Elvis and a Future Trad Priest ( From our “Weird Coincidences” Dept.)


[ From another traditionalist website, the name of which I will exclude since it is heavily BLEEP! ]

50 years ago – Hector Bolduc writes of Beethoven, Elvis

GILFORD — From Germany where he was stationed with a howitzer battalion, Pfc Hector L. Bolduc, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bolduc of this town, wrote at length of a visit to Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven, The Citizen reported, 50 years ago this week.

“Hector, who had been national president of the I Like Ludwig club, an antidote to the I Like Elvis club, met and was entertained by the Bonn club president and his family after a sail down the Rhine,” the 1959 account continued.

Interestingly, he concluded, “Elvis Presley is stationed here in the same barracks as I am. It was rather ironic because as you know the ‘I Like Ludwig Club’ was originally formed to combat ‘Elvis the Menace.’ I have gotten to know Elvis quite well in the past three months. I have been a guest at his home several times attending various parties he has given.”

Elvis “is a regular guy, just one of the boys. Although he has been living here at Friedberg for over a year there are still crowds of girls and kids around his house every evening. He signs autographs every evening between 7:30 and eight.”

Bolduc noted he had “over a year left here in Germany and I have yet to see a lot of Europe before I leave. It’s nice to be here where history was made.”

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3 comments on “Elvis and a Future Trad Priest ( From our “Weird Coincidences” Dept.)

  1. That’s weird. An elderly couple recounted to me how their priest in the 50’s (or early 60’s) told the parish that they shouldn’t listen to Elvis.

  2. This is the first we have learned of se-de-vacantist Elvisology.
    Does it undergo a neo-Kantian transcendental turn when they read Gaudium et Spes?

    Spock: Fascinating, Captain.
    I would be most interested to hear of neo-Kantian schismatic Elvisology.

    Captain Kirk: Please continue, Mister Spock.

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  3. Captain Kirk: Mister Spock! Elvis memories from the service years and schismatics…analyze.

    Spock: There could be unusual or esoteric theological interpretations, Captain.
    Certain claims have been made that Elvis was a faith healer.
    On the other hand, a neo-Kantian reading of such claims would raise
    issues in epistemology which might pose certain challenges, Captain.

    Kirk: Would we have to review David Hume’s metaphysics and epistemology, or just jump right in, Mister Spock?

    Spock: That would depend on how much time you wish to allocate
    for my analysis, Captain.
    Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature is quite lengthy.
    If we were to follow the suggestions of Richard Rorty, Professor Derrida, Stanley Fish, and Jean-François Lyotard,
    we might have to examine the metanarratives of the interpretive communities
    which take an interest in Elvisology.

    Kirk: Isn’t there a short version, Mister Spock?
    Something that could get us back to Aristotelian epistemology, traditional logic,
    and Aristotelian epistēmē in the classic sense?

    Reverend Neuhaus: I don’t mean to interrupt, Captain Kirk, but I couldn’t help overhearing you and Mister Spock discussing Elvis hermeneutics
    and I really must comment that this relates once again to the Naked Public Square and our confusion about values in modernity.
    Perhaps it’s my Lutheran and Protestant background, but I was wondering if an Elvis sighting is reported by a schismatic
    is it considered less valid than when it is reported by a Protestant or modernist who accepts all of the documents of Vatican II?
    I’m wondering if Elvis sightings are waiting for a Rudy Bultmann, John A.T. Robinson, or Peter Berger, to give us some perspective on these manifestations
    of the sacred in modernity….

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