Sunday, February 07, 2010

Well, here's your problem, Father.

I'm late to the party on this story and talking about our blizzard would be a lot more fun but a sad story is taking place in my diocese. An ex nun, married to an ex priest spoke to the local rag newspaper on women's ordination : she's for it. Her priest asked her to resign from her position as music director. The parish is in upheaval. A number of parishioners seem to love the ex-nun more than Jesus.

I've only been to St. Leo's once and I can't remember if I liked it or not but I am continually horrified at how much power and influence church musicians have. At another local parish several families actually left after the leader of the folk choir got into it with the priest. One elderly couple had been going there for decades but left for the sake of kumbayah music.

Fr. Whitestone has a problem but I suspect that it started when the music director got her job. An ex-nun married to an ex priest--- that sounds like a whole lot of trouble right there.

5 comments:

Old Bob said...

About 30 years ago one of the priests in my parish quit and married one of the nuns (who also quit, of course). I liked them both, but I can't respect them anymore.

steve said...

St. Leo's is my home parish. Fr. Whitestone is a weak leader, spent most of his first year as pastor in rehab, and introduced altar girls. I usually go to TLM elsewhere, but the times I've been back there for Mass, attendance seems down.

Kim B said...

I stumbled upon your blog in a google search for something else a few minutes ago :)

I'm compelled to comment even though I rarely do on blogs I'm not familiar with.

I don't think it's our place to judge the ex-nun or the ex-priest. But I would hope that the parish priest who hired this ex-nun as the music director prayed about it immensely before hiring her. This ex-nun would not be in full communion with the church as her marriage to the ex-priest would not be valid in the church. Anyone who has a place of influence within the parish community should really not be living in a public state of sin that might cause scandal for others.

And that's my two cents.

RC said...

Well, theoretically, it is possible that the ex-nun and ex-priest got released at some point and were able to regularize their marriage. We don't have enough information to say.

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