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To: Frank Sheed; Nihil Obstat
After going through a laundry list of popular prayers, it struck him that the class as a whole did not know ONE prayer from memory. That apparently included the Our Father.

Dittos on NO's comment - 'pathetic'. This is truly a sad state of affairs.

Since both of you are online right now, I'm hoping you can enlighten me on something. Last night our parish began its Lenten 'Stations of the Cross'. Father was under the impression that many local parishes were not holding this devotional and he agreed to run an ad in the diocesan newspaper.

The turnout was better than usual for our parish but still pitiful. However, there was a new face in the last pew, which brought consolation.

The Stations prepared by Father was extremely moving. I'll have to borrow the book and reprint several of the meditations. It lasted an hour. Afterwards, I extened my hand to the casually dressed newcomer and thanked him for joining us. He smiled, said he enjoyed it and identified himself as a priest. He is from the Boston Diocese and is being transferred to Albany but has not yet received his parish appointment. Is this normal? It's not like Boston has a surplus of priests that they can afford to lose one. He is also enthralled with Bishop Hubbard and 'thanks God' for him. I'm confused.

15 posted on 03/04/2006 12:49:59 PM PST by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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To: NYer
The Stations prepared by Father was extremely moving. I'll have to borrow the book and reprint several of the meditations.

Please do, that would be great.

He is from the Boston Diocese and is being transferred to Albany but has not yet received his parish appointment. Is this normal?

maybe he is from a religious order??

He is also enthralled with Bishop Hubbard and 'thanks God' for him. I'm confused.

If he is enthralled with your bishop maybe he is confused. :-P

16 posted on 03/04/2006 2:27:40 PM PST by Nihil Obstat
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