|Banned in Orange! Should we laugh or cry?|
Catholics familiar with the outrageous things going on in the Church are all-too-aware of the Diocese of Orange. That's where the Barney Mass took place in 2006 (and may still be going on this weekend for all we know). Fr. Fred Bailey, the "unconventional pastor" is no longer at Corpus Christi and the diocesan website doesn't have a priest directory that I could find so I don't know where he is now. Maybe a reader can tell us.
Of course, to be fair, the Barney Mass took place under the notorious Bishop Tod Brown. The current bishop is Kevin Vann. But it's odd to think that an orthodox speaker like Stephanie Block would be banned. It doesn't really speak well of the diocese and diocesan decision makers. But, sadly, these days heretics are often more welcome in our churches (and sometimes serve as their pastors) than those who defend the authentic Catholic faith.
And since I brought it up, you can watch the Barney Mass below and hope that Fr. Bailey is no longer in active ministry turning the worship of Christ the King into a Halloween circus.