We all learned the difference between the Roman Catholic Church and the Old Catholic Apostolic Church of America when Fr. Jim St. George was fired from his teaching position at Chestnut Hill College.
Chestnut Hill, Roman Catholic, has different beliefs than St. George, an openly gay priest with the Old Catholic Apostolic Church. They see other things differently, too, and St. George’s church is promoting them.
“Our church has never had a sex abuse scandal,” says an ad for St. Miriam Church in Blue Bell, which St. George leads. “How could you say no to your little girl becoming a priest?” another ad asks.
St. George told the Delaware County Times the ads were created months before the grand jury report that charged three Roman Catholic priests, a monsignor and a teacher with sex abuse crimes.
While the ads weren’t meant to be anti-Roman Catholic, they were meant to highlight a key difference between the two Catholic factions: the Old Catholic Apostolic Church allows clergy and parishoners of all genders and sexual orientations.
Feed the Feed: What do you think of St. Miriam’s ads?