Wisconsin bishop enforces ban on washing feet of women on Holy Thursday

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Wisconsin bishop enforces ban on washing feet of women on Holy Thursday.

 

Interesting. What do you think should be done?

“Three years ago, Madison Catholic Bishop Robert Morlino issued guidelines that gave priests the option of either using only men or not celebrating the ritual at all. Given the heightened attention to foot-washing last year, some parishioners thought Morlino might re-evaluate his position.
That has not happened. Brent King, the diocesan spokesman, said priests have the same two options this year — men-only or no ritual. Holy Thursday Mass falls on April 17. Easter is April 20.”

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2 thoughts on “Wisconsin bishop enforces ban on washing feet of women on Holy Thursday

    Francis Philip said:
    March 31, 2014 at 06:06

    It is not a sacrament; it is a re-presentation of a scene from the Scriptures. It is about the pastor who, like Christ, must remember that he came to be served, not to be served. In the actual occurrence, because Jesus stripped down except for the towel, it would have been extremely inappropriate for Him to have done that in front of a woman. And so the pastor must also remember that he must keep his modesty and chastity as well. And so we, as a parish, help teach our pastor humility, modesty and chastity like that of Christ.

      Francis Philip said:
      March 31, 2014 at 06:07

      I’m sorry: I meant that “he came to serve, not to be served.”

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