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This news article about Palm Sunday Mass highlights the problem with the NO religion...Besides the typos on this "news channel" web site we have the Parish Priest reduced to a simple "administrator" like he is nothing more than an office lady.

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.as...71&catid=2

ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Christians across the state came together to observe Palm Sunday.

Parishioners at St. Joseph's Catholic parish in Ellsworth started their services this morning by processing into church.

Palm Sunday is the day in the Christian faith which marks the arrival of Jesus in the city of Jerusalem. Christians believe that he was crucified later that week on the day known as Good Friday.

Father Scott Mower, the parish administrator at St. Joseph's, says that each year Palm Sunday is a high point on the Christian calender.

"Particulary at this time we have a lot of different experiences in our culture that leave us questioning...that leave us concerned," he said, "We look through all of that and experience that through the lens of faith. Particulary, celebrating the days of the holy week help us a great deal."

Easter will be celebrated next Sunday. It is the day that christians believe Jesus rose from the dead.
A parish administrator is not the same as a parish priest.  It is a cleric (or even a lay person) appointed by the bishop who runs the routine administrative aspects (finances, employee, and property management) of a parish during the absence of its pastor. He does not have full pastoral care of the parish.


Just to show this really is not something to do with the "NO religion:"

Here's a whole article from the CE on administrators

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01143a.htm
Isn't that what they wanted?
Huh?

According to the parish's website, the priest is indeed an "administrator". So it's not an editorial error.

There are a lot of nuances in church government that Catholics are generally unaware of. For example, a common mistake is to assume that all individual churches are "parishes". But a parish is specifically a subdivision of a diocese that has claim over the faithful of a geographic region, marked with borders on a map. There is no such thing as an SSPX parish; they're all chapels or missions, or perhaps oratories.

Likewise, just because a priest is attached to a church doesn't mean he has full authority over it. A pastor is someone assigned by the bishop to exercise full authority over a parish, its liturgy and sacraments, revenues, and the like. In the old days, this generally meant he was going to be stuck as pastor for the rest of his life; the current practice of rotating and transferring pastors, even when they're good at their jobs, is novel.

If the bishop is unable to assign a pastor, the priest attached to the church is merely a parish administrator. Or vicar, but vicar can also be applied to a pastor's assistant priest.