Eileen McCafferty DiFranco, the would-be priestess from Philadelphia, pretended to celebrate Mass again this weekend. There were just 35 people in the Sunday congregation, while real Catholic parishes nearby drew thousands. But where do you suppose the TV cameras were? Right.
One enthusiastic participant in the ceremony, speaking to Philadelphia's Channel 6 afterward, had a revealing way of expressing her support:
If Jesus were here on earth today, he probably would have been in the front pew, applauding her.
Notice that she puts Jesus in the congregation, not on the altar. But then at the same time she recognizes implicitly that Jesus was not on the altar. She speculates on what might have happened if He had appeared on earth that Sunday morning. At a real Catholic Mass, He does.
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