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Lay Investiture, Texas Style

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 20, 2003

A group of Dallas Catholics has written a letter to the papal nuncio requesting that Bishop Charles Grahmann be removed. The diocesan newspaper doubts their bona fides:

A copy of the group's letter was obtained by the Texas Catholic. Some of the signatories have been active in the church, some have not, the bishop's office said. Most are not known as major contributors to Catholic charities or the church.

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  • Posted by: Publicus - Jun. 20, 2003 11:42 PM ET USA

    As a Catholic in the Diocese of Dallas, I can assure you that there is no shortage of things to pray for. There is much to be saddened by with respect to the actions (or sometimes inactions) of the chancery. The Diocesan newspaper, the Texas Catholic, wins many awards but has long ago lost it's credibility from an editorial standpoint. What to do? Pray first. Write or communicate with the bishop as to concerns, with all respect and humility. Do NOT undermine the Bishop in the public square!

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jun. 20, 2003 4:36 PM ET USA

    The bishop's office reminds all Catholics of their role: to pray, pay, and obey.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 20, 2003 11:44 AM ET USA

    30 silver pieces.

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