New York Times profiles rebel St. Louis parish
Catholic World News - August 16, 2010
The New York Times has published a lengthy story on the conflict between the St. Louis archdiocese and the rebellious parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka. Although the Times story has no important new information, since the parish had turned down a bid for reconciliation with the archdiocese last week, the reporting does provide perspective on the struggle.
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Posted by: extremeCatholic -
Aug. 18, 2010 1:32 AM ET USA
In a disputed meeting in the 1980's, by an amendment to the bylaws, the lay board asserted authority formerly held by the archbishop from 1891 to 1980. Ever since this was made known by the archbishops they have tried to restore their authority under the unamended bylaws. It would be the end of the Catholic Church in the US if hundreds of parishes "Bozek-ized" around their most popular priests.
Posted by: Lilacs2me -
Aug. 16, 2010 9:07 PM ET USA
I do not support (formerly Father) Bozek in his progressive vision of the church ala women & practicing gay/lesbian priests. Yet, why is it that after more than 100 YEARS, the archdiocese all of a sudden wants control of this parish? The only reason Bozek is in the picture is because St. Stan's has: MONEY!!! Obviously, everything was ok unti the sex abuse crisis came along.