Bishop Weighs In on Parish Revolt
Rare warning comes as attendance, donations drop after traditionalist priests enforce dress code for Mass and stress orthodoxy
From the Wall Street Journal
By JACK NICAS
A Wisconsin bishop’s rebuke of Roman Catholics who bristled at the conservative practices of their parish priests has become another example of tension among U.S. Catholics over tradition’s role in the church.
The two priests are members of a Spanish group assigned two years ago to Platteville, a farming community 60 miles southwest of Madison. They have attracted new parishioners but driven away many others by banning females as altar servers, enforcing a dress code for Mass (no shorts or short skirts) and emphasizing …