The following is from the CNA account of the archbishop's statement:
"'Although I had often seen photographs of members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, I had never encountered them in person until October 7th. I did not recognize who these people were when they approached me.
"'After the event, I realized that they were members of this particular organization and that giving them Holy Communion had been a mistake.
"'I apologize to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and to Catholics at large for doing so,'" Archbishop Niederauer writes.
"'Someone who dresses in a mock religious habit to attend Mass does so to make a point. If people dress in a manner clearly intended to mock what we hold sacred, they place themselves in an objective situation in which it is not appropriate for them to receive Holy Communion, much less for a minister of the Church to give the Sacrament to them.'
"'Therefore I conclude that the presence of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the Mass on October 7th was intended as a provocative gesture. In that moment I failed to recognize it as such, and for that, as I have said, I must apologize,' the Archbishop concludes."
Some follow-up needs to accompany this apology.
For instance, how about if Archbishop Niederauer holds Benediction and Adoration at Most Holy Redeemer Church in reparation for the situation?
And then how about if Archbishop Niederauer cleans house at Most Holy Redeemer Parish so that it becomes a parish for ALL Catholics once more and so that never again will anyone there lend aid and comfort to the sodomy-activist movement and mislead and give scandal to people?
Do you have any more ideas for necessary follow-up? Or any more thoughts on this whole situation?