Fellow Patheosi Katrina Fernandez recently lost her Grandmother (God rest her soul through our Lord Jesus Christ). So at her funeral, some loopy ideologue of a priest decided that would be an excellent time to strike a blow for the spirit of Woodstock by a) consecrating pita bread and b) aggressively jamming it into Katrina’s hands instead of letting her receive on the tongue as is her custom. He sure showed *that* grieving grand-daughter who’s boss!
Such priest no doubt regard themselves as the vanguard of liberation for the oppressed masses. But they are, in fact, every bit as autocratic and domineering as the pre-Vatican II clericalist who stalks their imagination. They have become what they hate. And the process they have injured one of Christ’s little ones in her hour of trauma and grief.Not everything has to be political all the time, padre.
Kat: For what it’s worth, may you Grandma’s soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace through Christ our Lord. And may you find grace, consolation, strength and peace through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.