Featuring John Oliphant speaking on “Draining the Swamp pt. 2.”
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We’re moving again, dammit. St. Bede’s is not going to renew our contract. Turns out that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has a policy that forbids making Catholic facilities available for use by political groups. Nobody at St. Bede’s knew about this as it had never been an issue before. So why is it an issue now?
You may recall that some months ago some left wing nut jobs were making an attempt to get us kicked out of St. Bede’s. Although the Pastor of St. Bede’s held firm the nut jobs have continued their attacks in subsequent months which brought our situation to the attention of the Archdiocese. What is to be done?
First thing, of course, is to set up someplace else and carry on, which we are doing. Probably a good idea to complain to the Pastor at St. Bede’s about being kicked out, while recognizing that he is not the final arbiter of that decision. By all means complain to the Archiocese about undermining organizations that are mostly in alignment with Catholic social teaching (abortion, marriage, etc.).
There are numerous Democratic Clubs in Los Angeles County some of which may be meeting in Catholic venues. Here is a list of many of those clubs. Your humble correspondent doesn’t have time to research whether any of them are using Catholic facilities in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but if any of our membership have time on their hands they might form an ad hoc committee to find out with a view to returning the favor and have the rules applied evenly.
More can be done, and I hope to have more specific suggestions for you soon. It would be a fault against justice to allow what has been done to us to go unanswered. We are at war, a war we neither wanted nor, for many of us, even knew we were in. But we know now if we didn’t before. We have two options: fight or surrender.
Never surrender. I’ll see you in the winners circle on September 15th.