Chicago pastor rips Cardinal George for conferring new titles on priests
September 09, 2010
A Catholic pastor in Chicago has lashed out at Cardinal Francis George for conferring the title of “monsignor” on several archdiocesan priests.
Father Thomas McQuaid of St. Leonard parish in Berwyn said that it is “silly” and “shameful” to grant new titles to Catholic clergymen at a time when there are many other more urgent problems facing the Church.
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Posted by: jeremiahjj -
Sep. 09, 2010 9:48 PM ET USA
McQuaid is just upset that his cassock didn't change color too. Probably won't, either, not as long as Cardinal George is around.
Posted by: kmbold -
Sep. 09, 2010 6:45 PM ET USA
Just how much labor and sweat is involved in bestowing this title?
Posted by: patriot6908 -
Sep. 09, 2010 5:24 PM ET USA
Maybe Father McQuaid should heed his own advice and deal with some of the many problems facing his parish and the City of Berwyn instead of carping about the rather innocuous use again of the title, monsignor.