Here is a follow-up to my previous post about the protester who handcuffed himself to Cardinal Mahony's cathedra in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Sunday.
The LOS ANGELES TIMES reports ...
During his homily Sunday, Mahony talked about the archdiocese's efforts to train church staff and clergy about abuse prevention and about other safeguards they have implemented.At those words, James C. Robertson, 58, of Mount Washington, "snapped," explaining later in a telephone interview that the Cardinal's words made him angry. Robertson said he had been abused by two priests during the 1960's.
"This will continue forever, and it's wonderful to put these efforts in place," Mahony told the congregation.
Robertson had been demonstrating with a group of about 200 members of SNAP outside the Cathedral before the Mass. SNAP stands for Survivors' Network of Those Abused by Priests.
The TIMES report states that after Robertson handcuffed himself to Mahony's chair, the " ... Mass continued without interruption as security guards surrounded Robertson, who stood expressionless while churchgoers received communion."
Yes, while they received communion from cheap looking, dull silver-colored salad bowls and sipped the Precious Blood which had been poured from what appear to be Kool Aid pitchers into oversized glass goblets. Now there's an abuse that could cause anyone to snap. In fact, this whole incident has inspired me to establish a new group which I will call SNAPPED.
SNAPPED means: SURVIVORS NETWORK of those ABUSED by P0MPOUS PRELATES who can't stand EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION.