I received this from a reader:
I thought I’d bring to your attention yesterday’s post on [Boston's Archbishop] Cardinal O’Malley’s blog.
It seems every Holy Week the issue of the washing of women’s feet comes up and the Cardinal is ALWAYS brought up in this connection. He used to wash only the feet of men, in Boston people complained, he asked Rome, and Rome gave him permission for pastoral reasons to wash the feet of women, too.
He frequently is criticized by my fellow wdtprs-readers. Well, in fairness to the Cardinal, these people could be made aware that this year Cardinal Sean washed the feet of 12 priests "following the example of the Holy Father." [Do I hear an "Amen!"?]
I thought since this is a yearly topic of conversation, you might like to mention this on the blog. (Also further down the post His Eminence provides links to a special novena from the Knights of Columbus to start on Divine Mercy Sunday for the Holy Father in these difficult times.)
Good for Card. O’Malley! Kudos!
Popes have been setting a good example in this regard for a long while now, as do the rubrics.
I hope that the priests of the Archdiocese of Boston will now adhere to their Archbishop’s example.