A friend of mine (thanks Melvin) brought to my attention the Archbishop's Weekly Column in the Catholic Standard. (BTW, if it is "My Catholic Standard" then can it be "Your Catholic Standard." Maybe their should be a change to "Our Catholic Standard." I digress here for the moment.)
If you have not read it, we basically find out that things are going beautifully in every parish in the diocese. They are filled with faith, parishioners are happy, pastors are always engaged and everyone loves them.
Let's be honest here. There are many good things which go on in parishes. However, we do have a number of problems. An Archbishop who honors pro-abortion, pro-homosexual Catholics. We have dissenting organizations still meeting in our parishes. We have parishes which are politicizing the Mass. Parishes which do not follow the the Liturgy as they should. Priests who would prefer not to have to deal with parishioners. Do I need to say more?
In fact, what I have noticed that since I have begun this blog, some parishes have done whatever they can to keep their dissent just below the surface. Fewer announcements in the parish bulletins, more careful wording of group events, etc. I have event seen this in the Standard.
So folks, here is the chance for those of you who are so inclined to let us know if there are dissenting organizations meeting in your parish. Maybe there is a hidden Fr. Plaeger amount our priests. Maybe there is a pro-abortion politician (and everyone knows it) regularly receiving Holy Communion.
Let's hear from you.