Monday Madness — March 24, 2014

The highlight of your week is already here. It’s time for another action-packed episode of Monday Madness, brought to you by the Supreme Executive Committee. This week features conversation about the Round of the 32’s epic conclusion with the Fratricide Finish between John Wesley and Charles Wesley. Tim and Scott also take some time to share some behind-the-scenes insights into the making of Monday Madness.

When you finish, make sure you watch the latest video from the Archbishops and more at LentMadnessTV.

24 Comments to "Monday Madness — March 24, 2014"

  1. Molly Reingruber's Gravatar Molly Reingruber
    March 24, 2014 - 4:26 pm | Permalink

    I have just discovered that the Presiding Bishop (that’s the head honcho of the Episcopal Church USA, for my other-denominational friends) will be visiting St. Augustine’s Church in Raleigh this coming Monday. Dear Scott and Tim, could this implicit endorsement of Anna Cooper for in the Saintly Sixteen actually be an explicit endorsement, pre-arranged by the the PB and the SEC? It was also brought to my attention that Thomas Gallaudet was associate rector at St. Philip’s Durham, NC. Conspiracy theorists want to know…is this an attempt to “curry” favor with the current bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina?

    • Molly Reingruber's Gravatar Molly Reingruber
      March 24, 2014 - 4:28 pm | Permalink

      And if so, I would recommend adding Pauli Murray to LM next year

  2. Molly Reingruber's Gravatar Molly Reingruber
    March 24, 2014 - 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Apologies, I meant St. Augustine’s COLLEGE, at the chapel.

  3. linda's Gravatar linda
    March 24, 2014 - 5:51 pm | Permalink

    ok-this has nothing to do with possible intrigue, but i just love the saint with the sunglasses in the lent madness “banner”…oh- and i can not wait 50 years for mr. rogers to be on the bracket as i shall be dead. i’m quite positive of that given my age now.

    • Barbara's Gravatar Barbara
      March 24, 2014 - 8:05 pm | Permalink

      good point Linda. I too will be dead in 50 years. couldnt we just count from Mr. Rogers b’day rather than DOD? Molly if you see Bishop Katherine see what she thinks.

      • linda's Gravatar linda
        March 24, 2014 - 9:27 pm | Permalink

        yes, do. i think the PB will relent…..oops-there it is again…re-lent.

      • Molly Reingruber's Gravatar Molly Reingruber
        March 25, 2014 - 9:32 am | Permalink

        Love it! I support your personal commemorations of Fred Rogers. I propose that the gospel be the “Who is the greatest…and he put a child in the midst of them…”unless you become like a child….” We can work on a collect in our spare time!

        • Barbara's Gravatar Barbara
          March 25, 2014 - 2:34 pm | Permalink

          I already like the way you are forming the collect! ‘It’s a beautiful day in the creation.” Good intel going on. Thurgood Marshall has nothing on Fred. Oscar deserves being recognized for sure. If I am correct, getting a name into Holy Women/Holy Men involves a resolution to the General Convention and a 2 year vote. Let’s roll.

          • linda's Gravatar linda
            March 25, 2014 - 7:04 pm | Permalink

            then vote him in. i have not been to gen, convention so whoever goes please bring up that resolution to get mr. rogers in HW/HM. thanks!

          • linda's Gravatar linda
            March 25, 2014 - 7:06 pm | Permalink


          • linda's Gravatar linda
            March 25, 2014 - 7:07 pm | Permalink

            ok-:like” is supposed to go under Barbara’s comment. Barbara -are you the one i know? st. martin’s….

    • Molly Reingruber's Gravatar Molly Reingruber
      March 25, 2014 - 9:35 am | Permalink

      And yes Linda, who is that super-cool saint wearing sun-glasses? At least, I hope he’s just being cool, and it has no icon-ic significance (har, har).
      Speaking of horrible puns inspired by the Rev. Tim, Bishop Curry is the bishop of NC referred to in my first post.

      • linda's Gravatar linda
        March 25, 2014 - 7:08 pm | Permalink

        i was wondering about that Molly! good one!

      • linda's Gravatar linda
        March 25, 2014 - 7:13 pm | Permalink

        nah-no significance…at least i don’t think so. probably the SEC thought that one would be cool-and it is! the glare of the golden halo!

    • Richard's Gravatar Richard
      March 25, 2014 - 5:21 pm | Permalink

      Harriet Bedell has not been dead 50 years … why is this an impediment for Mr. Rogers?

      • linda's Gravatar linda
        March 25, 2014 - 7:09 pm | Permalink

        apparently Harriet is on some calendar….

      • Molly Reingruber's Gravatar Molly Reingruber
        March 26, 2014 - 8:21 am | Permalink

        Sometimes you can make a case for someone being approved earlier. In the case of Pauli Murray, she was always going to be the first African-American woman to be a priest in ECUSA. That is a significant marker right there that would never change, no matter how long she was dead, so she was approved. I’m sure her legacy as many firsts in women’s and civil rights in the 20th century didn’t hurt either. You can read her memoir, “Proud Shoes” to learn about her ancestors and early life.

      • Molly Reingruber's Gravatar Molly Reingruber
        March 26, 2014 - 8:33 am | Permalink

        As much as it pains me to say it, the 50 year rule because we passionate humans tend to get on a bandwagon, a bee in our bonnet, etc. It gives time for a fuller picture of the human to come to light, and to see if they are still remembered with devotion. This is similar to the Catholic cooling off period, so that we are taking the time to approve and commemorate people with a lasting impact or significantly inspiring (but yes, I would like to believe Fred will still have an impact, but it will have to be demonstrated that this is beyond just a Cronkite-like popularity). People would love to have Mother Teresa added to the calendar, but it takes time. I’m not sure how Harriett Bedell got over the 50 year restriction, other than being a real spit-fire that people loved. Perhaps that will come to light in the next round.

  4. aleathia (dolores)nicholson's Gravatar aleathia (dolores)nicholson
    March 24, 2014 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    On to the Wesleys 1 & 2 ! Now, to see if Simeon mayhaps had a miracle wrought giving him the victory.

  5. Bring Back Philander's Gravatar Bring Back Philander
    March 24, 2014 - 7:20 pm | Permalink

    As a member of the Global Viewing Public I am curious to know if the SEC wear fuzzy slippers during filming. They looks professional on screen, but what might they be concealing?

    • Another Peg's Gravatar Another Peg
      March 25, 2014 - 12:04 am | Permalink

      Yes, one wonders, particularly after viewing Fr. Tim’s St. Patrick’s Day headgear.

  6. Glenis Elliott's Gravatar Glenis Elliott
    March 24, 2014 - 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Just listened to the video with the SEC. Great way to start the week. Looking forward to Saintly Sixteen on Thursday.

  7. Sue Daniels's Gravatar Sue Daniels
    March 25, 2014 - 12:43 am | Permalink

    Help? I clicked on the link at the top,
    Monday Madness — March 24, 2014,
    and it did not bring up a ballot. What am I doing wrong?

  8. March 25, 2014 - 9:14 am | Permalink

    As one of the many Methodists saddened by the upcoming battle of the brothers, I do still have to chime in my appreciation for your geekery, Scott. Those sound like great volumes, and I love finding a fellow Latinist!

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