Kansas City - St. Joseph Bishop Robert W. Finn is bringing a new liturigical solemnity to NCR's home diocese.
To highlight an example, Finn, while showing support for women religious, personally welcomed new postulants last month into a traditional congregation, the Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles.
During a Jan. 6 ceremony, highlighted in the local diocesan paper, Finn, in the course of a Pontifical Solemn High Mass, personally received four postulants, each dressed in a bridal gown, by cutting their hair. The act symbolized the women's rejection of the way of the world and their response to what Finn described as "a beautiful interior call from God."
We wish the women and the bishop well.