Late in the afternoon last Friday it was reported that the St. Francis Center for Spirituality was on the verge of being sold to a "religious organization". In addition to the secrecy surrounding this sale, as well as the euphemistic term being used for this shadowy buyer, it is speculated that an Islamic organization- perhaps the MAS (Muslim American Society) which was thwarted in its designs on the St. Margaret Mary convent- will soon be sounding the call to prayer from minarets where bells once rang to announce the Eucharistic Sacrifice. As one of the commentators on silive said, "The Catholic Church is giving up on Catholics".
mystery buyer does turn out to be a Moslem organization or a Hindu
temple, a Protestant worship center or a Jewish shul, the fact remains
that a sacred space of God's One True Faith- where once God's priests
were trained up for His service and where the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
was once offered- will now be turned over for profanation and
blasphemy, with crosses torn down, statues smashed, icons trashed, and
the images of God and his saints defaced and whitewashed; perhaps the
fate that befell Mount Manresa would be preferable to that which is
going to happen to the St. Francis Friary. And our Catholic leaders do....what?