Fr. Joseph Illo put into practice “Only Altar Boys” at Star of the Sea Parish in the Richmond District of San Francisco. You can see the “usual” local news condemnation of this traditional Catholic practice. Bishop Cordileone has approved his decision.
The Novus Ordo rule is that any pastor can have altar girls if he decides to, but is free to only have altar boys. Altar girls are an exception. But it still is good that Bishop Cordileone is supporting him.
Can you imagine the Virgin Mary saying: “Its discrimination that I Jesus will not let me be an Apostle because I am a women.”
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.