I was outraged by the original opinion piece by Standard-Times columnist Susan Pawlak-Seaman but utterly outraged by editor emeritus, Ken Hartnett.
As such, this Catholic belives that Ken Pittman hit a bullseye with this blog post. For the sake of full disclosure, I have never met Fr. Gregory Mathias, pastor of St. Julie’s, as I attend mass at another Catholic Church in Dartmout, St. Mary’s.
We had a little religious discussion the other day over Notre Dame & President Obama so if that sort of thing interests you then check out the entire blog post by Ken Pittman over at http://www.kenpittman.com/arti…
Roman Catholic: A baptized Christian in full communion (agreement) with the bishop of Rome (Pope) on matters of faith and morals.
On March 20th of this year, the New Bedford Standard Times columnist Susan Pawlak-Seaman chose to publicly write about her perspective of spirituality. She claims in her column that “being Catholic is and always has been so much a part of me”. Shortly before that quote she acknowledged that she stopped going to church eighteen years ago and went on to boast how she was ‘righteously’ pro-choice and pro-gay marriage.
One of the star young leaders of the Southcoast’s clergy is the conservative Roman Catholic priest Fr. Gregory Mathias who is the pastor of St. Julie’s on Slocum Road in North Dartmouth. Father Greg is a former merchant marine and very much an engaged contemporary with extraordinary ability to show his parishioners how ancient scripture found in the Holy Bible transcends the generations and applies to today’s life. He is funny, thoughtful, intelligent and quite devoted to Christ. We are lucky to have him.
Enter Ken Hartnett (and probably with the philosophy of his better half)
Hartnett is a good example of the hatred which the elitist liberals have for the Roman Catholic Church. These folks believe that the canvas should dictate to the artist. The collective wisdom of the mood of the moment should decide what is right and wrong and not this “inconvenient church and their god”. Sure they show up on Sundays and make sure they’re seen in the pews.