"The substance of a sermon preached by the Rt. Rev. John M. Krumm at St. Paul's Church, Tustin, California, June 8, 1986 -- AIDS Mass IV. Bishop Krumm is the retired Bishop of Southern Ohio". -- p. .
Contents: [Sermon] -- A prayer.
"Even as I welcome you to this Eucharist today, I need to ask the question: 'Why is this specially designated service of worship necessary ?' ... In 1918 a ravaging epidemic of influenza decimated the whole population, including the United States. Yet so far as I know, there was never any 'Flu Mass' proposed or celebrated. There were probably special prayers in the churches and synagogues, just as there are such prayers in all our current liturgies. But this special liturgical effort is, I believe, unprecedented (p. [1-2])." "This is not just a public health problem. The problem is also one of an appalling lack of ordinary humanitarian concern where a despised and feared and hated minority seems to be at risk (p. )". "In far too many religious bodies, including a large part of the Episcopal Church, the response to the crisis in humanitarianism posed by the epidemic of AIDS has been isolated, cautious and tentative. Our theology of sexuality is in part to blame, and it needs to be re-examined in light of recent psychological studies" (p. ).