UPDATE 15 Oct:
I received this from a trustworthy priest:
I saw your post on the Mar del Plata cathedral assault. Quite frightening demonstration and disappointing response from the rector.
Interesting to note the presence of far right counter-protestors who may have been using the Church and the Cathedral for their own political goals.
Argentinian politics is very complex and I’m no expert, but the whole thing looks much more complex than “pro-abort feminists try to burn down the Cathedral”. Therefore, perhaps Fr. Mestre’s response was one of tact rather than cowardice. I noticed that “marcelus” recommends in a comment that you nuance your post. Might be worthwhile, especially considering that some readers associate Fr. Mestre’s “cowardice” with Bergoglio on account of this being in Buenos Aires, but Mar del Plata is a separate diocese in the Province of Buenos Aires. I’m not sure how Card. Bergoglio could have appointed Fr. Mestre….
_____ ORIGINAL Published on: Oct 14, 2015 @ 13:33
This is what modern feminists and their big-business abortion sugar-daddies have in store where you are.
Each of you should think about what you will do when this sort of thing arrives where you are.
From LifeSite. Warning. The photos and video are dreadful and not a little gross in many respects.
Shock video: Violent mob of topless pro-abort feminists assaults praying men, tries to burn Cathedral
WARNING: The video footage included below is shocking, graphic and contains nudity and violence. Viewer discretion is strongly advised. LifeSite is working on creating a censored version of the video which will be available shortly.
Mar de Plata, October 13, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A horrific and surreal scene unfolded Monday night outside the Cathedral of Mar de Plata in Argentina as hordes of women, many of them masked and half naked, violently assaulted a group of young men who stood outside the Cathedral of Mar de Plata praying and standing watch.
Such violence is becoming the norm for the annual March for Women in the Pope’s native land of Argentina, although this year’s violence seemed to be the most extreme yet, with the women turning their violence against the police, and even attempting to set the Cathedral on fire.
The women tore down the outer gate of the cathedral and hurled glass bottles and feces at the young men standing guard. When they attempted to burn down the Cathedral the police began taking measures to disperse the hordes.
While the police and faithful came out bravely to defend the church form the aggressors, putting their bodies in the way of the hordes, it appears that the local Church hierarchy is not willing to do the same.
Father Gabriel Mestre, the Vicar of the Cathedral, stated that “one has to accept the dynamic and the dissent , and in fact in the Church we have to accept it because I think that more than half is in favor of legal abortion, and for that there are proper avenues, within a pluralistic and democratic society to generate policies which each from his ideological frame of reference considers as an appropriate way to progress, just like happened with ‘marriage’ equality or with divorce.” [traidor cobarde]
Read the rest there.