along with Dickie McB
This story from the website of WPRI-TV Channel 12:
(snarky remarks mine)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The Catholic lay group Voice of the Faithful wraps up its two-day national conference in Providence.
And it's signaling it may be preparing to tackle controversial issues such as whether priests should be allowed to marry. (They can tackle all they want. There ain't gonna be no married priests, period!)
The group was formed in 2002 amid anger over the clergy sex abuse scandal. But it's recently struggled with fundraising and focus as anger over the scandal has subsided.
The keynote speaker, Notre Dame theologian Reverend Richard McBrien (theologian??? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!), says Voice of the Faithful has had success demanding increased accountability from church leadership. But he says it wasn't time to declare victory.
He says the group would not be straying from its original mission by calling on the Vatican to reconsider mandatory celibacy for priests.
Their big claim is that if priests would be allowed to marry, the pedophilia problem would be solved. BULL$=!+! Perverts can be married too! Now, my wish to "El Dickie" and pals - GET THE HELL OUT OF PROVIDENCE, TAKE YOUR AGENDA AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR ARSE!
In the fullness of peace,