“The pastor made a decision that he had to consider the interests of the 750 people who had been there for the Mass earlier in the day and the crowd that was anticipated for the next morning,” Rasky said. “That was a decision he had a right to make. And in our view, he made the right decision.”
Here you had five people with sleeping bags and food trying to camp out in the church after the Christmas Vigil Mass until the Christmas morning Mass. Sorry, but it’s just not appropriate. It’s a church, not a flop house. And the spokesman was right: The act of a handful of people contrasts with the acceptance of the vast majority who are ready to move on.