Zab, I will grant that the internet is tone deaf, but I have never understood exactly why the average internet response will always weigh negatively against anybody who’s motivations are of reverence.
Maybe our way of speaking is a little different, but I don’t understand how my description of these women could have come across to the previous poster that they are prideful, or to you that their intention is to attack.
They are going to approach the priest to talk about this, they merely wanted to know if there were any guidelines on the matter so that their discussion might be more informed.
Going by my instincts I don’t think the priest is the one to blame, he probably isn’t aware that they were already commissioned by the Bishop. I would guess that it could have been arranged by the leader (or perhaps leaders) of the group itself. They want to approach him honestly for the purpose that I mentioned, they don’t want the Mass to be an opportunity to show off. The priest himself wouldn’t want this either.
These are a lot of details to give a full understanding of the situation, too many, you can see why I wouldn’t have included the contents of this post and my last one into my original post, it would have been excessive and I shouldn’t have had to have gone to such lengths to preempt somebody that will conjecture that they are prideful liars. I shouldn’t have to do that. My question was to ask for information and an authoritative source, which I am grateful for the other posters to have taken the time to find for me so far. I didn’t ask for opinions on the sincerity of their intentions.