What you'd expect from the precious SJW snowflakes, in a periodical which is their own journal.
A total of 143 parishioners from St. John the Evangelist Church in
Waynesville, in a parish of roughly 300 families, have petitioned Bishop
Peter Jugis of the Charlotte diocese to remove their pastor, Fr.
Christopher Riehl, who came to the church just a little over a year ago.
At an average of 3 per family, the snowflakes are only 1/6th of the membership.
Parishioners who value what they say was the post-Vatican II style of
their parish have locked horns with Riehl, who came to Waynesville from
the Knoxville, Tenn., diocese in July 2014 intent with what his critics
describe as "restorationist" approaches to liturgy and church
Yah. Practices which are actually, y'know, "Catholic."
...Riehl has moved ahead on rectory repairs and other expensive projects
over the objection of the parish finance committee; has taken over the
parish's Rite of Christian Initiation for Catholic converts with a
pastor-centric approach which is at odds with the recommendations of the
U.S. bishops; and has "openly defamed the Second Vatican Council" while
substituting popular hymns with Gregorian chant. Most of the choir
resigned en masse after the former director was relieved of her duties....
Gott in Himmel!! A priest who prepares people for Baptism! Who repaired an un-inhabitable rectory!!!
And that line about 'defaming' 2V? Interesting that the article does NOT give us the actual quotes, eh?
I've seen this movie before. Kulturkampf exists in the Church; we all should be prepared for it.
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Waynesville, NC? That's not too far for a field trip...
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