The Hound was snoozing through the games of Sunday's "Road to the Final Four" when the TV news came on and there was the report of the Iraq war protesters arrested during Easter Mass in Chicago. What's that about?
The six yahoos --- three men, three women --- interrupted Cardinal Francis George's homily, standing up, yelling and spraying fake blood on themselves and parishoners. They're lucky they were in church or some of those parishoners might have given them a bit of "shock and awe." Too bad.
After they were escorted out , the cardinal noted that we're all for peace, but the protesters shouldn't have broken into the church "interrupting the worship of God." As far as The Hound can tell, the cardinal and most of the church, including the pope, oppose the war in Iraq. Why these mopes decided to disrupt Easter Mass is beyond The Hound's pecan-sized brain.
But it goes to show that in our anything-goes society in these early years of the new millennium, nothing is sacred. Not even Easter Mass. Too bad.
That's one more thing people like the protesters --- who call themselves members of a group called Catholic Schoolgirls Against the War (now isn't that precious) --- have invaded. While the rest of us in church on Easter are quietly listening about salvation and resurrection, these folks are telling us we're stoopids for not opposing the war.
How do they know parishoners at Holy Family don't oppose the war? Did they ask them?
Was this just a publicity stunt? A moral lesson --- like the cardinal needs one of those. They are on moral high ground because they vocalize their opposition to Bush's war in a house of worship?
At least they didn't strap C-4 to their bodies and take parishoners with them to show them the true path to righteousness. That's what happens in houses of worship in certain parts of the world. That, too, is too bad.