Concelebration, Apology, Change of Tone

We shall see how the tale of the supposedly-extravagant German bishop eventually resolves. The Vatican visitation ended with a concelebrated Mass today–the bishop and the cardinal-diplomat. And an apology from the embattled Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst:

The conflicts that erupted so openly and strongly in recent weeks have upset and angered many believers, not only in our diocese but in the whole country. I am very sorry for any carelessness or misjudgement on my part.

Reuters story here.

I wonder how frequent this kind of thing will be in the years to come. They could sure use this kind of an intervention in Kansas City.

About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
This entry was posted in bishops, Church News. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s