Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Protestors Walk from Mass over Comartin Sanctions

From The Black Kettle this news.

According to today's Windsor Star, at one of this past Sunday's Masses approximate thirty parishioners and supporters of NDP Windsor-Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin stood up and walked out of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in the London Diocese. Comartin himself was not in attendance at Mass said the
report.


The cause of the unusual protest was the recent disciplining of Comartin by diocesan Bishop Fabbro for the Catholic MP's public support of same-sex marriage in complete defiance of Catholic moral teaching. Last week Bishop Fabbro issued a letter to all the priests in his diocese informing them of his decision to forbid Comartin from acting as a Catholic marriage counselor in his diocese, as well as from acting in any other public Church capacity.

"I have decided that Mr. Comartin is not to give marriage preparation sessions within this diocese, and that he is not to engage in any liturgical ministries, for example, minister of the Eucharist or reader," read Fabbro's letter.

The bishop also instructed his priests to make public the contents of his letter to their parishioners at Sunday Masses. The protestors walked out during a public reading of that letter.

And now back to something important.... the mystery of the exploding toads continues as biologists ponder the little bang theory....

2 Comments:

At 5:31 pm, July 13, 2005 , Anonymous c matt said...

30 walked out during Mass? How would the reporter have been able to tell the difference between a "protest" and the normal attrition of worshippers during a typical Mass?

 
At 9:35 pm, July 13, 2005 , Blogger John the Mad said...

They'd be the ones kneeling when they're supposed to be standing and they're the ones putting slugs into the collection plate.

You can also tell when they yell, "Hey, how come we don't get no wine?" should they get as far in the mass as communion.

Finally, the early leavers who congregate around the reporter outside who just happens to be walking by are not likely regulars.

 

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