We have quite a backlog of topics to cover, but are taking a break from blogging during the Easter Triduum. Just so you know, we have noted the following topics we plan to get to shortly after Easter:
- Latest lay pension updates, including letter to former lay employees from Carol Gustavson–finally signed with the names of the trustees–which responds, in part, to “media reports” about the lay pension plan
- More information about the diocesan deception over the so-called “balanced budget”
- Job search for new Vice President of Development, reporting to Kathleen Driscoll
- New executive director for MCC, Jim Driscoll, his family relation to Kathleen Driscoll, and questions about whether this was yet another “sham search”
- Latest “sham search” completed for Director of IT, this time hiring done by new guy, John Straub
- New pastor named for St. Catherine of Siena in Norwood, with very different style and ecclesiology from outgoing pastor Msgr. McRae
- Early reports of ethical corruption in the new Ethicspoint process intended to root out ethical corruption
- Dispelling the 10 Myths about BCI
- Correcting several recent BCI errors: we erred on which luxury box Jim McDonough occupied on Opening Day at Fenway Park, and we also erred on one of the priests attending a February conference in New Orleans.
In the meantime, for Holy Thursday we offer readers the Gospel reading from this evening’s Mass for the Lord’s Supper:
Gospel: John 13:1-15
Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come
to pass from this world to the Father.
He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end.
The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over.
So, during supper,
fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power
and that he had come from God and was returning to God,
he rose from supper and took off his outer garments.
He took a towel and tied it around his waist.
Then he poured water into a basin
and began to wash the disciples’ feet
and dry them with the towel around his waist.
He came to Simon Peter, who said to him,
“Master, are you going to wash my feet?”
Jesus answered and said to him,
“What I am doing, you do not understand now,
but you will understand later.”
Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered him,
“Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me.”
Simon Peter said to him,
“Master, then not only my feet, but my hands and head as well.”
Jesus said to him,
“Whoever has bathed has no need except to have his feet washed,
for he is clean all over;
so you are clean, but not all.”
For he knew who would betray him;
for this reason, he said, “Not all of you are clean.”
So when he had washed their feet
and put his garments back on and reclined at table again,
he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you?
You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am.
If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet,
you ought to wash one another’s feet.
I have given you a model to follow,
so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”
We hope BCI readers experience many graces during Triduum and have a blessed Easter.