This evening I did something that I hardly ever do; I went to a Saturday evening Mass. Normally I go on Sunday because that day is the Lord's Day. However, I went because Archbishop Gregory was going to celebrate that Mass. And he did - more on that later.
As I was going into Mass, I saw the CCHD collection envelopes in a bin for usage. I grabbed one and had time to jot a note to explain why I won't give to "Catholic Cash Helping Demons". I signed my note, put it in the envelope and dropped it in the second collection basket. Read this little compendium for more reasons why not one penny should be forked over to that bunch.
There was a respectable number of people at that Mass, but it was by no means crowded. After Mass I greeted him and said that I was looking forward to having some of the current mess cleaned up. He replied "I'll try" then turned away. Clearly I brought up an unpleasant topic, but it was necessary. I believe that he will be showing up at many archdiocesan parishes. I hope many others join me in letting him know that we will not rest until the rot is cleaned out of the chancery. This excellent article by Christopher Manion will explain why I'm not optimistic that Gregory will join us but rather will have some 'splainin' of his own to do.