Monday, October 30, 2006

SF Archdiocese Says Revival Bingo to be Cancelled

Mark Shea blogged last week about a mess at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, where the parish hall was rented to a group who runs a blasphemous and unacceptably irreverent bingo game. I sent an email to the Archdiocese of San Francisco, as well as the pastor of the church in question. Today, I received the following reply:

"Permission to use Ellard Hall should not have been given to the group. The Archdiocese of San Francisco has directed the parish to end the arrangement immediately. For years the group has directed contempt and ridicule at Catholic faith and practices. The particular targets of the group's derision are women in religious communities, for whom Catholics, and many non-Catholics, have a special reverence and respect."

I would've liked to have seen something from the pastor himself, but from what I've heard of his doctrinal leanings, that is probably not likely. Nonetheless, it's good news.

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