Musings —11.03.2011 10:38 AM—
Well, well, well. Isn’t that interesting.
Yesterday, as the whole country saw, the bovine Peterborough Conservative MP – who is Stephen Harper’s Parliamentary Secretary – had attacked Justin Trudeau’s Catholicism. He said Justin wasn’t a good Catholic. Justin and me and not a few others were plenty unhappy about that.
So, within minutes, someone pointed out to me that Del Scumbag had violated one Church teaching, and voted for the death penalty.
Not long after, I started to hear from plenty of Peterborough folks about other ways in which the troglodyte’s life was not exactly, um, illuminated by the light of the catechism. One of the stories I heard bowled me over. And, this morning, someone sent me proof.
Dean, you see, doesn’t even go to Catholic Mass. Hasn’t for a long time. That means, unless I’m missing something, the self-professed uber-Catholic doesn’t observe the sacraments – while Justin Trudeau does.
Cornered by a terrific reporter at the excellent local paper, The Examiner, Del Scumbag finally admitted what many residents of Peterborough already knew – he doesn’t even “belong” to a Catholic church anymore. Quote:
“The Examiner has received several calls about what church the MP attends since he met with the Pope at the Vatican on Saturday, after the G8 summit in Italy…Del Mastro said he’s a member of the congregation at Calvary Pentecostal Church.”
Oh, but he’s great “friends” with the Bishop, mind you. He said so in a written statement. That’s nice.
Anyway. For me and others, Del Scumbag’s rank hypocrisy has rendered him the new Benedict Baldy, and we have jointly committed ourselves to – pardon the pun – making his life a living Hell.
Next up: sponsorship, a park, and Del Scumbag’s Conservative Party hockey team!
UPDATE: Fern Hill – who, with GritChik, made the life of Del Scumbag’s pal Tim Hudak positively Hellish (there’s that word again) during the provincial election – offered this up yesterday about what Catholic leadership in Peterborough think about Del Scumbag’s Catholicism:
A Roman Catholic in “good standing” must attend mass every Sunday and holy day of obligation, says the vicar general of the Diocese of Peterborough. “There is nothing to stop a Catholic person from attending services elsewhere if he or she chooses to do so. However, Catholics are still required to attend Catholic mass every Sunday and holy day of obligation,” said Father Raymond Rick. “You’re either a Catholic who is practising his faith or you’re not.” [Examiner, July 17, 2009]
UPDATER: Nobody’s asked, but I’ll say so anyway: yes, I’ll pray for this conservative hypocrite in church this coming Sunday – just I prayed, last Sunday, for all the other conservatives I detest. Then, like all good liberation theology Catholics, and all followers of Teilhard de Chardin, I will go out and do all I can to ensure that conservatives Del Scumbag are beaten into dust. Metaphorically speaking, of course.