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« Brain food from the heartland

Sisters,PLEASE !!!

By Louie b. Free (Contact)


Published April 24, 2010

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I just finished watching the movie DOUBT

(Doubt: A Parable is a 2004 play by John Patrick Shanley originally staged off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club on November 23, 2004. The production transferred to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in March 2005 and closed on July 2, 2006 after 525 performances and 25 previews....and the film:When the principal (Meryl Streep) of a Bronx Catholic High School accuses a popular priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) of pedophilia, a young nun caught in between the feuding pair becomes hopelessly swept up in the ensuing controversy. 1964, St. Nicholas, the Bronx: The winds of change are sweeping through this tight-knit religious community, and charismatic priest Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is doing his best to adapt by revisiting the school's notoriously strict disciplinary practices. Unfortunately Father Flynn's progressive ideas stand in stark contrast to the longstanding beliefs of Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep), the iron-willed principal, who believes that an oppressive environment of punishment and fear is the only way to keep the student body in line. Suddenly into this tempestuous environment appears young Donald Miller, St. Nicholas' first black student. When hopeful innocent Sister James (Amy Adams) reluctantly reveals to Sister Beauvier that Father Flynn and Donald have been spending an unusual amount of time together in the church rectory, the unrelentingly righteous headmistress begins a merciless crusade to reveal the beloved clergyman as a lecherous child molester and have him permanently expunged from the school.)

OK, if you'd rather read no further -  I WISH MORE NUNS WERE LIKE Sister Aloysius Beauvier, or, more accurately - Sister Margaret McEntee

Doubt's an amazing story of a tenacious Nun that won't quit when she, the nun, believes that a priest is molesting a little boy.

Yeah, I DO have a personal interest here- I was molested by a priest,albeit, not a Catholic priest, but an Orthodox priest. I waited a bit before writing this - as I was a bit too emotional (personal issues)when the movie finished.

Here is my point : Why are there not more Nuns like Sister McEntee ??? Now, understand,  that in the film-Doubt-the sister only gets the priest to move to another parish, where he is, in fact, promoted !! We all know(sorry,really sorry to my Catholic friends,but we ALL know it's true) that's all too common in the Catholic Church,even today.

 

Near the end of the film, DOUBT, Sister Aloysius says: "He was what I thought he was..."--that should have been : " He IS what I KNOW he IS..."

-Louie b.Free

postscript: Many of y'all that listen to the show know that I have a couple of callers that like to refer to me as a "kike".  Those that know me personally - that I am a Jew, might be wondering, how did a little Jew get molested by a Christian Orthodox Priest  ( the so-called Fr Phillip Koufos). Well, I'd say : "ask my religious Jewish mother,Shirley"- except, she's been dead for about 8 years. My best recall is that my mom and I were approached in a store callled Almart or Allmart on Boardman-Canfield road, aka: rt 224. My loving mother was taken by this then young priest. She had Koufos over for dinner (once he came upstairs to my bedroom to "say g'night to me" and felt me up while I was a little boy in bed). I had been molested many years earlier so was readily available to him. My mother frequently had Koufos 'babysit" me. You REALLY do not want to know about that...........

 

 


Comments

1exposed(66 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Louie, if you are Jewish and I know you have had Judge Belinky on a number of times, I wish you would comment on the air about this comment I posted in response to franko's article. You may not agree with my anti-semitic argument, but you cannot dispute that franko veered out of his way and was dishonest, not simply mistaken, but dishonest in tying the Judge to the Kennedy issue. Don't duck these issues because of your relationship with franko:

the Vindicator shows its bias by constantly attacking Judge Belinky. franko brings up the Kennedy debacle by saying "And it continued this week when the county coroner’s office pulled a page from Judge Belinky’s playbook. Amid disputed budget cuts, Coroner David Kennedy laid off one worker, which resulted in idling for 50 hours the coroner’s role in a weekend triple-fatal crash — until office hours resumed Monday morning."

You talk about a blatantly dishonest comment. Out of the blue, Judge Belinky again gets blamed. What playbook? What on earth did Judge Belinky have to do with Kennedy not doing his job?

Judge Belinky and his workers never failed for a minute to serve the public even after the commissioners and tablack unfairly slashed his budget.

I have been told by the sheriff deputies that Judge Belinky is many times the last public employee to leave the Courthouse; not the last judge, but the last public employee. All the lawyers say it is the best run Probate Court they have worked with. Isn't that what we taxpayers should be concerned with?

But the Vindicator keeps attacking him. Why? You could argue that franko and bertram are journalistic hacks and mean spirited. There is plenty of merit in that argument. But I think there is another stronger argument.The Judge is Jewish. The only Jewish public official in Mahoning County. I may be wrong but nothing else makes sense.

The Judge turned around a horrible court in an unbelievably short time, and is a very hard working public official. The Court runs great. And he does it for less than half the funding then Trumbull County. But the criticism never stops.

I love how Judge Belinky has never been a lapdog for the Vindicator like tablack and traficanti. He takes a stand and he pushes back when the cowardly politicians play their petty games. He did make them BELINK.That was great to see those bullies get slapped by the Judge.

I suppose Judge Belinky will next be blamed for Iran's nuclear program, lady gaga, the oil slick in Louisianna, the St. Dom's murder, the tea parties, bertram's past dui's, the lawyer who fell asleep in court, franko's weight problem and the Vindicator's declining circulation.It never ends.

Pathetic.

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