A Thought for the Day

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I felt sad and angry. If I’d been raping kids, I wouldn’t be thrown out of the club.

– Former Fr. Tim Stier
Tim Stier figured it was only a matter of time. Since 2005 he’s refused parish assignments as an Oakland Diocese priest over its handling of clerical sex abuse claims and spent more than a decade outside its cathedral on Sundays calling for church accountability and justice for the victims.

He had no plans to end his self-imposed exile and resume work as a parish priest. But when the Vatican finally came for his collar a few months ago, removing him from the Roman Catholic priesthood, Stier said it still felt like a blow.

“It hit me harder than I’d expected,” said Stier, 73, whose removal was disclosed this week. “I felt sad and angry. If I’d been raping kids, I wouldn’t be thrown out of the club.”

["Snip!" – Ed.]

But Stier, as he has been for the last 17 years, remains unsparing in his criticism of the diocese over the scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic church locally and around the world since it first came to light in the 1980s and 1990s through criminal prosecutions of priests and lawsuits.

["Snip!" – Ed.]

But critics have since accused church leaders around the country of failing to fully account for their role in enabling abuse. A 2018 Pennsylvania grand jury report found more than 300 priests had abused more than 1,000 kids in six of the state’s eight Catholic dioceses. The report found church leaders “brushed aside” victims’ claims and “preferred to protect the abusers and their institution above all” by “concealing the truth.”

The report prompted similar probes in other states, including California, where it remains ongoing. It also led many dioceses, including Oakland and San Jose, to publish or expand their lists of credibly accused clergy.

Still, critics, including SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, and Stier, who is close with that group’s leaders, have said the dioceses’ disclosures were incomplete and failed to address bishops’ roles in perpetuating the abuse.

In his May 31 farewell letter to some 60 Oakland Diocese priests, Stier wrote of his dismay that Oakland Bishop Michael C. Barber hasn’t held retired Bishop emeritus John S. Cummins accountable for his role in allegedly enabling the abuse by credibly accused priests the diocese has named.

["Snip!" – Ed.]

But Stier grew increasingly frustrated by what he felt was a church that was lowering its standards for priests to fill vacancies while refusing to reconsider policies and teachings he believes contribute to the problem – priestly celibacy, refusal to ordain women and opposition to homosexuality.

["Snip!" – Ed.]

Two years ago, he said he received a notice from the diocese that the bishop wanted to remove him from the priesthood, in a process known as laicization. He refused to cooperate, and the diocese told him in May that the Vatican had laicized him March 19.

SNAP said in response that “when many in Oakland were silent about this ongoing problem, Tim Stier chose not to be. In response, he has been punished.”

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Yes, I don't get paid, you was a better player than me, but [Shows his World Series ring to the camera. – Ed.] you'll never will have one of this. I've got three of them, Pappy! Three! Pick up the money, because the Minnesota Twins bring up you to win!

And they getting worse, and worse with you.

See you later, good luck brother! It's still making you money and good, you know what? You're next career will be WWE! They'll be waiting for you Pappy!"

– Ozzie Guillen
Ozzie Guillen, former player, former White Sox manager, and now a "Talking Head," responding to criticisms from Josh Donaldson where Donaldson responded to Guillen backing a White Sox pitcher with . . . sticky . . . hands, by denigrating Guillen's career as a player compared to himself.

Yes, "Sick Burn" counts as a Thought for the Day.
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Doctor X wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:40 am
Yes, I don't get paid, you was a better player than me, but [Shows his World Series ring to the camera. – Ed.] you'll never will have one of this. I've got three of them, Pappy! Three! Pick up the money, because the Minnesota Twins bring up you to win!

And they getting worse, and worse with you.

See you later, good luck brother! It's still making you money and good, you know what? You're next career will be WWE! They'll be waiting for you Pappy!"

– Ozzie Guillen
Ozzie Guillen, former player, former White Sox manager, and now a "Talking Head," responding to criticisms from Josh Donaldson where Donaldson responded to Guillen backing a White Sox pitcher with . . . sticky . . . hands, by denigrating Guillen's career as a player compared to himself.

Yes, "Sick Burn" counts as a Thought for the Day.
– J.D.
Still trying to figure out where Guillen gets "three" from.
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"Forget it, he's rolling."

But, yeah, I wondered about that.

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Dave Chappelle's What's in a Name, which is his acceptance speech for his high school's decision to name its auditorium after him.

All of it.

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@RosemaryMosco
When people say “you’re made of star stuff” it’s supposed to be inspiring, but all it tells me is that I exploded once and I will very probably do it again.
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Unfortunately reminds me of moi when studying languages:

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Good Morning my friends. :) Buddy Guy is now 86 years old and still going strong, bless him.

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My new screen background image:

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You know, I had to look up what TFG meant (thank you slang dictionary)