A big crows as usual for the Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral:
I counted 11 Bishop’s miters processing by, and a suitable number of priest, deacons and acolytes. Flocks of nuns and brothers graced the celebration.
Then we gathered at Civic Plaza:
Estimates ran from 50,000 to 60,000 people. It’s hard to guess from the ground. Maybe the best idea of the size can be gotten from how long it took us to move that crowd out of the plaza and onto Market Street – a good half-hour just to get us on the march.
More counter-protesters this year than the past. I think it’s a good sign, as the previous tactic was to pretend we didn’t exist. This year, we got a full complement of raving, incoherent loonies proposing insightful, tightly-reasoned courses of action such as killing all the babies to save the planet, as well as the standard issue Marxist style protesters indigenous to the region assuming moral and intellectual superiority and yelling a lot.
For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion
Have mercy on us and on the whole world!