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October 18, 2021, by Janna Reynolds
Don’t turn people away from Mass I was flummoxed to read a question to Father Doyle (Catholic Virginian, Oct. 4) regarding an individual who was disruptive during Mass. It seems a long-time parishioner has been disruptive for some time yet appears not to be a threat to anyone. Yet the parish priest has asked the individual not to attend Mass. Further, Father Doyle advocates for getting the police involved! Stunning to say the least. I was raised to believe that the Catholic Church is an inclusive Church, particularly for those suffering in some way. It’s not a stretch to assume this individual may have a mental illness of some sort. That our Church would turn a person like that away…


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