Auxiliary Bishop Michael Gielen, 49, presided a February 14 St Valentines Eucharist at St Patrick's Cathedral in Auckland, New Zealand, although, on that day, the Novus Ordo Church remembered Cyrill and Method.
“We celebrated the gift of marriage and single life [sic!] and prayed for the faithful,” Gielen wrote on social oligarch-media.
He confesses that “I was especially moved by the blessing of hands.” For unclear reasons, the bishop’s hands were “anointed” by some lay-people.
Stephanie Silveira who was present in last year’s ceremony remembered that “it was a beautiful feeling.” Gerry Smith mentions this year’s “chocolates galore.” A local faithful told Gloria.tv that “episcopal stupidity knows no limit.”