‘Say the Black, Do the Red’ — Liturgical Abuse and Pastoral Malpractice, by Fr. Roger Landry

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COMMENTARY: Liturgical abuses, such as what happened to Father Matthew Hood of Detroit, constitute pastoral malpractice of the worst possible kind. And they are far from uncommon.

By Fr. Roger Landry, EWTN News, 9/1/20

Empathy is the capacity to understand what another person is undergoing from within that person’s frame of reference. Much of August I could not help imagining myself in the situation of Father Matthew Hood of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

On Aug. 6, presumably after celebrating Mass on the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, Father Hood’s life was changed far more than the Lord’s appearance on Mount Tabor. He read a news story that the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had declared that the formula “We baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,” rather than “I baptize you…,” is invalid.  …

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