Hepatitis risk from Communion at Long Island parish
CWN - January 05, 2011
The Nassau County Department of Health is urging 1,300 people who attended two Christmas Day Masses at a Long Island parish to receive hepatitis A vaccines. A minister of Holy Communion at the Masses was diagnosed with the disease following Christmas.
Discussing the parish, The New York Times added:
Since taking over as pastor in 2008, Monsignor [James] Lisante has crossed swords with a group of conservative Catholics in the parish who complained publicly about his canceling a regular Latin Mass, his hiring of a longtime priest friend as his assistant pastor and his hiring of a music director whom they considered unsuitable because he had once directed a stage production, in a previous job, of “My Big Fat Gay Wedding.”
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 five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($25,979 to go):
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!