For Part I, please see the parish bulletin cover letter shown here: http://cleansingfiredor.com/2014/02/when-a-priest-is-gender-confused-about-god/ From a DoR parish, it was published on February 16th.
At the time it was posted, I did not identify either the parish or the priest’s name. I still am not doing so here.
However, given the encouragement by those who responded to the Part I post, I decided to write to His Excellency, Bishop Matano. Before I was able to complete that effort, that parish’s bulletin for distribution this coming weekend, March 2, 2014, was published, further escalating the matter to include His Excellency, Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, NJ. (!)
The bulletin has not yet been distributed in the parish. My hope is that even further escalation can be avoided. If the bulletin is actually distributed, I will post the identity of the priest and parish, because it would mean even greater cautions and concerns are warranted.
In the meantime, hoping that will be averted, here is the front page of this weekend’s cover letter on the planned bulletin for that parish.
I can confirm that the Catechism quote is accurate, but only a part of the paragraph. Does it mean what the bulletin author seems to want it to mean? Check out the greater context.
Again, I am interested in what you think, and whether or not the content of this weekend’s letter makes any difference (pro or con) regarding how such a matter might be handled.