Friday, January 25, 2013

Just So Nobody Misunderstands

where either Stephen Smuts or Brian Marsh is coming from, Smuts links to Marsh's "newsletter" on his blog. In it, Marsh expands on the notice of Anthony Morello's death that was on the ACA site:
Canon Morello served as Vicar General of the Diocese of the West. He was instrumental in shepherding the parish of St. Mary of the Angels during its recent difficulties. Because of Canon Morello's efforts, St. Mary of the Angels has stabilized and has now resumed services. Canon Morello was also rector of All Saints Anglican Church in Fountain Valley, California.

A Requiem Mass will be held at All Saints Anglican Church on Wednesday, January 23 at 4:00 pm. I will celebrate the Mass and preach.

Clearly in his view, violently shoving parishioners, threatening individuals with legal action, calling law enforcement for peaceful activities on public property, and mass excommunications are "stabilizing" the parish. That he will celebrate the requiem mass indicates the regard in which both he and Strawn held this corrupt and despicable individual. And Smuts feels this announcement is worth sharing. However, there's another interesting passage:
A rededication of the parish of St. Mary of the Angels will be held at a later date. Originally scheduled for February 10, the rededication is now tentatively scheduled for early April.
Nor has there been any announcement of any episcopal visitor for the ACA Diocese of the West, nor an announcement of a new priest-in-charge for St Mary's. Apparently Nicholas Taylor would have been incapable of any rededication, huh? Morello, with his over-the-top bullying style, is apparently irreplaceable.