Monday, October 13, 2014

Rust Belt Catholicism

Cleveland Mass Mob I

Well, we made the front page of Cleveland's Plain Dealer in March the day before Cleveland Mass Mob I — Saint Casimir, and the day after. For a time, that had been the best attended Mass Mob in the land. We made the Italian press on that too. Yesterday, we made the front page of the New York Times. The story was about the national Mass Mob movement, and the story was reported from Cleveland, Ohio. The story mentioned the Cleveland Browns, and the bars of Tremont. Then the focus was on Holy Ghost Greek [Byzantine] Catholic Church. The reporter, Michael Paulson, used the term 'Rust Belt Catholicism'. Yes, that captures the situation. Here we are in the battered industrial engine that helped create America; and here we still have great beauty, and the churches and parishes our immigrant forebears created are still here giving witness. The national press has now given notice to the country about this and us

 Cleveland Mass Mob VIII

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