My daughter passed away Dec. 1. Earlier that week, recognizing that it would be prudent to receive the last rites, I asked Clovis Community Hospital to see if there was a priest available. She had been baptized Catholic but had not been practicing lately.
The hospital contacted the Catholic chaplain, who sent us a message via a Protestant chaplain: Since she is not currently practicing the Catholic faith, then someone else can do it. In other words, she wasn’t good enough for that priest to interrupt his day to send her home.
I want to thank the diocese for sending me and my family the message that unless she were in church every week, she was not worthy of his time and prayers.
No wonder people are gravitating away from the church.
I wish I knew his name.
Sheila Martin, Fresno