A reader of Socon or Bust living in Quebec has had it up to here with the liturgical abuses and doctrinal “innovations” within her parish and from her pastor. Her letters to the local bishop went unanswered, so she decided to write to the Vatican’s Prefect for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. She was surprised to get the attached reply in just six weeks. Click to enlarge.
The letter is very simple, but it includes the name of the pastor and the parish (which I have redacted). The writer explained to the Vatican that she had been complaining to her bishop but to no avail. In the reply, the Vatican encourages her to keep contacting the bishop, who is responsible for these matters.
This may not seem like much, unless you know how to play your cards properly for maximum effect. Guess what our frustrated reader is gonna do next? She’s gonna forward this letter to both the pastor and her local bishop. By encouraging the writer to continue pestering her bishop, the Vatican is suggesting that her complaints are legit and need to be brought to the bishop’s attention. To the bishop, the letter is essentially saying this is your job, get with it, where have you been?
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