Thursday, April 3, 2014
Quite the shameless publicity stunt this was, eh?
First and foremost, the Catholic Church exists and in fact thrives in Mexico. There is no need to pull a stunt that gives the appearance the Mexicans are without the Eucharist and these brave men stood at the border to feed the deprived.
Secondly, if they wanted to hold a Mass to honor those who died trying to commit the crime of illegal entry into another country - I have no beef with that - but they could have entered the country like they enter every other country and held a big beautiful Mass at the Shrine of Guadalupe.
More importantly, what a slap in the face to our policemen, homeland security and other men with the spinal fortitude to protect their country from crimes and anarchy.
You don't see the Bishops holding a Mass for the men who lost their lives serving their country at the border, do you.
I really do not take kindly the acts of men who put on Liturgical robes of the Catholic Church, set up a political stunt and call the media to record it.
Cardinal O'Malley seems to have a full time job now pulling publicity stunts.