You've heard about the terrible story of the
beheading of a Catholic Priest in France. Now more recently a story from
our own backyard.
In Riverside, California, the harassment of
parishioners at Sunday Mass by individuals in a car shouting “Allahu
Akbar!”. They didn't enter the Church but this is a boldness that we
haven't seen here in the States before.
It's not sure who these
idiots were but it raises the question, "Should we (Catholics) be
concerned? Should we be doing something to prepare for an event related
to those in France or at least an interruption of Mass with these type
It's a shame that this would have to be on our minds when we really should be concentrating on the mystery of the mass, but with our loved ones right next to us in the pew, it's hard not to think of their safety.
Definitely at least some discussion at the parish
office level should take place. Not to over react but not to react at
all would be unwise.
What do you think?