Edit: Tucker Carlson passionately calls for a leader to oppose Marxist inspired civil unrest. Naturally, that leader certainly won't be Cordileone of San Francisco. As Tucker says, conservative religious and political leaders fear to confront these mobs because they have no legitimacy. George Floyd was a violent black predator whose unsurprising death at the hands of professional law enforcement officials, has emboldened hundreds of thousands of black predators and their antifa handlers to rape, loot and murder throughout the nation. Even as these unruly mobs attack the European legacy and greatness embodied in the example of Saint Junipero Serra who laid the foundation for modern California, men like the Archbishop can only lodge meek and polite complaints for fear of them.
The danger is from Marxists within and the mobs inspired by them without, and from ecclesiastical cowards. Like the Republican Party, the modern Catholic Church is defenseless against this wave of violence and has all but surrendered to it.
As Fred Martinez asks, "Do Homosexual Revolutionaries Control the Catholic Church?"
CNA Staff, Jun 20, 2020 / 08:55 pm MT (CNA).- After the toppling of a saint’s statue in San Francisco, the city’s archbishop said Saturday that important protests over racial injustice have been “hijacked” by a mob bent on violence.
“What is happening to our society? A renewed national movement to heal memories and correct the injustices of racism and police brutality in our country has been hijacked by some into a movement of violence, looting and vandalism,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said in a statement June 20.
The archbishop’s statement came after a statue of St. Junipero Serra was torn down in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park Friday, along with statues of Francis Scott Key and Ulysses S. Grant.
“The toppling and defacing of statues in Golden Gate Park, including that of St. Junipero Serra, have become the latest example,” of that shift in the protest movement, the archbishop added.
Ht: Complicit Clergy.
Archbishop Hebda won't do anything to stop it either as the Christopher Colombus statue was recently at Saint Paul's capitol building, toppled by a handful of burnt out old American Indian Movement crackpots. At least two companies of State Troopers were on hand inside the capitol building doing nothing... We hope that the State of Minnesota sues the American Indian Movement to pay for a replacement of the statue.
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Edit: Keeping with a central theme this week often touching upon questionable patheos blogs, we thought it would be instructive to post the following video which was posted by two other bloggers known here. This is via North Face via the Bones that Crush.
It's especially interesting in light of recent praise from Deacon's Bench and James Martin SJ (A frequent source of problematic and erroneous opinions), celebrating Thomas Merton, who was himself a card carrying Communist Party member, and who is substanially problematic for many other reasons as well, considering his interest in being a public intellectual which often clashed with his apparent religious vocation as a solitary and Trappist.
Some years back, I wrote a piece for Catholic Digest on “Thomas Merton’s New York.” The story was a pilgrimage, of sorts, visiting some of the landmarks of Merton’s life that are still standing in Manhattan.
In the short video below, Fr. James Martin takes us to two of those landmarks: the church were Merton was baptized and the rowhouse in Greenwich Village where he lived. At the end, Fr. Martin quips that he credits his vocation to four people: the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit and Thomas Merton.
The unfortunate demoralization of the West continues through such conflicted, inconsistent and frankly deceptive individuals. As one reader observes:
Merton's legacy lives on in the Thomas Merton Award which has been awarded since 1972 to such luminaries as Miguel D'Escoto, Howard Zinn, Ron Dellums, Angela Davis, Daniel Berrigan and Noam Chomsky.