"Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores of America to help build America's cities and towns, its infrastructure and institutions, its enterprise and culture, only to have their posterity stripped of their God given rights."
I would not be surprised if this was written to Richard Lennon, certainly he received many with similar wording [if not exactly]. The letters to him were about his closings and eradication of parishes, and then the selling of the physical properties.
But no, his name is attached to these words. In a letter marked 40/2012, and dated 26 January 2012 from the office of the bishop.
Is he making a confession? No, he is railing against the federal government and a policy of "employees' health coverage".
The quote was printed in the Cleveland daily, to-day, Tuesday 1 February. The page was put in many church bulletins over the weekend. It was read in several churches. To-day, the rest of Cleveland could read about it.
Is this ironic? or hypocritical? What did someone sitting in church, who had lost their parish to businessman Lennon, think when he heard the words, or read the words?