Friday, April 01, 2005

Bishop to reopen two churches

Archbishop O'Malley will reopen two churches where parishioners have held round-the-clock vigils for 7 months. This whole situation has provoked a lot of controversy. I think the bishop was in a difficult position because of the precarious financial situation and the lack of priests. So I can understand the need to close parishes. But something went wrong in the whole process because it's turned so confrontational. I'm not sure if people will see this more as the bishop caving in to pressure, or as an example of what the laity can do when they organize.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Poor, poor man. Archbishop O'Malley seems to be trying to please everyone and as a consequence no-one is pleased.