Very, Very Disturbing News
I have heard from two parishioners that stated that they had spoken to our parish council president about their recent decision to deny a religious sister of our parish from being reinstated as a Eucharistic Minister.
Things are sketchy and I am still investigating, but this sounds like it could be one of the saddest moments in the history of our parish!
Our parish council president stated that Monsignor Brum informed them that the Bishop had sent him instructions to reinstate this religious nun as a Eucharistic Minister.
It is my understanding that Monsignor Brum and his parish council then voted to over-ride the instructions of our Bishop and declare that she remained unworthy of being allowed to be reinstated as a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Spirit parish.
Based on what I have heard so far, I think it is time that we ALL ask our pastor and his parish council members a few questions about the basis of their actions.
None of us were allowed to vote on our parish council members, so many of us have no idea who they are. For your information, here is a listing:
Ruben Solis, President
Some questions I plan to ask:
(1). Who gave you the right to sit in judgment of a fellow parishioner… especially a religious nun that has spent her life serving her Church?
(2). Who granted you the authority to over-ride the direct instructions of our Bishop?
(3). How many of you, including our pastor, could pass scrutiny of YOUR WORTHINESS to sit in judgement of others?
I am totally flabbergasted by this, but somehow am not at all surprised. I will continue to investigate. If any of you have more information, I would welcome your input.
STORY UPDATE (04/24/07):
This story continues to develop. Please be informed that in order to protect the integrity of the nun involved, I am withholding all comments that include her name.