Fr. Walker was murdered and Fr. Terra was assaulted so badly that he is in critical condition. These priests worked among the poor of Phoenix in a pretty dodgy part of town.
They are beloved of their flock and they exemplify what Pope Francis talks about: priests must be among the people.
Has the news-outlet, the Fishwrap (aka National catholic Reporter) been on this? No. They borrowed a story snipped together by CNS.
I wonder if they haven’t given more attention to this story because these priests are of the FSSP, because they act like priests, they dress like priests, they preach like priests, they are faithful to the Church’s Magisterium.
But hey! Fishwrap has their own hand-crafted coverage of a very strange priest in Vietnam who got himself excommunicated for heresy. They are all upset about him. They are also upset that US bishop are still being “defensive” about “culture war” issues such as abortion.
Surely Fishwrap knows someone in Phoenix who can cover this.
These priests don’t fit the Fishwrap’s frame about priests who say the Extraordinary Form.
These priests, as a matter of fact, exemplify everything that they fear.