Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Thursday on Bilerico: Kevin Unrepentant

And below the video, for those who'd skip it, is the text of the letter. You know you'll find my answer at Bilerico on Thurday.



Hi Fr. Tony:
I'm a practicing catholic and have a question about confession. I go several times a year and always say the same thing: jerk off regularly, watch porn and have sex with guys a couple times a year. I feel like God is saying why do i confess the same thing over and over when the priest absolves it over and over! Should I continue to bring this up or let it go and confess more important stuff? Thanks for any insight you may have. Kevin


(PS: I had selected a sweet accordian-laden Henry Mancini cover of Crazy World from Victor Victoria as the background, but my itunes library had a different idea.)

UPDATE: It's up. Get on it.

12 comments:

Brian Spolarich said...

I continue to regret that I don't know you in private life. :-)

Debriefer said...

Padre, what's up with the wand?

Father Tony of the Farmboyz said...

Dear Monsieur de Briefay,

It's actually a paint brush. I do these things in haste, further evidenced by the crumpled napkin into which i had sneezed before speaking. Sup, dude, email me.

Father Tony of the Farmboyz said...

Dear Brian, given you heartlandishness, I fear we are doomed to dream it.

Tater said...

I am loving these video spots. The camera adores you, or you adore the camera...having trouble deciding which answer has more validity. You do exude charisma, and the magic wand worked well. Kudos to your prop stylist!

Father Tony of the Farmboyz said...

Tater Dear, it's a paint brush, but i am quite sure that if called upon i could part the red Sea with it.

Jeremiah Andrews said...

I have just read your reply over on Bilerico and your reply has moved me spiritually. It was a beautiful response and it makes me feel like going to confession since I haven't stepped into a confessional in, I don't know how long...

I too think we would all benefit from knowing you in private life. What a wonderful person you must be to those who love you most.

Jeremy

Anonymous said...

I liked your response to Kevin and your sharing your own experience. Love the t-shirt, the facial expressions and most of all the orchids adoring your pate.

Caddy Jean

Doralong said...

The gift of grace is a rather amazing this to be able to pass along, don't you think?

And I'd be happy to loan you my tiara and sceptre for the next installment if you wish.

Ashe said...

Tony, having been only on the customer-side of the divider (and that, not in decades) it sure sounds like confession is more of a rush for the priest than the sinner.

That, and I'll echo Brian Spolarich's sentiment.

Father Tony of the Farmboyz said...

Dear Ashe,
I can only speak for myself, but I would not describe confession as giving me a rush. It did give me the satisfaction of knowing that I was doing something good for people once a week for a few hours. Other priests may feel nothing but the mechanics of the sacrament. Others may see it as a counseling opportunity. I don't know.

TedBear said...

Fr. Tony, the priesthood lost a good one when you resigned. If more religious people had your views, the whole world would be a better place. Beautiful.