This sounds like something directly from a Michael O’Brian novel:
Dear Fr. Z,
The Lord’s peace. You are going to be one of the first to hear about this. Nothing like this in the history of the US has ever been proposed as far as I know.
Yesterday, Connecticut Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature
introduced bill #1098/2009 that directly attacks the Roman Catholic Church (please see attached copy of it). Should it pass, the bishop and pastors will be deprived of any administrative, financial and legal power over their parishes.
The bishops of CT are trying to rally the troops this weekend. I think your readers, and Catholics all over the US should be concerned.
Fr. Greg J. Markey
Fr. Greg J. Markey has been the topic of posts on this blog.
He is pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Norwalk, CT.