Response to Times-Picayune Religion Article

A number of parishioners commented to me about an article from last week’s “Religion” section of the Times Picayune that purported to be a balanced look at the recent upsurge in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass. The article covered Eucharistic processions and “Perpetual Adoration” chapels where the Eucharist is exposed in a Monstrance for Adoration. Unfortunately, the article contained a number of errors and biases as a result of some questionable theological opinions. I wrote the letter which follows to the Editor of the Times Picayune. I just wanted you to know that the article bothered me, too. My letter is available on