A Boston pastor is doing the right thing. While he supports his parishioners who are trying to appeal their parish closing, he has set the parish’s closing date for July 25, so that people can use the slow summer months to find a new parish and have time to enroll their kids in religious education programs. Now there’s a pastor with his priorities straight. Of course, some people in the parish aren’t happy with that. (I am beginning to be convinced that in most of these cases, it’s a small, vocal minority that’s causing most of the uproar.)
The reporter, of course, gets in her snide remarks: “For parishioners at some other churches, however, questioning the church has paid off.” A Woburn parish asked for an extension until November 2006 so it could celebrate its centennial and that was granted. But the reporter makes it sound as if it was akin to questioning the Church’s teachings.