TOGETHER TOWARDS GOD: Bishop Thomas J. Tobin concelebrates Mass with Father Jay Finelli at Holy Ghost Church in Tiverton on May 29. Father Finelli re-instituted the practice of celebrating Mass ad orientem, where the priest turns during the Liturgy of the Eucharist so that the people and priest face a common direction.
Why not women priests? The priesthood is instituted by Christ, not invented by the Church. Liberated from the slavery of fashion and rooted in the faith, we have received, and not invented. The Church is the Bride of Christ, and Christ is the Bridegroom. Bridegrooms are male, and only men can be fathers.