Roman Catholic priest elected as voting member of Congress dead . Amy and I were talking about him yesterday and then last night I heard that he had died.
One cannot understand the Democrat Catholics who hold views contrary to the what the Church teaches without understanding that behind everyone of them stands a priest. Fr. Drinan is a great example of that--the Paulist Center in Boston is another example when it comes to John Kerry. It is for that reason that I think that if the U.S. Bishops want to get a handle on Catholic politicians they will have to first get a handle on priests. As an old Latin sayings says, I give you the English equivalent, "Every heresy comes from the altar."
There isn't a good faithful priest out there who doesn't have to spend a good deal of his time undoing the damage done by those who are less sure about their Catholic identity.
Pray for all of them.
Update: Funeral details:
At Georgetown University:
Wake: Wednesday, January 31, 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wolfington Hall Jesuit Residence Funeral Mass: Thursday, February 1, 9 a.m. St. Aloysius Church, 19 Eye Street, NW
Wake: Friday, February 2, 7-9 p.m. St. Mary’s Hall, Boston College -- Lying in State: Saturday, February 3, 9-11 a.m. St. Ignatius Church, Chestnut Hill, MA -- Funeral Mass: Saturday, February 3, 12 p.m. St. Ignatius Church, Chestnut Hill, MA (followed by burial at Campion Center, Weston, MA)