Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

the good of the whole

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 16, 2004

In protest over the appointment of an openly gay man as Dean of St. Alban's, an Anglican parish in north London is withholding its pro-rata contribution to the general diocesan fund and will divert a portion of the amount to an organization that supports reparative therapy for homosexuals. The resultant squeals were audible in the Orkneys.

The Rt Rev Christopher Herbert, the Bishop of St Alban's, called the protest "misdirected".

He said: "The withholding of such funds can only place more pressure on other churches, which continue to work hard to raise the requested payment for the good of the whole."

Well, milord, if the common good overrides lesser considerations, why didn't you take it seriously when appointing a new Dean? You went high fashion by choosing a gender-bending prebendary, and the social éclat that follows will profit you in many ways, but isn't it somewhat unreasonable to ask the proletariat to pay for it?

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($18,859 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,141.48
54% 46%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - April 20
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - April 20