Author Topic: Priestdaddy, a memoir by Patricia Lockwood  (Read 1474 times)

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Re: Priestdaddy, a memoir by Patricia Lockwood
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2017, 12:48:59 AM »
her album appears to be capitalized... however, madonna, (not my diminishment of her name, is herself quite menacing.   Do folks who come from DU go Up and Over to get here?  I know we go over the Pond to get to Europe...  I tried to add a un-menaced face but I have run over my quota for the duration.

When we visited Australia a number of years ago I picked up a world map that had Australia right in the center of things.  (Think of the world turned upside down so that Australia is above the equator, then put it in the center east-west.  Here's a similar image.)  I believe the caption on the map I bought was "Down Under No Longer."

The map was a useful prop in mission presentations due to fallen humanity's natural conceit that wherever one is in the world is the center of the universe.  When you're serving halfway around the world, that's simply your home.  It's the place from which you relate to the world.

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Re: Priestdaddy, a memoir by Patricia Lockwood
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2017, 05:04:23 PM »
I am about 1/3 through the memoir. Being the memoir of a poet, it has a certain character that is different from the character it might have had if the author were a historian or theologian or school teacher.
A couple of interesting tidbits: Apparently Father Lockwood and his family were given parish pastorates, which would have made him more "public" than some of the married priests. There are hints that he was aligned with or at least friendly to the most "traditionalist" side of the Roman church, maybe even those who favored or at least celebrated a Latin mass. It could be that this married priest was put in a couple of parishes where there had been serious misconduct by a previous priest. Apparently none of Father Lockwood's children remained "churched" in the usual sense.
As noted upstream, an interesting memoir.
Retired ELCA Pastor. Former national staff Lutheran Church in America And the Lutheran world Federation, Geneva. Former journalist. Now retired and living in Minneapolis.

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Re: Priestdaddy, a memoir by Patricia Lockwood
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2017, 07:22:57 PM »
I am about 1/3 through the memoir. Being the memoir of a poet, it has a certain character that is different from the character it might have had if the author were a historian or theologian or school teacher.
A couple of interesting tidbits: Apparently Father Lockwood and his family were given parish pastorates, which would have made him more "public" than some of the married priests. There are hints that he was aligned with or at least friendly to the most "traditionalist" side of the Roman church, maybe even those who favored or at least celebrated a Latin mass. It could be that this married priest was put in a couple of parishes where there had been serious misconduct by a previous priest. Apparently none of Father Lockwood's children remained "churched" in the usual sense.
As noted upstream, an interesting memoir.


For what it's worth, here's a web-page link for St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield, IL.  Fr. David Medow, the parish pastor there, graduated from LSTC.  He and his wife have two children.