Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lessons Matt Kennedy Learned When Attempting Theft - #14

14. If you do not have an email list including all of your parishioners, establish one and use it at least weekly to send parish news and updates. The updates should include a small section or a paragraph about the lawsuit--letting people know of any new developments--but the overwhelming bulk of the update should be taken up with parish news. A weekly line of communication will be vital in maintaining a sense of community continuity and cohesion should you lose your property.
This way your people will also get used to relying on your side of the story for news of the mess you’ve got them into, and are less likely to seek more objective reports.

13 comments :

Anonymous said...

Are you serious? Less likely to rely on more objective reports!!! Does that imply the subjective viewpoint is equivalent to propaganda?

Fr Hugh Jass said...

For objective reports there is no finer place than Viagraville. Along with hundreds of other conservatives, I have the honour of being banned from there on numerous ocassions for making subjective comments.

Fr Hugh Jass said...

PS I meant "occasions".

jane smith said...

"Should you lose your property"

If this young man thinks priests own the buildings they preach in, he is certifiably delusional. In fact, where did he study?!

Jane (Pretoria, South Africa)

David |Dah • veed| said...

Jane, he was convinced that the parish owned the property.

He studied in Texas somewhere.

BillyD said...

Dah-veed - surely not at the Seminary of the Southwest?

BillyD said...

I just checked his FaceBook page: Kennedy went to VTS.

BillyD said...

I wonder how long he was an Episcopalian before seeking ordination. After all, he was only a priest five years before he decided his former diocese was too impure, hiked the skirts of his Geneva gown, and high-tailed it to ACNA. I don't see how he would have come by his five-point Calvinism during his time as a layman in the Episcopal Church.

David |Dah • veed| said...

But he is from Texas at some point, right?

BillyD said...

Unfortunately, yes. His FB profile says his hometown is Corpus Christi.

gerry said...

I believe Mr. Kennedy was initially a candidate from the Diocese of Dallas. He has stated in various places that he is a cradle Episcopalian.

He like his wife was ordained in the Diocese of Central New York at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Binghamton, NY.

I have lived in Binghamton for twenty three years and the Diocese is still the same middle of the road Episcopal Diocese it was when I first moved here.

What the Kennedys thought it was I can't imagine...

Fr Hugh Jass said...

Your new Curate is still writing at Viagraville, Father, about lay celebrations in Sydney. Hasn't he arrived in the post yet? It is time you silenced him and sent him straight to the chicken shed.

Anonymous said...

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