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Friday, July 28, 2006

Why A Bishop's Spokesman Must Be Theologically Astute, Rather Than Politically Astute

Instead of this:

"We greatly appreciate Ms. Marchant's many years of service in healthcare ministry. The archdiocese greatly values the ministry of lay and religious women. Their contributions are vital to the life and mission of the church."

How about this:

"The ordination ceremony was a public act that attacks the fundamental structure of the Church as it was wanted by her Founder. In taking part in this action, the Archdiocese of Boston trusts that, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, Ms. Marchant may discover the path of conversion in order to return to the unity of the faith and to communion with the Church, which she has grievously wounded by her actions. Ms. Marchant, don't let the door hit you on your way out!"

UPDATE: Uncle Di must have read AM's post and was then encouraged to write his own commentary.

UPDATE II: Uncle Di has even more to say on this!

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