In the May Catalyst, we reported that Catholics at the Blaisdell Alcoholic Treatment Unit at the Rockland Psychiatric Center in New York were being denied access to Mass and Confession; they were told they could attend Protestant services. After stating that we had registered a complaint, we ended by saying, “We don’t expect to lose.”
On April 30, a letter was sent to William Donohue by Thomas E. Nightingdale, director of the bureau of addiction and treatment centers explaining that it was all due to a staffing problem. But guess what? It’s being fixed and Catholics will once again be allowed to practice their religion. We told you so.