Friday, February 10, 2006

A “Catholics for the Cardinal” Rally next Sunday, 3 p.m. at Holy Name

Important: Some of the accusations on the priest-pedophile issue have been twisted to become a personal assault on Francis Cardinal George. His acceptance of responsibility and his forthright regret have not been accepted in some quarters, with the result that he is undergoing, in some aspects, a brutal verbal and media beating, including severe rebukes by at least one priest who should know better and who should have exercised Christian charity.

Consequently, a group of people, unorganized and unaffiliated with any particular group, have mobilized to show their support of the Cardinal by staging a rally in his behalf under the aegis of “Catholics for the Cardinal”—in front of Holy Name Cathedral at 3 p.m. this Sunday. I am not an organizer but have been asked to spread the word--which I am doing here. I do think it’s important to show respect and solidarity with one who has manifested tolerance, understanding, compassion and good will.

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