Affirming the faith

Affirming the faith

We all noticed a couple of weeks ago that Baker, Oregon, Bishop Robert Vasa was ordering all catechists and others who engage in lay ministry to sign a statement of affirmation of faith to ensure that they would be role models for passing on the faith in their roles. It looks like the secular media is picking up the story, by highlighting those who object to the policy, of course.

The article starts by mentioning a cantor who said she doesn’t accept the Church’s teachings on sexuality and so she stepped down. Good for her. At least she isn’t a phony who pretended to agree in order to keep her position. But I have to wonder whether the pastor of her parish gave her permission to announce at Masses last month that she was leaving and why.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli