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Peeved Parishioners Leaving SF Catholic Church Over Ban on Girls As Altar Servers SANCTE PATER - January 25, 2015 ... well-known Richmond District church also has a school serving about 230 kids. When the new priest banned girls from being altar servers, it generated outrage among parents and parishioners alike. The priest admits some parishioners even left the church. "It's disturbing," said churchgoer Connie Porciuncula. Star of the Sea School parent Tara Widmer agrees. "They're definitely taking a step in the wrong direction," she said. Father Joseph Illo took over five months ago and ...http://www.sanctepater.com/2015/01/peeved-parishioners-leaving-sf-catholic.html
Satan's Laughing With Delight STATEN ISLAND CATHOLIC - January 10, 2015 Despite the repeated reassurances of the Cardinal, Catholic parishes throughout his domain are dropping like flies . Five Staten Island parishes have received a death sentence and numerous others are being merged with other parishes in what is no doubt a preliminary move towards future closures. With an example of local Catholic culture making national news , it is no wonder. Our priests have failed; we, the laity have failed. We have gone a-whoring after ...http://statenislandcatholic.blogspot.com/2015/01/satans-laughing-with-delight.html
Laughing Together Series (Vol. 1) PRINTS OF GRACE - November 10, 2014 ... card for Harry and one for his wife, who is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's. I hope that we are able to keep in touch with them this year and maybe see them next summer if we rent the cottage. When we returned to Richmond, Virginia, I was left feeling like I wanted more to come of my relationship with Kevin, but eventually I resigned myself to accepting reality: we are years apart in age; I was still a minor; he already had a girlfriend; and we lived five hundred miles ...http://printsofgrace.blogspot.com/2014/11/Laughing-Together-in-the-Beginning.html