Positive news from the Diocese of Providence, RI.
Here is a news story about the revival of a parish, which was going to close, by the Fraternity of St. Peter, FSSP.
I want to add a couple things before you watch this.
First, the reporter refers to this as “going back in time”. Well, yes, okay. We know that if we are going in the wrong direction, we have to retrace our steps and find the right road. However, the retracing is for the sake of the future and NOT the past!
Also, she referred to Bp. Tobin’s decision as “drastic”. NO! Common sense is NOT DRASTIC! NOT acting on common sense is drastic. She got that terribly wrong.
Finally, while I admire and support the FSSP, the REAL renewal will come from diocesan priests in their regular diocesan parishes. That’s why I want everyone to know what a terrific job Fr. Jay Finelli is doing at his place, in the Diocese of Providence, at Tiverton, RI, the Church of the Holy Ghost. Fr. Finelli has been working hard hard hard for years. Let’s not think that the FSSP would have been even a consideration if Fr. Finelli had not lead the way and shown that it was possible.
That said, Fr. K kudos to Bp. Tobin and Fr. Berg.