Way Cleared For Altar Girls in Arlington Diocese
Northern Virginia Catholic churches now have the option of using female altar servers, Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde has decided. The policy change leaves Lincoln, Neb., as the country's last Catholic diocese to prohibit girls from serving. The Metro article is here.
Are Catholic readers of Focus on Fairfax pleased with decision? Loverde said that the change will allow the 21 counties in the diocese "to participate more reverently, more actively, more fully" in Mass. How do you think the decision will affect your church? What do you think about the decision?