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Someone please tell me this is a joke. From the Wall Street Journal:

Religious leaders are calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to reverse course and offer clergy a role in the ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Rudy Washington, a deputy mayor in former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s administration, said he’s outraged. Mr. Washington organized an interfaith ceremony at Yankee Stadium shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

"This is America, and to have a memorial service where there’s no prayer, this appears to be insanity to me," said Mr. Washington, who has suffered severe medical problems connected to the time he spent at Ground Zero. …

Wow. Just. Wow. No clergy allowed by Mayor Bloomberg at the 10th anniversary of 9/11? What is he thinking??

Did Bloomberg forget this?

Mychal F. Judge, OFM (born Robert Emmet Judge on May 11, 1933; died September 11, 2001) was a Roman Catholic priest of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, Chaplain of the Fire Department of New York, and the first recorded victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

And this?

Upon hearing the news that the World Trade Center had been hit, Father Judge rushed to the site. He was met by the Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, who asked him to pray for the city and its victims. Judge administered the Last Rites to some lying on the streets, then entered the lobby of the World Trade Center North Tower, where an emergency command post was organized. There he continued offering aid and prayers for the rescuers, the injured and dead.

When the South Tower collapsed at 9:59 AM, debris went flying through the North Tower lobby, killing many inside, including Judge. At the moment he was struck in the head and killed, Judge was repeatedly praying aloud, "Jesus, please end this right now! God, please end this!", according to Judge’s biographer and New York Daily News columnist Michael Daly.

Shortly after his death, an NYPD lieutenant, who had also been buried in the collapse, found Judge’s body and assisted by two firemen and two civilian bystanders carried it out of the North Tower lobby to nearby St Peter’s Church. This event was captured in the documentary film 9/11, shot by Jules and Gedeon Naudet. Shannon Stapleton, photographer from Reuters, photographed Judge’s body being carried out of the rubble by five men. It became one of the most famous images related to 9/11. The Philadelphia Weekly reports the photograph is considered an American Pietà.

Judge’s body was formally identified by NYPDDetectiveSteven McDonald, a long-time friend of the priest. The coroner found that Judge died of “blunt force trauma to the head.”

Mychal Judge’s body bag was labeled “Victim 0001,” recognized as the first official victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Former President Bill Clinton was among the 3,000 people who attended his funeral, held on September 15 at St Francis of Assisi Church in Manhattan. It was presided over by Cardinal Edward Egan. President Clinton said that Judge’s death was “a special loss. We should live his life as an example of what has to prevail.”

And has Bloomberg forgotten all the other clergy that ministered to the dying and the survivors?

What. A. Putz.

"Child-Abuser!"

Our local Catholic Bishop told us that earlier on this week, he pulled up at the traffic lights and there were a couple in a van next to him. The woman was saying something to him, so he rolled down the window. She yelled “Child-abuser!” and drove off. The whole congregation were in shock and I can’t speak for everyone, but I got so angry I had to go out for fresh air. 

Priests are actually the least likely to abuse children out of all jobs, that’s why it’s always on the news when they do. But that makes people think that they’re the most likely and that all priests are child abusers. Even if nearly all priests were child abusers, that woman still had no right to see a man in a dog-collar, minding his own business, and yell abuse at him because of his religion and what she thinks it means.

I get made fun of in school, an Anglican Christian School, for being Catholic, but it’s usually by people who know its not true and say it jokingly and would never say it to anyone else and it still upsets me. Imagine how it must feel for an elderly man who has devoted his entire life to God and given up having a wife or children to do so, who has been working himself ill because of the lack of priests and is always scared for his life because of recent killings of priests in his area. Imagine how it must feel for a man who has devoted over 70 years of his life to helping people to now have to live in fear because of people who don’t know what they’re hurting people for. What has he ever done to deserve that?