The archbishop’s Christmas gift

The archbishop’s Christmas gift

Archbishop Sean O’Malley met with leaders of the St. Albert’s protest group and told them they can have Christmas Masses there. I wonder if this is a good idea. He also told them that any information they can give him on why the parish should be un-suppressed would be welcome.

Interestingly, it wasn’t Fr. Ron Coyne, the last pastor who is the spirit in the protest, who arranged the meeting or will celebrate the Masses, but a previous pastor.

I notice that nothing was said in the story about the illicit presence of the Eucharist in the parish or the illicit Communion services or the priests surreptiously supporting them. I wonder if they discussed it.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli
6 comments
  • I was going to write an ironic post to yoru first announcement of the disobedience to the effect that Archbishop O’Malley was going to come out swinging—with some kind of sensitive pastoral apology.  And now this.  I understand and appreciate the need to be Christlike, but the paradox lost on many bishops (even the good ones like O’Malley) is that Christ’s meekness was always muscular.  This Christmas Mass agreeement seems very French, in the ecclesial appeasement sense, and is likely to backfire on the Archbishop.

  • If he does this, he’s lost and the other parishes will absolultely bombard him.  He cannot loose this battle. I agree with Patrick-it’s likely to backfire.

  • Seamole:  How about the holy Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated in a whorehouse?  Or while the priest is drunk?  Or…when forbidden by the Archbishop?  These “My Parish, Regardless” activists couldn’t care less about the Archbishop’s legitimate authority to regulate the worship of the local Church.  Granted an inch they’ll demand a light year.  Arb. O’Malley deserves our support, I agree, but this appeasement is virtually will come back and bite him on the alb.

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