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Originally posted by jasonjnelson
Therefore provide a special mass. Mass celebrated in the same room as the rest of the congregation makes a huge difference. I stopped going to a church because if you were there even 10 mins prior, you were forced to watch on a t.v. in an overflow room. What my real problem is, is the fact that they will shuffle around pedophiles, and give refuge to illegal aliens, but use the courts to keep a member out? If it were true that this kid were really all that much of a disturbance, would the parents so vehemently deny it? It's about hypocrisy.
The Rev. Daniel Walz wrote in his petition for the restraining order that Adam - who already is more than 6 feet tall and weighs more than 225 pounds - has hit a child, has nearly knocked over elderly parishioners while bolting from his pew, has spit at people and has urinated in the church.
Jane Marrin, who works for the Diocese of St. Cloud and is acting as a spokeswoman for the parish, said the church board tried working with the Races to find "reasonable accommodations." That included offering a video feed of Mass that could be watched in the church basement.
The family refused all suggestions, she said.
Originally posted by JesterMan
This story is pretty messed up. If this Priest is supposed to be an example of Christ to his parish he is totally screwing that up. Jesus would have never excluded someone from his teachings because that person had a mental dissorder. I think that instead of molesting children, the Catholic leaders should spend more time reading the bible.
Originally posted by minniesoda
reply to post by jasonjnelson
I have waited on Adam and his family several times at Burger King.
He is a very big boy. His parents stay at his side constantly and are very patient with him. I commend them for this. He plainly exhibited autistic behavior which I myself recognized, but I could see how other people would be alarmed. I never witnessed him doing or exhibiting any dangerous behavior however. In my opinion, the community should be helping this family in any way that they can.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by Straight Razor
Churches are private?? As in, like.....a Private Club????
Then, why are they tax-exempt?