- ARLINGTON, Va. -- A Virginia Catholic parish that stopped using any altar servers after the bishop banned the use of altar girls has been ordered to reinstate altar boys. The decision by Arlington Bishop John R. Keating, who heads one of only two U.S. dioceses where girls may not serve-the other is Lincoln, Neb. -- was greeted variously by silence, shock, tears and anger during weekend Masses March 2 and 3 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church here.
Keating's order was transmitted to the pastor Holy Ghost Fr. Jeff Duaime, in a recent meeting.