Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Desecration Reparation Reminder

Although I did already post this press release at the beginning of the month, I'm doing so again because one of the suggested dates for reparation is tomorrow.

BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 29 -- The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (a national association of 600 priests & deacons) responds to the sacrilegious and blasphemous desecration of the Holy Eucharist by asking for public reparation. We ask all Catholics of Minnesota and of the entire nation to join in a day of prayer and fasting that such offenses never happen again.

We find the actions of University of Minnesota (Morris) Professor Paul Myers reprehensible, inexcusable, and unconstitutional. His flagrant display of irreverence by profaning a consecrated Host from a Catholic church goes beyond the limit of academic freedom and free speech.

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy suggested that Friday, August 1st, the feast of St. Alphonse Liguori, and/or Thursday, August 21st, the Feast of Pope St. Pius X, would be well suited to make a holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament and to fast in reparation.

So, if you had intended to indeed make reparation for this act against our Eucharistic Lord and just haven't gotten around to it, or if you'd be inclined to offer an additional day of reparation because there is no way we could ever fully make reparation, this is a reminder that tomorrow was one of the recommended days.

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