Update on Lay Preaching
Many of my friends knew about and some signed a petition to our new bishop, Salvatore Matano, requesting that he reconsider his decision not to continue with our long standing practice of lay participation in preaching at Sunday Mass. More than 1700 people signed the petition. Unfortunately the Bishop decided not to meet with the leaders of this effort. This is not an isolated instance of his refusal to dialog with those who disagree or question some of his decisions. In light of this persistent refusal, a letter signed by several people was sent to Pope Francis along with the papal nuncio and Cardinals Dolan (New York) and O’Malley (Boston.) Work is underway to form an organization that will voice the pastoral needs of the people of the diocese and will work to keep the spirit of Vatican II alive in our diocese.
2015 in Prospect
This year is already off to an eventful start with Marilyn’s illness (see right) and our three week escape from the cold and snow to Arizona.
After a trip to Los Angeles to visit Galen and family, I will accompany son Sean on a four day celebration of Vista Equity Partners Circle of Excellence in Cancun. Four years ago, I was his guest for a similar celebration (at a different company) at St. Martin.
May will see grandson Ryan make his first communon along with visits from our Kansas cousins, Andy and Lois, and my sister Louisa. We will be in Kansas City in July for the launch of my sister Anola’s latest and third published novel, Callahan Crossroads, set in Kansas City during World War I.