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Offline dymphnaw

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Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
« Reply #75 on: May 08, 2019, 06:58:48 AM »
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  • So after all this carrying on did anybody here go to the viewing? 

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #76 on: May 08, 2019, 01:24:12 PM »
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  • I just got a call from our priest, Fr. Waters (not a SV) who went to the funeral at the invitation of the Sharpe family and to pay his respects to Fr. Collins whom he met when Fr. Collins came to York, PA last year to sing with the Sharpe family for the Holy Week ceremonies. Fr. Ahern celebrated Mass with two other priests (not Fr. McMahon or Fr. Ringrose) Fr. Waters didn't know their name or the name of the bishop in the front pew (around 50 yrs. old), maybe +Neville? The place was packed.

    Maybe someone present will know the names of the other priests and confirm the bishop's name.
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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #77 on: May 08, 2019, 02:32:00 PM »
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  • Thank you for the update, Maria. I would suspect there will be some pictures later.  Bishop Neville is younger so that may indeed have been him.  As far as the other assisting priests, perhaps it was a few of the nine who weren't too busy throwing hissy fits over this whole affair (Frs. Zapp and/or Berry; probably not any of the SSPV fathers). 
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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #78 on: May 08, 2019, 02:45:06 PM »
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  • Thank you for the update, Maria. I would suspect there will be some pictures later.  Bishop Neville is younger so that may indeed have been him.  As far as the other assisting priests, perhaps it was a few of the nine who weren't too busy throwing hissy fits over this whole affair (Frs. Zapp and/or Berry; probably not any of the SSPV fathers).
    I see that you, too, have joined in the clergy-bashing party on the forum.  

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #79 on: May 08, 2019, 03:18:39 PM »
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  • I see that you, too, have joined in the clergy-bashing party on the forum.  
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    What would be your preferred term-- to "hissy fit"-- to describe SGG having taken their behind-door grievances over the administration of Fr. Collins' estate to the public by using sensational language, impugning the reputations of the organizers, and all but accusing the estate's administrators of fraud?  Of turning what was (I would guess) a private miscommunication between conflicting understandings into a nasty public affair that only (and could only have) divided Catholic mourners at a time when they could and should have united over a holy priest's memory?
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    I thought "hissy fit" was a pretty mild and decidedly playful description, when justice would probably allow for stronger criticisms.  

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #80 on: May 08, 2019, 04:07:54 PM »
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    What would be your preferred term-- to "hissy fit"-- to describe SGG having taken their behind-door grievances over the administration of Fr. Collins' estate to the public by using sensational language, impugning the reputations of the organizers, and all but accusing the estate's administrators of fraud?  Of turning what was (I would guess) a private miscommunication between conflicting understandings into a nasty public affair that only (and could only have) divided Catholic mourners at a time when they could and should have united over a holy priest's memory?
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    I thought "hissy fit" was a pretty mild and decidedly playful description, when justice would probably allow for stronger criticisms.  
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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #81 on: May 08, 2019, 07:02:31 PM »
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  • Thank you for the update, Maria. I would suspect there will be some pictures later.  Bishop Neville is younger so that may indeed have been him.  As far as the other assisting priests, perhaps it was a few of the nine who weren't too busy throwing hissy fits over this whole affair (Frs. Zapp and/or Berry; probably not any of the SSPV fathers).

    Another priest serving (for Fr. Ahern) was Fr. Ercoli. The bishop in the front pew was +Neville. I personally don't know anything about the two. I'm waiting for the third priest's name.
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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #82 on: May 08, 2019, 08:09:04 PM »
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  • Thank you for the update, Maria. I would suspect there will be some pictures later.  Bishop Neville is younger so that may indeed have been him.  As far as the other assisting priests, perhaps it was a few of the nine who weren't too busy throwing hissy fits over this whole affair (Frs. Zapp and/or Berry; probably not any of the SSPV fathers).
    So things were starting to calm down on this thread.  Not sure why you felt it necessary to stir the pot again.  


    I had the honor of being present.  A very emotional day indeed.  The Bishop was Bishop Neville.  Fr Ahern was the main celebrant.  The other two priests were Fr Ercoli and Fr Letourneau.  I am fairly certain all 3 priests are sedevacantist.  Of the three, Father Ahern was the only priest named in the Will.  Of the others named, Fr Ringrose and Fr Zapp, as far as I know they did not attend.
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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #83 on: May 08, 2019, 08:41:21 PM »
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  • Fr McMahon was present as well.  John Sharpe did a great job of leading the choir.  Fr Collins was laid to rest amidst the shedding of tears.  Requiescat in pace, a dear faithful priest.

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #84 on: May 08, 2019, 09:19:40 PM »
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  • Fr McMahon was present as well.  John Sharpe did a great job of leading the choir.  Fr Collins was laid to rest amidst the shedding of tears.  Requiescat in pace, a dear faithful priest.

    Fr. Collins used to sing at Requiem Masses with John Sharpe and his four oldest daughters who were very close to him. Must have been very difficult for them to sing for a dear friend. I hope they got enough extra help.
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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #85 on: May 09, 2019, 05:47:21 AM »
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  • Fr McMahon was present as well.  John Sharpe did a great job of leading the choir.  Fr Collins was laid to rest amidst the shedding of tears.  Requiescat in pace, a dear faithful priest.
    Agreed.
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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #86 on: May 10, 2019, 08:45:24 PM »
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  • Just a quick thumbs up for John Sharpe.  I've known him for some 20 years.  Over the years I've come to regard him as a man of high intelligence, strong conviction (and moral courage), and all around great integrity of sound Catholic character.  Fr. Collins was certainly blessed to have him as a close friend and his parents Judith and John, Sr. to have him as a devoted son.

     

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