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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Monday, February 16, 2004 My favorite parish finds itself on the front lines of the gay-marriage war.
Meantime, Thos Fitzpatrick pens a tribute to the Latin High Mass at Holy Trinity German Church in Boston's South End.
Unfortunately, the numbers don't bode well for the German Church: In a ranking of 357 archdiocesan parishes, Holy Trinity ranked 351st in average weekly Mass attendance, 352nd in number of Catholics in parish, and 355th in sacraments dispensed.
The Keeper of the Inn looked in vain this past weekend for St. Valentine on the Church calendar: As February 14 rolls round once again, everyone knows immediately that it is the feast day of. . . .Ss. Cyril and Methodius. Oh, yes it is. It's right there in your 2004 liturgical calendar. In a move that one would think even such an unimaginative bureaucrat as Annibale Bugnini would have had second thoughts about, the liturgical tinkerers removed one of the only two saints days that the average American could recognize.