Below are a few photographs from this past Sunday’s “final Mass” of the retiring Fr. Bill Donnelly at St. Mary downtown. Fr. Donnelly has been serving as the “Sacramental Minister” under laywoman “pastoral administrator” Anne-Marie Brogan (in alb behind the priest), who will continue on in that role.
When I say that the newly-ordained Fr. Scott Caton is walking into the lion’s den, I mean it. St. Mary’s downtown requires immediate change, or they will become another schismatic church like Spiritus Christi.
This parish has long been a flagrant promoter of dissent relating to the role of the ordained priesthood, women’s ordination, liberal feminist theology, and homosexuality. St. Mary’s frequently invite children to stand around the altar and to elevate chalices and patens during the consecration. A reader and St. Mary parishioner has said that people also recite the Eucharistic prayer with the priest and that many members are from Corpus Christi who openly voice hostility with Rome.
The above images are very similar to something we have seen before in Rochester…
In the words of St. Thomas More, “silence gives consent.” Will Bishop Clark be silent once again? The bishop recently appointed Anne-Marie Brogan to continue running this parish, so you be the judge.
Some posts of interest on St. Mary downtown:
- Mimicking the priest
- Anne-Marie Brogan appointed to continue at St. Mary downtown as pastoral administrator
- Lay blessings
- The St. Mary genderless Christa Cross
- The Fruit of Brogan’s tenure
- Liturgical dance
- Women’s ordination petition
- Exposed by a St. Mary parishioner
- Invitation to stand around the altar
- Only a lay person may run this parish