I direct the readership’s attention to a blog post by a newcomer…
She reacted to the attacks on the Star of the Sea parish and Frs. Ill and Driscoll by the liberal priests in San Francisco.
She’s not happy.
Go see! Spike her stats.
What are these liberal priests so afraid of that they would do this? This is ONE parish, with very poor attendance for its size, surrounded by all of them – some less than a mile away. Why do they think their parishioners would be concerned about somebody else’s parish? Might it have something to do with the disparaging remarks some pastors are making from their own pulpits about Star of the Sea and the Archbishop? (Oh, yeah, we’ve heard all about that, St. Ignatius). Again, they are not being told they must do what Fr. Illo and Fr. Driscoll are doing at Star of the Sea, so where’s the beef? (Yes, I’m a child of the ‘80s) Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! (…and the ‘70s) I know the answer! Pick me! Pick me! The liberals are TERRIFIED that this conservative Catholicism thing might actually catch on. The writing has been on the wall for a while and they know it. There are tons of young, up and coming, conservative, faithful priests who are spiritually attractive to the faithful, and they are sucking people into their world just by being faithful. They’re not disparaging the parish down the street, nor will they. They are sowing seeds of love and Truth. The worst part about this for the Liberals? They’ve seen it working. Attendance is on the rise. People are showing overwhelming support for this parish. Star of the Sea has some new life!