Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Update on ESCR "Sermons"
I've heard there was some report on the Sunday night news locally that all priests had preached on this in all parishes this past weekend. The chancery was fielding calls yesterday asking why their parish priest didn't, so apparently we weren't alone in relegating the issue to post-Communion. Many priests ignored it outright. It seems that nobody preached on it. One priest I talked to said that St Louis priests might be more accustomed to receiving and acting on last-minute directives like this. The modus operandi in KC has been to have a meeting, figure out the best way to go as a presbyterate, and put a collaborative effort into such efforts. It'll be interesting to see what happens next, but it underscores the difference in expectations from one side of the state to the other.

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