Either the archbishop is lying or he is inexcusably deluded about the true nature of things in the center of his archdiocese. For the record, I was born and lived early childhood in Baltimore. My family (both sides) has its roots in Baltimore. That said, I agree with President Trump when he tweeted that sections of Baltimore (Elijah Cummings' district to be precise) is infested with crime and rats.
Once upon a time it was a decent place. Now why did it go to seed? Well, consider that the last time that a Republican was mayor was in 1967, when Theodore McKeldin's term ended. That was over 50 years ago. Now consider the riots that occurred four years ago. Then Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she ordered city police to stand down during the looting, burning and mayhem to give "to those who wished to destroy space to do that". At that time, Lori was archbishop. Did he selectively forget that little quip or the other Democrat scandals centered in Baltimore?
But progressive bishops have long marched in lock-step with their Democrat sugar-daddies and puppet-masters! So when the President spoke truth to the mess that is in Baltimore, Lori had to leap to their defense, knowing damned well that the Democrats made Baltimore into a mess, just as they have done for Detroit, Chicago and other metropolitan areas that they control.
Archbishop Lori, if you truly want to help Baltimore, then start being the leader that the local Catholics need. That means clearing St Matthew's and St Vincent de Paul's of the gay-nazi filth that is poisoning the souls of their parishioners and the surrounding areas. That means preaching from the pulpit on the evils of contraception, abortion, euthanasia. That means calling pro-abortion Catholics to repentance and denying Holy Communion to them until they do. Are you up for the challenge?
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