Sensing a wave of disaffection among Roman Catholics in Greater Boston, a tiny community of priests on Beacon Hill is waging an all-out campaign to win them back.
This week, the Paulist Center launched a three-year, $800,000 advertising and outreach campaign to attract Catholics who feel disenchanted with church teachings on gay marriage and other social issues, stressing that "everyone is truly welcome" at the center and that "questioning is encouraged."
They're spending $800,000 over three years. Hopefully some of that will be invested in putting a little sanity in Pope Benedict and Cardinal O'Malley. If more priests and members of the Catholic Hierarchy were so open and friendly, I somehow doubt there'd be attendance problems.
Short blog tonight - I'm really sick and it's now 40 minutes into Christmas Eve. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!