6 thoughts on “Mass Appeal or Mass Conversion: What’s Your Pleasure?

  1. Vivian says:

    It’s not just the preaching, Father. Our reasons for going into exile from our beloved parish are as rich and varied as each individual. We’ve all been hurt, we all seek healing. We are looking for the bright side of the Good News, not stuff that brings us down.

    Sometimes it’s the tone, other times, the words, always the judgement. One day, we hope soon, we shall return to the holy ground that is St. Ann’s. For now, some worship in local parishes, others in local oiving rooms. We are the Body of Christ. We are the Church. We are . . . St. Ann’s in exile.

    • Thank you for mentioning that. Did any of you come to me for counsel? I have had numerous parishioners come to me for counsel and have told me I helped them feel the comfort of Christ. I am well aware that there are people in need of healing, and I’ve preached on that often. But there are also people in need of guidance and much false teaching out there that is my duty to correct. If something I had to correct hit a sensitive chord for you, rather than being angry, why not make an appointment to speak with me? I would in that situation have far more time to discuss the situation in depth than I could possibly do in a homily. Give me a call and we can talk – but in August as I am away in July.

  2. Vivian says:

    FYI, St. Ann’s in Exile still growing!

    • And that’s supposed to upset me why???

      • Vivian says:

        Please, be at peace, Fr. “A.” Just filling you in. Some of our members felt attacked in this latest rank, but we have brought it to prayer. The way we always do (because we are like that, good people who enjoy our theology on the lite side).

      • Thank you for your input. Believe me, I am at complete peace. I’m honestly concerned about you guys. Do you realize you have never once for all of these posts indicated to me what it is about anything I have preached that has made you decide to be in exile from Saint Ann’s?

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