Once again I missed an issue of the Catholic Standard. Owing to some pressing personal matters, I didn't realize it until I saw it in the lobby of Blessed Sacrament (DC) this weekend. When I saw page 3, I understood why it might have been omitted from my mail. It was all about DACA and that insipid telephone campaign of the USCCB to beg Congress to extend de facto amnesty to the so-called "Dreamers". The online version didn't have that precise article but here is an online article along a similar bent. For more articles, search "DACA" on the Standard's website.
Several months ago I wrote a post explaining why I believe that support of illegal immigration is inherently sinful. I still do. For those reasons I believe that the USCCB's "call-in" campaign was likewise inherently sinful, for the specific reasons stated in that post. In that post I wrote "One troubling aspect about the hierarchy's embrace of progressive positions is that church authorities too often strike hands with politicians who foment the Culture of Death." That happened at Blessed Sacrament earlier today, as I learned in its bulletin yesterday. The only difference is that this time it was not an errant politician, but an errant priest.
Go to page 3 of the linked bulletin, bottom left. You'll see that this morning they hosted Father Peter Daly, former pastor of St. John Vianney from Prince Frederick, MD. Because he's retired and no longer pollutes the pages of the Catholic Standard, I haven't had occasion lately to write about him, but in the past I sure did. In one post, I commented on an article that he wrote for the Not-At-All Catholic Reporter, in which he publicly condoned homosexual acts. This is the sort of person that Blessed Sacrament thought qualified to teach their parishioners. They've hosted both Chris Matthews and Mark Shriver in prior years - appearances that we picketed.
Here's an oddity about Daly's selection as a speaker. He lives in Prince Frederick Maryland. That's southern Maryland. Between that and Blessed Sacrament is a two-hour drive each way. What? Blessed Sacrament couldn't find a more local illegal-amnesty shill? In loony-liberal Montgomery County, these people abound. That truly puzzles me. Why?