Sunday, November 6, 2011

Two Years on the Streets

After two full years after a Mass of Eviction they still come. Not one Sunday has been unobserved. The Casimiri pray, sing, celebrate and invite everyone. They have been put out because of one man, their abusive bishop, Richard Lennon. Lennon was likened to the bad shepherd in Ezechiel, and the hard man in the parable of the talents in Matthew.
The weak you have not strengthened, and that which was sick you have not healed, that which was broken you have not bound up, and that which was driven away you have not brought again, neither have you sought that which was lost: but you ruled over them with rigour, and with a high hand. — Ezechiel xxxiv. 4.

But he that had received the one talent, came and said: Lord, I know that thou art a hard man; thou reapest where thou hast not sown, and gatherest where thou hast not strewed. —Matthew xxv. 24.
They also said Canon 1741§3 [odium populi] applied and should be invoked, for Lennon had earned hatred from the people, which "will not cease in a brief time"; and therefore, should be removed. The parishioners asked for his resignation.
some 125+ people came brother and sister leave a bouquet at a statue of Our Lady
State Representative Bill Patmon came to support and pray with the Casimiri
This was not the only second anniversary of eviction. Last Sunday, St. John the Baptist, Akron noted theirs. Also, to-day a few folk from St. Margaret of Hungary's met at Calvary Cemetery Cleveland by their war memorial of war dead parishioner servicemen.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful ceremony yesterday at the 2nd Anniverary of St. Casimir Parish eviction. Standing among the over 125 people, one can't help wondering why all gathered were in the street and not in the Church. I will never understand why the Church cannot be open during the Appeal process.