This isn’t America any more

Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who died in the Boston Marathon bombing, was a Catholic who had received his First Communion just last year. As Martin lay dying, he was denied the comfort of a priest. This was not for lack of proximity. When the priests at St. Clement’s, just three blocks away, heard the explosions, they gathered sacramental oils and hurried to the scene.They were barred from the scene. Non-uniformed citizen were allowed to help tend the wounded. Even a three-foot-high blue M&M was there. But the guys with the backwards collars? Nada.



Filed under Boston Marathon Bombing, Religious Liberty

3 responses to “This isn’t America any more

  1. Especially in Boston, where the church is prominent. Just strange.


  2. Ting

    I just don’t know what to think. It seems completely revolting that they were not allowed. It will be very, very interesting to hear what, if anything, the Boston PD has to say on the matter.


  3. I’m tempted to say the cops acted stupidly, but I will try to withhold judgement until I have more information.

    Still, it’s all horribly sad and infuriating.