John Kerry’s parish

John Kerry’s parish

The Weekly Standard profiles John Kerry’s “parish”, Boston’s Paulist Center. As the headline puts it, it’s “a curious kind of Catholic” church and “where people who hate the Church go to church.” that about sums it up.

There are no kneelers in the church and the atmosphere is decidedly casual. (Of the hundred or so people at Mass on Sunday morning, only two men wore coat and tie.) At times the Mass departs from the Catholic text. During the Nicene Creed, for example, the sections on believing in only “one Lord” (“We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God . . .”) and only “one holy Catholic and apostolic Church” are excised from the prayer.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli