Catholics in San Francisco Respond: Mass Mob Planned at Star of the Sea Catholic Church

Fr. Joseph Illo and Fr. Patrick Driscoll, Star of the Sea Catholic Church (Photo from Facebook)

When Fr. Joseph Illo, the pastor at San Francisco's Star of the Sea Catholic Church, announced his decision to train only boys to be altar servers, some parishioners and others protested.  Amidst the hullabaloo, the media jumped at the chance to criticize both Fr. Illo and his beleaguered bishop, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.Religion News Service quoted Fr. Illo, who explained his reasons for enacting the policy: The first...is that “boys usually end up losing interest (in altar service) … [Read more...]

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