Friday, August 1, 2008

Reparation for Desecration

I missed seeing this press release until today.

Catholic Clergy Call for Reparation in Response to Communion Desecration

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 today, the feast of St. Alphonse Liguori, 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. Obviously, having not found out in time, today isn't an option. Of course, the important thing is making the acts of reparation. May our dear Lord have mercy.

If you'd like to read more about this horrific incident, reparation for it or the Confraternity's take on it all, please visit Fr. Trigilio's site.

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