Pri­est gets poor grade for his let­ter of apol­ogy

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The Rev. Michael Briese of St. Mary’s Church gets a C- for his apol­ogy let­ter in The En­ter­prise, af­ter the pa­per re­ported June 29 about his an­grily dis­pers­ing the con­gre­ga­tion be­fore a funeral Mass af­ter a vis­i­tor knocked over a chal­ice.

The “sa­cred chal­ice” that was dam­aged is a cup. What it con­tains dur­ing the Mass is sa­cred. The rev­erend was more con­cerned about an ob­ject than this poor griev­ing fam­ily.

His apol­ogy was two-thirds ex­plain­ing how fab­u­lous he has been for the past 25 years. Go back to the draw­ing board, Fa­ther Briese. Make the next at­tempt at re­pair­ing the dam­age you have done half as long and fo­cus on what you are go­ing to do to make it right.

There’s a say­ing in Texas, “I’ve never seen a hearse pulling a U-Haul.” Mourn peo­ple, not shiny ob­jects.

Joseph McGrann, Bath, Maine

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