Sunday, June 01, 2014

THE TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY CATHOLIC EDUCATION MOVES OUT OF THE URBAN CORE LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE!!!



Check a bit of Kansas City faith community trend spotting which counters conventional local politico propaganda lessons.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY CATHOLIC INSIDERS LAMENT SO MANY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MOVING OUT OF THE URBAN CORE!!!

The damage:

St. Mary's and O'Hara closed over the past year and the glorius replacement is located out in Sleaze Summit.

Now, what's important here is that this trend confirms Catholic education isn't in demand in the Kansas City urban core and families are STAYING out in the burbs despite so much hype about UMKC's artsy campus of Crossroads hipsters in training.

The writing is on the wall for Kansas City Catholics who are paying close attention . . . Despite all of the talk of a Downtown "Renaissance" there really aren't many of the faithful who have seen the light or heard the call to establish their communities anywhere near city limits. Quite the contrary, in fact . . .

Now, check the recent message from one of our highest Kansas City clerics which confirms our POWERFUL TKC BLOG COMMUNITY TESTIMONY and offers more insight into the exodus away from the urban core for people of faith.

Thus he spake unto them . . .

Bishop Finn Message This Month: We Are Moving Forward In Faith

"Forward: Our eyes are fixed on a goal: Catholic education and formation for our children, so that they can reach heaven. This work is part of the mission of the Church. We preserve and conserve, but we also always look forward. My own motto as a bishop is Quaerite Primum Regnum Dei – Seek First the Kingdom of God. We must be “mission driven.”

"Forward in Faith: We walk by Faith. We cannot see all that is ahead. But we look toward Jesus Christ, and we make a leap of Faith. Some have told me, “Bishop if I know for sure that this is going to be successful – When I see the walls going up – then I’ll give.” Sounds a little bit like Thomas the Apostle in last week’s Gospel: “If I can see the nail marks, then I’ll believe.” The Church needs more than that. Jesus asks us to believe and go forth!” You – your faith – will build these walls. Bishop Finn can’t build this school. Your faith will build these walls. Let’s build them strong! And we are not building this school for me. Build it for the future of Catholic Secondary Education in the Diocese."
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18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Like to see the playlist on this one. Songs dedicate to the good bishop.

Anonymous said...

Cristo Rey is kind of the exception that proves the rule given that at heart it's more a vo-tech.

Anonymous said...

Fact check!

The "urban core" aka the southwest corridor is growing. The east side is shrinking. Then again so is northern joco...

And you know what's losing people faster than the east side? The ran catholic "church".

Good riddance you statue worshipped with your glorified dating service for pedophiles and closet queers!

The Black Bishop said...

That's smarts. I feel for Finn. those suburbanites simpy aren't as plyable to persuasion.

Anonymous said...

I think the real story here is that KCMO is abandoning the catholic church in favor or more relevant options. to each his own i guess.

Anonymous said...

It's all about money. The church closed St. Mary's and O'Hara. Lee's Summit and the surrounding area is where the new, big money is.

Anonymous said...

Fewer pedophiles in the urban core is a bad thing?

Anonymous said...

True dat, i disagree with child molestation. so i stopped giving to the church. volunteering is better anyway.

Anonymous said...

For good reason... this fucked up Mayor and City Council.

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony,
My but Bishop Finn is a fuck up. The walls of Christ The King are still strong. The walls of Our Lady of Lourdes are still standing, etc. What is weak is the will of the Church, under the direction of Bishop Finn, to carry out God's work. May Our Lord have mercy on his soul.

Anonymous said...

It's so sad that guys like Tony will notice urban flight... which was going on longer than he's been alive... but doesn't bother to write about its causes... the causes he knews very well.

Is he just trying to incite the ignorant in here to riot?

Few blacks are Catholic. The Churches left when their parishioners did.

This has nothing to do with clergy of any religion abuse, that's been going on by clergy and non clergy males since the beginning of time. That is just a distraction and posters know it well.

You've refocused the small issue Tony start with. He has a hard on for the Church and always has and appeals to those like him just as Southerns appeal to racists like THEM.

Given that Tony doens't make a living off of this site, it seems to me that he'd have no motivation to be hurtful... since no money isn't involved.

Tony, if you want to trash religion for its stupidity and superstition, just DO IT. Like Bill Maher does.

Don't pick and choose which superstitions you want to nail today. Actually I think progressive Catholics are leading the way. Go trash the BAPTISTS, the TOPEKA ANTI GAY NUTCASES, before you trash what this Pope is trying to do...to awaken people about the big issue... the MONEY.

Distracting peeps about the emotional sex issue takes the focus off of the real sin...

I've always wondered why people think some early sexual experience is somehow worse than a lifelong sentence to poverty. But whatever.

Jim Claxton NKC said...

That is a really dumb argument @10:28.

The KC church under Bishop Finn has has horrible setbacks, there are few who disagree that his leadership has cost us dearly. As your comments about poverty being worse than child molestation, that is just pure ignorance.

Jesse said...

May God have mercy on the souls of you bitches.

Anonymous said...

All this and George Tiller is still DEAD.

Whoo-Hooooo!

Anonymous said...

I got this funny hat and a stick. I can do anything I want.

Anonymous said...

St Mary's of Independence and O'Hara - basically in Raytown - are considered "urban core?" I would say that Rockhurst and St. Teresa's are equally close if not closer to the geographic center of KCMO and both have increased enrollment over the past 20 years...but there I go trying to use facts against an assumption that just supports your dislike of Catholicism. Also, remember to ignore the fact that Visitation, St Peter's, St. Elizabeth's, and St. Thomas More parishes have all expanded in recent years in order to handle substantial increases in membership.

Anonymous said...

A priest shoving his cock up a 9 yr olds ass isn't some "early sexual experience."

Anonymous said...

12:56, I agree with you, except Rockhurst and St. Thomas More aren't close to being urban. Also Rockhurst and St. Teresa's (and Notre Dame de Sion, more urban than either of the other two) are all private Catholic schools, not diocesan and not under Finn's dirty thumb. Rockhurst being Jesuit is even more removed from Finn, as Finn dislikes the forward-thinking Jesuits. As those three private schools get no diocesan or parish funds, they aren't controlled by Finn but by their own, often well-heeled boards.
Thank God for that, or Finn would probably destroy them. Everything else he touches seems to turn to crap.