Catholic Priest Denies Burning Down 17 of the Ugliest Churches Ever Built.


Listening in the Desert

Polish born Fr. Pileov Ash. Polish born Fr. Pileov Ash.

Police are questioning a 38 year old Catholic priest on charges of arson after 17 out of 18 churches he was stationed at burned to the ground over a 13 year period. Polish born Fr. Pileov Ash denies the charges saying that the events are an “unexplainable co-incidence”.

As part of the interrogation process, Fr. Ash has been asked to take a lie detector test while being exposed to a series of slides – each containing photographs of some of the churches he was stationed at before the fires took place.

“Fr. Ash, please could you tell us a little about each of these churches?”

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Austria. St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Austria.

“Oh yes! I remember this one – there was so much glass used in the design of this building. It used to heat up like a greenhouse. Sometimes temperatures would reach over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. I…

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5 Responses to Catholic Priest Denies Burning Down 17 of the Ugliest Churches Ever Built.

  1. johnhenrycn says:

    Thanks for starting my day with a laugh. I thought at first that the aeroplane (in India) was just a parting gag, but no, it really is a Catholic [C]hurch.

  2. johnhenrycn says:

    Can’t say that report made me feel better about the state of the Church, GC, especially its myopic vision of Pope Francis, protector of Cardinals Marx and Kasper, as inspiring Catholics to return home. Popular though he undoubtedly is amongst people at large, not especially Catholics, his image, largely a creation of the media, is not what’s leading (if anything is) people back to the Church, nor young men into the priesthood – unless they’re homosexuals.
    Ironic, reading your link, that in an article about the ‘revitalization’ of the Church the main advert on it is for this book, FREEDOM: The End of the Human Condition, pronounced by one reviewer as “The Book That Saves The World”:

    “Griffith has been able to venture right to the bottom of the dark depths of what it is to be human and return with the fully accountable, true explanation of our seemingly imperfect lives. At long last we have the redeeming and thus transforming understanding of human behaviour! And with that explanation found all the other great outstanding scientific mysteries about our existence are now also able to be truthfully explained of the meaning of our existence, of the origin of our unconditionally selfless moral instincts, and of why we humans became conscious when other animals haven’t. Yes, the full story of life on Earth can finally be told and all of these incredible breakthroughs and insights are presented here in this greatest of all books.”

    (From the Amazon review)

    “Greatest of all books”, eh?

  3. GC says:

    JH, I always think we need to make allowances for the media loonies. Especially for those whose misfortune it has been to have been ensnared by Australia’s Fairfax Press. Have a heart for these youngsters. For them in Oz it’s either Fairfax or.Rupert Murdoch’s tabloids for their bread and butter, not a great position to be in. Geoff will agree, I suspect.

    Looking at those 60 students in the Melbourne seminary (re-estabished from top to bottom at a location near the cathedral by George Pell when he was the Arch there), it’s pretty clear, to me at least, that with numbers up to those that were seen in the 70s, things have clearly turned a corner way down there.

  4. johnhenrycn says:

    I share your hopes, GC.

    We’re getting a new Vietnamese priest about 6 weeks from now, when our 79 year old Irish one officially retires. Our Ghanaian is just a stopgap. New blood holds the promise of a new adventure in the Faith. Just hope he can speak English with something not too far removed from received pronunciation.

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