If you're tired of the doldrums of rules to draw Sanctifying Grace from Christ, Margery Eagan - who was endorsed by Cardinal O'Malley - has a great suggestion: The 16-year-old grace Church in Dover. Dover is high-brow muckety muck and a nice little refuge from the hoi polloi of homeless and indigent people.
Mags says, unlike the Catholic Church, all are welcome at 'the eucharist', no matter who you're shacking up with or the condition of your soul.
Catholics disillusioned by Church politics — or just tired of uninspiring Masses and ho-hum sermons — have discovered, in the words of parishioner Bernie Kane, a Sunday morning worship service that leaves you “with a high.”
Do you think she is ignorant of Transubstantiation?
The mystical things happening in front of her, the powerful and sacred Act and Gift of Christ's Blood being delivered to the Altar from the hands of His Angels is Ho Hum.
I just can't get over her blindness and insult to the price of her salvation.
The Church is run by a couple of kooks who simulate the Sacraments:
As Mass began, pastor Peter DiSanto, a married priest in collar and traditional vestments, walked up and down the aisle swinging that metal censer filled with sweet-smelling incense. Then came his wife Amy, ordained a priest here at Grace Church. She sprinkled congregants with holy water.... Did it sadden us to leave the Church? Yes it did.” But given their differences with the Church on so many issues — from married priests to birth control to barring the faithful from Communion — she and Peter believed it better to move on and establish a church that’s less about rules and more about helping people “know God better, feel as though they’re important to God, that they are loved.”
I wonder if they need a pope? LOL.
"...a life-long observant Catholic, a wife and mother of three, remembers the first time she slipped into a pew at Grace Church with her teen-aged daughter. “Honest to God, instantly we both felt such a presence, a wonderful warm presence.” Both got a bit teary. “It was, ‘excuse me, can you pass the Kleenex please?’"
An absolute tragedy. A family severed from Sanctifying Grace running around town looking for something to fill the hole in her soul.