Wednesday, June 02, 2004

The Good News and The Bad News

The fact that this sort of thing happens at all is the first of the bad news.

That Holy Communion was denied to public sinners and dissenters is the good news.

And then in the final paragraph, featuring our own beloved Ordinary here in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, we come to the rest of the bad news. I join in Serge's question: Why is this man still a cardinal? What has the church in Los Angeles ever done to the Holy Father that he should dislike us so much as to inflict this man upon us?

Pope St. Gregory VII, pray for us.