Thursday, October 11, 2007

Help Needed - Join the Protest.

Members of Holy Spirit Peace & Justice/Pax Christi protesting the Border Wall.

No Border Wall group members protested outside Pharr City Hall on Wednesday evening. Inside, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn was meeting with local elected officials to talk about the region's structurally suspect levees. Some say the levees should be used as a security barrier, instead of a border wall.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOUR HEADING READS:
"Members of Holy Spirit Peace & Justice/Pax Christi protesting the Border Wall."
IT SHOULD READ:
"MEMBERS OF PAX CHRISTI PROTESTING THE BORDER WALL."
AS YOU KNOW AND THE WHOLE VALLEY KNOWS: THERE IS NOT HOLY SPIRIT PEACE AND JUSTICE GROUP REPRESENTING HOLY SPIRIT. CHANGE THE NAME AND LEAVE OUR PARISH ALONE. SAME FACES, SAME PEOPLE, THERE STORY IS THE SAME....

Anonymous said...

Gerry, Mark and Bridget, my do you all look fine!

Anonymous said...

We still are the Holy Spirit Peace and Justice group, and there is nothing that you can do about it, Anonymous. We all still belong to Holy Spirit Parish and we still belong to a group dedicated to peace and justice work.
Mass today was horrible as usual. There is no wonder why the attendance is down. Sound is horrible, besides the background noise of the fans, all you can hear is the piano. And, what happened to the monitors? The choir doesn't have a clue what they sound like without the monitors. The powerpoint slides are not the right ones, but we do have the gothic holy cards on the screen...Oh well... lights went out again, pre-consecrated hosts were co-mingled with those consecrated at the Mass, and the announcements lasted almost 20 minutes, longer than the Eucharistic Prayer. I suggest the lights go out during the announcements so people can leave in the dark. What is going on? And, we are now pushing Steubenville theology on our youth? That is really, really sad.
Where is the Bishop? -AWC

Anonymous said...

Wow! does someone actually believe a parish has a monopoly on the Holy Spirit. Remember that we are all part of the Holy Spirit - even Holy Spirit Peace & Justice/Pax Christi. Keep up the wonderful work you do Pax Christi members.

Anonymous said...

In response to the first comment - always interesting when the comments are directed solely at the people and not the issue. As a Holy Spirit parishioner, it makes me proud to see members of my parish supporting gospel values and putting into action views expressed by the vatican and our Bishop. Vatican officials have condemned the Border Wall as "inhumane", and our Bishop has spoken publicly several times about how the Border Wall cannot be supported by our gospel. The Bishop reminded us that Jesus,Mary and Joseph were also immigrants. Many of our gospel readings this summer have repeatedly reminded us of our call to care for one another, esp. the "least of our brothers and sisters." My question to anonymous and everyone else is where were members from all the other parishes and catholic groups? Why weren't they out there behind that sign as well, supporting our Bishop, our Vatican and our Gospel?
Michelle Pena

Anonymous said...

Michelle Pena WROTE:
"Why weren't they out there behind that sign as well, supporting our Bishop, our Vatican and our Gospel?"
ISN'T IT NICE OF YOU MS. PENA TO WRITE THAT NICE LINE ABOUT THE BISHOP WHEN PRIOR TO THAT YOU WERE PUTTING HIM DOWN. JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU AND THE OTHERS, WHEN HE DOES WHAT YOU WANT, THEN HE IS OK IF NOT WATCH OUT, WE WILL BE SITTING OUTSIDE OF HIS HOUSE, PUTTING SIGNS ON OUR CARS, AND MOCKING HIS NAME AND INTEGRITY. WHAT A JOB FOR THE GOOD LORD TO HANDLE WHEN HE MEETS ALL OF YOU FACE TO FACE.....I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND THE OTHERS.

Anonymous said...

Edwin, that is the way it is. If your child does right you praise him. If wrong you chastise or even punish him. With the bishop it is the same.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anony...the bishop is your friend when he is on your side, but if he is not, watch out!
These are the true colors of you Michelle and the others....Ready to call Channel 4, if the pastor or bishop does not do what you want. I know, I have heard and seen.
A faithful parishioner

Anonymous said...

I agree with other about Michelle,
it is not the downplay on those praying the rosary. The bishop is now on their side because they want him there because of his view on the wall. After that, they will be stepping on him and calling him names. Same thing goes on day after day.

Hope said...

Faith, we call the news when the bishop behaves scandalously, not for what WE want. Like when he takes away workers' pension funding, hides pedophile priests, or orders church workers fired for no good reason. You think this behavior is okay, Faith?

Mark Peña said...

I applaud the Bishop's strong opposition to the proposed Border Wall and his support of immigrants. I believe we should all acknowledge his great efforts. To suggest, however, as the anonymous writer does that we should never express our disapproval when we disagree is absurd. God gives us minds to think and voices to speak. When someone remains silent in the face of injustice, they become part of the injustice and an accomplice with the perpetrator. The writer also confuses disagreement with hate. This could not be further from the truth. As our brother in Christ, we love our Bishop, and it's for this reason that we have spoken-out in the past and will continue to speak-out to injustice in the future. Keep in mind though that speaking-out requires honesty and owning-up to your comments. Thus, if you can't include your name with your blog comment, then maybe you should reconsider your position. Speak-out, but be honest.
Mark Peña

Anon E. Mouse said...

And how do we know that YOU are Mark Peña?