“The Cathedral only knew that family and friends were requesting a funeral Mass for a Catholic, and had no idea our welcome and prayer would be degraded in such a sacrilegious and deceptive way,” Father Salvo said.
I’m disappointed in the priest that presided over the funeral. It was a Catholic priest, no less. But we see it everywhere. There are renegades in any organization. The priest knew what was going to happen, and who the deceased person was, and what family intended to do there.
I’m hoping that behind the scenes there will be consequences for the priest. He never should have let that happen. He never should have brought that into any Catholic church, never mind St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
“If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.”