As I’ve been saying, the Catholic tea kettle is boiling and one of the first places it’s bound to boil over is the home of the original Tea Party, Boston.
Joe Sacerdo at the blog devoted to Rev, J. Bryan Hehir is calling for the protest in response to — guess what! — a SOCIAL JUSTICE conference to be held in Boston on October 9th.
(Whoever has the franchise on these diocesan social justice conferences must be doing a booming business!)
Here is what Sacerdo has to say about this particular social justice conference:
On October 9, the archdiocese is sponsoring another Social Justice Conference, this time featuring Fr. Thomas Massaro, SJ from Boston College along with Fr. Bryan Hehir. Fr. Massaro, was one of 26 signatories to a public letter supporting the nomination of pro-abortion former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration. Three archbishops in Kansas City (see below for references) have rebuked her for her pro-abortion views that ran contrary to Church teachings, with Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann asking her to no longer receive Communion until she repudiated her stance and make a “worthy sacramental confession.”
Our complaints about Fr. Hehir go back nearly 40 years, including his presiding over Catholic Charities of Boston when they brokered adoptions to gay couples and when they honored the pro-abort/pro-gay marriage Mayor of Boston, and his undermining Catholic teachings on abortion, Catholic conscience exemptions, women priests, and voting for pro-abortion politicians.
Hmmm, isn’t this precisely what I said this morning about “social justice” being used as cover for pro-abortion Catholic politicians?
Here we go again, as they say!
And that’s why the good Catholic folks in Boston want to get out in the streets and enjoy the brisk fall air of their great city.
Father J. Bryan Hehir is a brilliant man who has had a spectacular career as a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston. He’s perhaps best known as the man who wrote the now-famous “seamless garment” speech for Archbishop Bernandin in 1983.