Nov 26, 2007

Mexico City cathedral reopens with police protection

You probably heard about the ultra-leftist mob that invaded the Catedral Metropolitana in Mexico City the week before last and interrupted Mass.

The cathedral is not the same as the Basilica where the Image of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe is, fortunately.

But anyway, the archdiocese closed the cathedral until the government would provide protection. And this past Sunday, that protection was there. A Reuters article (click on this post's title) says 30 policemen guarded Mass and 30 surveillance cameras will be installed.

I stand by my recent post that suggested ideas for safeguarding our churches.

By the way, some liberal Catholics actually claim that we orthodox Catholics are to blame for the attacks on our churches because we use, the liberals say, "hateful" language.

To set the record straight for the liberals, let me say that the ancient and venerable Catholic practice of using right names for things is not "hateful."

Using the word "homosexual" instead of the euphemism "same-sex" is not "hateful." Saying "sodomy" instead of the euphemism "sexual diversity" is also not "hateful."

Similarly, saying "pro-abortion" instead of the euphemism "pro-choice" is not "hateful," and neither is saying "baby" instead of "fetus," which word has, in fact, become genuine hate speech because the pro-aborts use it to dehumanize and depersonalize and even mock the little babies.

So, to say we Catholics bring persecution upon ourselves is to sympathize with and even to justify that persecution. That is disloyalty to one's fellow Catholics.


Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...


10:22 PM  
Anonymous Padre Inquisitivo said...

I know the cathedral in Mexico City is always called the Metropolitan Cathedral, but any cathedral church of a metropolitan archbishop could be called that. To whom is the cathedral church of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Mexico City dedicated? Paris is Our Lady, New York is St. Patrick, Los Angeles is Our Lady of the Angels, Rome is St. John...who is the patron of Mexico City's cathedral church?

11:51 PM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

Let's see:

Brood of vipers;
Whited sepulchres;
Blind leading the blind;

Oh yeah: it was JESUS who called people those names! What was He thinking?

9:24 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Reverend and Dear Padre,

That's a good question! The Catedral Metropolitana of Mexico City is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (la Asuncion de la Virgen Maria).

10:07 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anita,

Yes, those names fit todos las izquierdistas (leftists) who made the irrupcion into el catedral.

Those names also fit each of us when we commit sins. We must each guard carefully against hypocrisy and against thinking ourselves better than others.

Thanks be to God, we have the Sacrament of Confession, in which Jesus forgives us our sins and we receive grace to do better.

We also have the Eucharist to nourish us, and the Holy Spirit to enkindle in us the fire of love.

"At the end of life we will be judged on love," St. John of the Cross wrote.

Catholics do not hate sinners. We're all sinners, after all. We just want to help each other out of our sins. That's love in action. Isn't that what Jesus did, and does? He tells us, "Go, and commit that sin no more."

10:24 AM  
Blogger Tito said...

Great post Q.


11:15 AM  
Anonymous Padre Inquisitivo said...

Dear Quintero,
Thank you for the name of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City. That's also the name of the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Francisco: The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Tito,

Nice to hear from you! Thanks for the kind words.

8:49 PM  

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