Well, one priest hasn’t lost a sense of sin, apologizing as he has for the bumbling, bungling hierarchy. I suppose if Pope Benedict can ask a whole nation to do penance for the sins of their bishops, the least a parish pastor can do is to offer an apology to Catholic women:
As we celebrate this great feast of Mary, the Mother of God [Feast of the Assumption], I want to take this opportunity to say to all of our wonderful and virtuous women that I am sorry. I apologize to each one of you for the insensitive and harsh words coming from the Vatican male hierarchy of the church.
I think we all realize we need to see more virtuous and holy actions coming from our bishops, especially the bureaucrats in Rome. Would that some of them could even make a start like Father Larry McNally did. The usual St Blog’s commentariat surfaced at America’s In All Things site:
The Pastor didn’t mention whether the “Anne Rice-esque quitters” came back, did he?
Didn’t think so.
Because, don’t you know, the only alienated Catholics that count were the ones who stomped out of the 3AM Folk Mass in 1969.