Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

beyond the realm of possibility

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 18, 2005

Here follows a wholly fictional news story:

A group of about 100 white supremacist Roman Catholics and their supporters were denied Holy Communion at Pentecost Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Sunday.

But, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in south Minneapolis a group of Ku Klux Klan members were given the sacrament.

Archdiocese spokesman Dennis McGrath said he had asked the archbishop if there would be repercussions for churches that granted communion to white robe-wearing congregants. Flynn's reply was no, McGrath said.

Didn't happen. Couldn't happen.

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 seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our October expenses ($33,217 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,783.25
95% 5%
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!

Show 4 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - May. 19, 2005 10:10 AM ET USA

    Parochus, on Internet Explorer, anyway, if you just put your cursor over the link (without clicking it) the web address of the site linked to usually appears in the bar at the bottom of your window (down where it tells you a site is loading, etc). But a warning would be helpful, anyway.

  • Posted by: parochus - May. 19, 2005 3:00 AM ET USA

    Ouch. Diogenes, ***PLEASE*** warn us when you're linking us to a homosexual site. I triggered the pornography blockers at my Church office. This heterosexual priest does not want to have to respond to questions as to why he tried to access such a site. Thanks.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - May. 18, 2005 10:08 PM ET USA

    Let us pray: O Lord, may Archbishop Flynn stop lying. May he stop misleading the people of Minnesota. May he stop supporting the gay lifestyle. May he stop pretending to be a successor to the Apostles. Please give him Your heart, O Lord, the heart of The Shepherd. And if he continues to refuse You, O Lord, may he retire early due to health or other serious reasons, for the good of Your people, O Lord. Amen.

  • Posted by: - May. 18, 2005 3:19 PM ET USA

    Why is it that the archdiocesan spokeman is named McGrath? And the archbishop Flynn? Why not Fr. Tycholaz, for instance, or Archbishop Milankovich?

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Using the figure of Pope Francis for evangelization 10 hours ago
If Catholic priests never preach on sexual morality, be suspicious 11 hours ago
On Bishops and Jesuits, Saints and Angels September 30
Bishop Finn in Kansas City: Not quite up to date? September 30
Oh, that sort of misconduct September 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30