A Catholic priest from Chicago’s Southwest side crossed the border from Mexico into the United States illegally to call for immigration reform.
Father Gary Graf from Saint Gall Church did the border crossing in Nogales, Arizona recently, by hopping a fence.
He then turned himself into federal agents, and asked for forgiveness.
He returned to Chicago Saturday night and celebrated mass Sunday morning.
Father Graf hopes the crossing sparks authentic dialogue on immigration laws.
I get the protest part. But forgiveness? What the . . . ? Like if stopped for speeding, you tell the cop you’re sorry? What the . . . ?
“[Excommunication] is a Medieval bullying stick the bishops used to keep control over people and to keep the voices of women silent. I am way beyond letting octogenarian men tell us how to live our lives.”
Phew. Next thing, she will be defying septuagenarian ones. Slippery slope here.
Excellent, excellent. (But: CMF = “sons” of the heart of Mary? When F stands for “filius,” singular? I wept.)