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Nod of the Miter Goes to . . .

January 30th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

. . . Rich, over at Ten Reasons, for his glowing review of our most esteemed friend’s new book, Forward in Hope. Allow me to quote Mr. Leonardi:

Potential readers should realize that Bishop Clark presides over perhaps the most dissent-filled diocese in the nation. His unique approach to lay ministry, which includes illicitly appointing two members of the Women’s Ordination Conference as “pastors” over parish clusters, has resulted in an unparalleled vocations crisis (bingo). From 1995 to 2005, the Diocese of Rochester lost over 45% of its priests, a figure unmatched virtually anywhere in the United States. Indeed, priests aren’t even priests in Rochester; they are called “sacramental ministers.” While Mass attendance stabilized or increased in most parts of the Church in America last decade, it is in free-fall in Rochester, dropping almost 25% since 2002. Read this book to learn what not to do.

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4 Responses to “Nod of the Miter Goes to . . .”

  1. avatar Sister Emily says:

    Eloquent review! Rich, spot on.

  2. avatar Anonymous says:

    They are more interested in promoting their ideological adgenda than caring for the sould that they were entrusted with and they don't seem to care about it one bit.

  3. avatar Anonymous says:

    In the current Good Shepherd bulliten, the priest is referred to as "Assisting Priest" He used to be a "Sacremental Minister", but apparently not any more.

  4. avatar Anonymous says:

    …And Nancy DeRycke's title has changed from "Pastoral Administrator" to "Pastoral Leader"


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