A quick note on the May Day protests

posted by Mike on May 2nd, 2006

I’m back from Los Angeles, where I was in the wedding of frequent P&C contributor Adam Villani.

My favorite we’re-not-in-Worcester-anymore moment was seeing Tilda Swinton while carrying a durian.

Sounds like the May Day demonstrations in Worcester went great. The most optimistic hopes I heard before the event were “maybe 2,000 people will be there.” And the paper reported that 2,000 people were there!

I like many of the things that our bishop, Robert McManus, has done. I don’t think I’ve ever criticized him in this space. And I’m glad that last week he issued a compassionate statement on immigration. So I was disappointed when I heard that he wasn’t at the May Day demonstration, and neither was a representative of the diocese. This strikes me as a big mistake. Already today, I’ve heard people calling him “the stealth bishop.”

Worcester rally pix can be found at Indymedia and Flickr (via Volcanoboy).

In unrelated news, “Darfur Genocide on Trial” airs again on Worcester’s WCCA TV13 May 3 at 11am. You can watch it via the internet.

Update: Cardinal George spoke at the Chicago rally. (Via Whispers.)

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  1. On May 3, 2006 at 05:17 Dr Kaihsu Tai (Oxford, England) said:

    Congratulations to Adam.

    In other cardinal-bishopric May Day news: Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, celebrates mass and holds rally to support migrant workers, calls for justice for migrant workers, and suggests UK amnesty for illegal immigrants.

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