By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 30, 2007
"Poor little Father Mike," Holy Cross parishioner Kate Sharratt said. "He was just the sweetest guy you'll ever meet."
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Posted by: Gil125 -
Jan. 31, 2007 1:16 PM ET USA
voxfem, if you talk confusingly you can be fairly sure to be misunderstood but you can be absolutely sure that if you don't say anything you will not be heard at all. If you speak simply and directly you can expect to do p/retty well.
Posted by: -
Jan. 31, 2007 12:49 PM ET USA
unum, we have a bishop boldly running his diocese in line with church doctrine and you come up with a comment like that? Keep in mind that this story was filtered through the liberal lens of the Globe and Mail (Canada's flagship liberal newspaper) and you have to take in account that it is probable that the story was written to make the bishop look bad. I take comfort that the Lavendar mafia is not running this diocese.
Posted by: unum -
Jan. 31, 2007 11:34 AM ET USA
The only thing that is certain from this article, is that the bishop is not communicating with the parish that has lost their priest and an employee. Of course, that is not uncommon in a Church that views the body of Christ as consisting of clergy, attorneys, and PR men.
Posted by: voxfem -
Jan. 30, 2007 7:31 PM ET USA
But can you trust that what you say will be fairly reported? Statements, especially complicated ones, can be twisted. Also comments can be subtly or not so subtly ridiculed.
Posted by: Gil125 -
Jan. 30, 2007 3:08 PM ET USA
Now what they need is for the bishop to celebrate all of next Sunday's Masses and explain to the parishoners why he did what he did. If they had been properly cathechised all these years, they would be unanimous in his support. As an old newsman, I would also point out that being unavailable to the reporter who called is also the worst possible thing. The bishop could have started his catechesis in this story.