American Papist has the text of a column by Archbishop George H. "Mr. Magoo" Niederauer, to be published Oct. 19th in the Catholic San Francisco. His column is an apology for his action of giving Communion to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in that they were there as a provocative gesture. He says that he did not recognize them and we will leave it at that.
I would have been happier to see him explain why this was wrong in terms other than that this group should be denied Communion because of the "manner of dress" and that this is offensive to women’s religious. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence by his column are guilty only of "abuse of sacred things." No mention is made of the homosexual agenda of these mock sisters or that they promote "goddess worship, transcendental meditation, radical fairy-ism." Shouldn’t the priority be the worry about the souls of those in objectively grave sin receiving Communion? Instead this column is only about the scandal caused.
Though my real question is what is worse 1) A Catholic politician who is ardently pro-abortion and always votes that way or 2) A group with an offensive "manner of dress." If you are the Archbishop it is #2.