A Big Mistake for the Worcester Catholic Men’s Conference

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A Big Mistake for the Worcester Catholic Men's Conference

This deci­sion, is exactly the wrong one.

And so it was that I was sched­uled to appear at a Catholic Men’s Con­fer­ence in Worces­ter, Mass­a­chu­setts on March 16, until today, when the Roman Catholic Bishop of Worces­ter, Robert McManus, directed that my appear­ance be can­celed. McManus was under pres­sure from Islamic suprema­cist groups who were call­ing and email­ing the dio­cese demand­ing that he can­cel my appear­ance. I’ve been informed that they were asked to call the dio­cese and demand the can­cel­la­tion by a Boston Globe reporter named Lisa J. Wangsness, who con­tacted me this morn­ing and appears to have insti­gated the entire controversy.

It will win us no friends and sim­ply embolden those who hate the church and wish to bring us down.

I know Robert Spencer, he’s a good and hon­or­able man, Bishop Robert McManus is a good man and has been an excel­lent bishop but the key word here is “man” and every man makes a bad move on occasion.

The dis-​invitation of Robert Spencer to this year’s Worces­ter Catholic Men’s Con­fer­ence is not a sin, but it is a shame.

I have sent an e-​mail urg­ing the Bishop to recon­sider this deci­sion and I would fur­ther urge you to pray the Bishop be given dis­cern­ment, (Per­haps the guardian Angel prayer).

Angel of God his guardian dear, to whom God’s love com­mits him here, ever this day be at his side, to light, to guard to rule to guide.

This btw is a prayer that should be used lib­er­ally for peo­ple and for your­self in times of temptation.

This decision, is exactly the wrong one.

And so it was that I was scheduled to appear at a Catholic Men’s Conference in Worcester, Massachusetts on March 16, until today, when the Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Robert McManus, directed that my appearance be canceled. McManus was under pressure from Islamic supremacist groups who were calling and emailing the diocese demanding that he cancel my appearance. I’ve been informed that they were asked to call the diocese and demand the cancellation by a Boston Globe reporter named Lisa J. Wangsness, who contacted me this morning and appears to have instigated the entire controversy.

It will win us no friends and simply embolden those who hate the church and wish to bring us down.

I know Robert Spencer, he’s a good and honorable man, Bishop Robert McManus is a good man and has been an excellent bishop but the key word here is “man” and every man makes a bad move on occasion.

The dis-invitation of Robert Spencer to this year’s Worcester Catholic Men’s Conference is not a sin, but it is a shame.

I have sent an e-mail urging the Bishop to reconsider this decision and I would further urge you to pray the Bishop be given discernment, (Perhaps the guardian Angel prayer).

Angel of God his guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits him here, ever this day be at his side, to light, to guard to rule to guide.

This btw is a prayer that should be used liberally for people and for yourself in times of temptation.