Monday, July 28, 2008

Changes At The Oratory

By Patrick Archbold

From St. Louis Catholic:
Today is a sad day for the faithful at St. Francis de Sales Oratory, as our beloved rector, Father Karl W. Lenhardt, is being called to a new position. Fr. Lenhardt announced at Mass today that the Vicar General of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest, Monsignor Michael Schmitz, would announce the specifics next Sunday. As of yet, therefore, Father's new assignment is not publicly known.

While we suspect this move will benefit the worldwide Institute, it is a sore blow for all those in St. Louis who have benefited from Father's wisdom, knowledge, patience and his pastoral care. It seems that there is a trend among clergy in this city-- success in St. Louis leads to promotion to better things, and what is St. Louis' loss is the universal Church's gain.

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3 comments:

akilah said...

Apparently the institute is shuffling around its priests. We were told the same thing at St. Margaret Mary in Oakland on Sunday, that our priest will be leaving us. There were many sad faces in the congregation.

akilah said...

We were told the same thing at St. Margaret Mary in Oakland, CA this Sunday, that our priest would be leaving us. Apparently the institute is reassigning priests in 7 locations. There were many sad faces in the congregation.

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