Feb 12, 2008

Schwarzenegger threatens Mision La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima

As this week's issue of The Tidings notes (click on this post's title), RINO (Republican in Name Only) California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed state government spending cuts that would include shutting down La Purisima Mission State Historic Park (above) near Lompoc.

The park's web site is: http://www.lapurisimamission.org/

Let's pray that the Catholics of California will rise up in defense of this beautiful mission.

The mission, the 11th of Alta California's 21 founded by the holy Franciscan missionaries, is maintained by the state government and is not a parish.

Until now, the state government has done a good job of restoring and caring for the mission church, the outlying buildings and the mission grounds.

But, wait! What if liberal Catholics had control of the mission? They might close it and bulldoze it and call that "a positive development."

Or the liberals might "re-image" the church and wreckovate it, jackhammering the sanctuary and altar, and shunting the tabernacle out of sight, in the name of "full and active participation" and of "gathering faithfully together."

So, saints preserve us from liberal governors -- and liberal Catholics!


Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

They should have given this parish to the Oblates of the Virgin Mary or the Norbertines they'd definately do everything NOT to wreckovate the beautiful Mission Church....If I had the money I'd buy it off the government's hands

11:26 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

One doesn't have to be a traditional Catholic or even religious for that matter, to appreciate the beauty of old California mission churches. To suggest that the governor, the government, or "liberal Catholics" care not for this place, or its history and significance, is ludicrous.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Nick,

Thank you for writing! Today is February 19, 2010, and I'm replying to your recent comment.

Mision La Purisima's situation is better today.

My remarks about the liberal Catholics were satirical only, just intended to target the liberals' animus against all traditional Catholic churches.

As for the governor, he did threaten to cut spending on the mission. When faced with what to do about government tax-and-spend policies, politicians usually threaten to cut services instead of reducing the size and scope of government bureaucracies and instead of slashing taxes.

I did say the state government had taken good care of the mission.

Thanks again for writing!

2:21 PM  

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