Pastor loses the election. Takes it out on a teenager, who, to his credit, wants no bitterness for the Church on his account:
I don’t want the church to be put down. I don’t want the Catholic religion to be put down. It’s just the way the priest has things running. He’s so strict. He won’t loosen up about things.
The lessons of the day continue. Lots of the Catholic commentariat on the net suggest this problem is solved by more/better knowledge and information. Naturally, whenever anyone disagrees with the conservative status quo, it’s about the poor dumb lay people. Don’t know about that. I still haven’t heard anything explicitly immoral about civil unions that’s not already permitted by law, or lack thereof. So do we have a schism? If so, I don’t think it will ever get as obvious as it did in the days when secular police enforced things with physical coercion.