"Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious." - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1972
For 40 years he waited for this. And in 40 seconds, the opportunity was gone. Nothing but the back of another bishop.
Whether Archbishop Hon was aware of Walter Denton standing just a few feet from him or not, it doesn't matter. This is a picture that will live in infamy, a metaphor for the treatment of human beings damaged by men dressed like this and ignored by men dressed like this.
HERE IS WALTER'S ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENED:
Shirley (his wife) and I went to protest with The laity group. The Bishop stood outside and said a few a words to the protesters. I was standing to the right of him and I told his assistant the priest that I wanted to meet him but he made no effort. I told him I was one of the Victims. They turned around and went into the church. We decided to go into attend the mass with archbishop Han. He started out saying there are protesters outside. We pray and hopefully in two weeks this will die down. After he said that I told my wife lets get out of here. I don't want to be here.
And couldn't help notice the neo-copycat Edi the Waldo gorilla pose. Their normal sign of disgust at "regular Catholics." Scorning us while they stay in our hotel and party at our expense.
Something tells me that Walter is not done, and this picture will come in handy. Go for it, Walter. Signed: SICK OF IT.