Why should anyone give money to a group of clergy who lie, scandalize people, and allow the abuse of children? Why should we support this? Why should we turn a blind eye to it and act as though nothing were wrong?
If you're a Gertie, why don't you follow in this righteous Catholic's footsteps and leave the cult and Dannie today? If you only know some Gerties, show them Mr. Brueggeman's blunt words and urge them to emulate his example for the good of their own souls.
To date, although no one has yet spotted the two seedy clerics punching a time clock in the retail trade, SGG has, indeed, suffered an infestation of raccoons in its walls and mice in the so-called priests' refrigerator. Maybe the rector's bleak vision of a trad apocalypse wasn't too far off the mark.
Why not make it all come true and stop supporting the cult masters this very day? Just before you leave, pass along to Dannie and his blundering associate this link.