Isn't this special? What if there were a shortage of Priests? Would that merit preventative measures for those most at risk? Sorry to editorialize but this just annoys the piss outta me. I know I should not let it, but yet, it's true. More concern over the elderly catching the flu and not making it to Mass to drop their envelopes in the basket than they are about the thousands of perps they have turned upon generation after generation of kids... http://www.vermontparishes.org/officials/
Posted on 25 October, 2004.
All Parish Priests:
Because of the flu vaccine shortage, I am requesting that, as a protective measure in the Diocese of Burlington, we do not give the "Sign of Peace" or the chalice for communion starting Sunday, October 31, 2004 and remaining in effect unti Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005.
Praying for the good health of all, especially those most at risk, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Kenneth A. Angell
Bishop of Burlington