Archbishop Gregory, since you claim to be about eliminating racism and attacks on minorities, I am sure you would like to say some words on these deaths. There are the murders of Patrick Underwood and of David Dorn. Both of these victims were black gentlemen killed in the course of the riots. Oh, wait! They were both police officers murdered by the BLM hooligans, so perhaps that doesn't quite fit your narrative!
In Las Vegas, a 29-yr-old Greek American police officer was shot in the head. He is on life support at the moment. Does he register a blip on your radar screen, Your Excellency? Probably not because he's a white cop. I suspect you'd also hold in disdain the 50 Secret Service officers who were injured this past weekend as "peaceful" thugs marauded near the White House, not too far from your own residence. Mind you, I'd be delighted to be proven wrong; you can do that if you'd like.
George Floyd wasn't the only black man abused by rogue cops. In Jackson MS a few weeks ago, a police officer pinned a young black man to a car with hands around his throat. Bystanders implored the cop to let him go as he was having trouble breathing. Except for local media, this has not received any attention as did the Floyd situation. Do you care about that, Your Excellency? But there's teensy little difference, isn't there? In Jackson, the brute police officer is black. It appears, Your Excellency, that you and too many of your brother bishops are only concerned about violence if it's white-on-black. If the violence is black-on-white or black-on-black, I think you couldn't care less.
This blog joins many other voices in condemning your criticism of the President as he was in the process of protecting our religious freedoms during a time of great mayhem. Fox News has made note of that (even if other mainstream media turn a blind eye). The blogger One Mad Mom finds it "reprehensible" that you are our bishop (to use your own language). Archbishop Vigano opines that your reckless posturing and criticism of the President shows you to be a "false shepherd". To be frank, you are behaving like one.
I will end my letter, Your Excellency, with an article that suggests what might have been more appropriate to come from you, given both the President's role and your own as Archbishop of the Nations's Capital: a condemnation of the riots, a call to repentance and return to the One True Church, preaching against sins against the Sixth Commandment and abortion.
To my other readers: embedded in that last link is a petition to ask Archbishop Gregory to apologize to President Trump and the Knights of Columbus. Please sign it and spread it around. Uphold these men in prayer. But until our bishops start acting like men of God, withhold all financial contributions.
Jacques Cartier and Canada's Catholic Heritage
3 hours ago