RegretsIt makes it even clearer that it was all his idea, but doesn't clarify how springing this fits with partnership, or with moving away from clericalism.
I regret if my "ballot" in last week’s bulletin caused some members a bit of concern. There is no hidden agenda. I am quite happy as your pastor. I simply wanted to take the opportunity to re-affirm our "partnership," as outlined in the article in last week’s bulletin. I have done this in my previous parishes. Hope this helps to clarify. - Fr. Alan
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Going his way
You might recall that in the September 12th parish bulletin our pastor announced a snap retention election, including a ballot for the following Sunday, September 19th. As often happens in elections, the campaign had to issue a clarification of an earlier statement by the candidate. It appeared in the September 19th bulletin.