In a bald-faced violation of their individual civil rights as American citizens, Washington, D.C.’s Abp. Wilton Gregory is ordering his clergy to dress in cassocks (or at least blacks) and protest President Trump at 11 a.m. Monday morning at Lafayette Park, and then march to the White House at noon.
It’s being billed as a pro-life, anti-racism rally, but at least one email from the archdiocese to clergy being circulated (see below) explicitly calls it a “protest”:
Let us gather to rededicate ourselves to the defense of all life and recommit ourselves to pray for end to racism.
We will assemble at Lafayette Park beginning from 11 a.m. on Monday, June 8. At exactly noon, we will begin with prayer and move in prayer toward the White House.
Things you may need:
Clergy and Religious, please wear cassock, habit or black clericals
Do not forget to grab a bottle of water and a hat/cap.
You are welcome to bring appropriate signs/posters.
Remember that social distancing may be difficult, so do not forget your mask.
The best way to travel to the park is by using Metro and getting off at the McPherson Square Station. If you drive, please note that parking is limited in some areas of downtown Washington at this time.
Inside sources tell Church Militant that Gregory is angry at the local D.C. Knights of Columbus who had invited President Trump to the John Paul II National Shrine, an invitation reportedly extended weeks earlier.
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