Robert Stacy McCain In Massachusetts Day 5: EWTN & Many Colleges

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Robert Stacy McCain In Massachusetts Day 5: EWTN & Many Colleges

It was back in Chicago that I found out that the EWTN Fam­ily Cel­e­bra­tion in Worces­ter was going to take place at the very same time as our Stacy McCain event. This was an event I would have to cover but I per­ceived it would be a good event for Stacy to cover as well as faith­ful catholic women with large fam­i­lies would be a great con­trast to the var­i­ous fem­i­nists that Stacy would see. Addi­tion­ally I was sup­posed to meet with the head of the Catholic Mar­ket­ing Net­work over another mat­ter and we arranged to meet at the location.

As I had to ful­fill my Sun­day mass oblig­a­tion I fig­ured it was a bet­ter idea to hit the mass presided over by the Bishop rather since any­one I wanted to inter­view at the event would be unavail­able dur­ing mass.

So by 9 AM we were on the road and after an unevent­ful trip down pro­ceeded to the DCU center.

As we were check­ing in I quickly found why so many of the peo­ple who had shown an inter­est in going to Stacy McCain’s event had missed it, those who might have missed the pro-​life rally in Fitch­burg at the same time as ours were all vol­un­teer­ing for EWTN, includ­ing a good chunk of the WQPH vol­un­teer pool. After grab­bing a quick shot of the Knights of Colum­bus 4th degree who were assem­bling to process at mass headed upstairs where we dis­cov­ered to my shock that our sta­tion while just 25 min­utes to the north didn’t have a booth.

On the plus side I found that both Elena Rodriguez and Dorothy Radlicz who I had inter­viewed in Chicago remem­bered me fondly and Dorothy par­tic­u­larly had been impressed by the var­i­ous inter­views that I had con­ducted. This would turn out to be rather crit­i­cal for both Stacy and I before the end of the day.

Stacy had no inter­est in Mass so he stayed upstairs set­ting up as I, leav­ing the lap­tops at our table across from the Reli­gious cat­a­log area, headed down­stairs cam­eras in hand. Bishop McManus was the pri­mary cel­e­brant and it made for an unusual dynamic. Unless mass is cel­e­brated at a Bishop’s home Cathe­dral, or you are at a con­fer­ence of Catholic Bish­ops or a high rank­ing Car­di­nal or the Pope vis­it­ing the local Bishop pre­sid­ing over a mass is a big deal as it doesn’t hap­pen often, but even rarer that a Bish­ops visit was see­ing in per­son behind the altar were eight priests from EWTN that the assem­bled faith­ful reg­u­larly wel­come into their homes or on their car radios. Addi­tion­ally with EWTN present there was a fair amount of pray­ing in Latin with the Glo­ria in excel­sis Deo (glory to God), Angus Dei (Lamb of God), and even the Pater Nos­ter (Our Father) all in Latin.

But the story here that I really wanted Stacy to see wasn’t the mass or even the reac­tion to the crowd see­ing these priests, it was the large fam­i­lies with mul­ti­ple kids. Hav­ing dis­cov­ered that the fam­ily sit­ting behind me in mass had 10 chil­dren and see­ing these fam­i­lies I grabbed Stacy, cut­ting short my meet­ing with Mr. Napel­ton, to try and get an inter­view with them. There was a group of four fam­i­lies out­side of mass that between them had 22 chil­dren which is more than the all the authors of the fem­i­nist books in Stacy’s carry on lug­gage com­bined. Unfor­tu­nately for me and for him all while they would talk to us (one com­mented how her large fam­ily was not so much a rejec­tion of fem­i­nism as an embrace of the graces and bless­ing granted by God through her fam­ily) not a one was will­ing to go on cam­era or have their names recorded. This was a huge dis­ap­point­ment but we of course respected their decision.

At this point it was time to start grab­bing inter­views, As this story is about Stacy’s visit I’ll save most of them for a sep­a­rate post ded­i­cated to the sub­ject leav­ing only this one with the National Catholic Reg­is­ter to give you a taste.

So what was Stacy doing while I was dash­ing around? It turns out not much. It seems there was no inter­net at the loca­tion so he was stranded and with the fam­i­lies unwill­ing to go on the record or even con­sent to a pic­ture there was very lit­tle for him to report how­ever this is where Dorothy’s inter­est in my work would pay div­i­dends again. She made it a point to intro­duce me to Molly Finn host of Close to home on WCCA TV Worces­ter. I in turn intro­duced her to Stacy McCain which was to become the most sig­nif­i­cant event of the day.

So while I was grab­bing inter­views with Mar­cus Grodi, Jack Williams and even EWTN CEO Michael War­saw Stacy remained speak­ing with Mrs Finn who was com­pletely fas­ci­nated with him and his argu­ments on fem­i­nism and by the time we left the DCU cen­ter we had an appoint­ment to be at the WCCA stu­dios for Stacy McCain to tape an appear­ance on her show to dis­cuss his book and feminism.

That sched­uled TV appear­ance took a lot of the sting out of los­ing sev­eral hours of net time so after intro­duc­ing Stacy to Fr Pacwa (not an easy task as the lines to see him were huge) and mak­ing she he had a copy of both Stacy’s book and mine appear­ance we headed off.

Stacy wanted to visit Clark Uni­ver­sity and that was our next stop. we strolled along the cam­pus see­ing posters push­ing socialism

and this plaque of Rob­bert God­dard that solicited com­ment from Stacy

It was some­time around this point that I men­tioned to Stacy that Clark was only one of 10 col­leges in Worces­ter and we started hit­ting them, from Worces­ter State Col­lege to Quin­sig­a­mond Com­mu­nity Col­lege which being a two year com­mu­nity col­lege had nobody around of cam­pus on the week­end to WPI where 7 years prior Stacy and I cov­ered Bill Clinton’s failed attempt to carry Martha Coak­ley over the fin­ish line against Scott Brown start­ing the Tea Party movement’s national win­ning streak.

At each stop except Quin­sig­a­mond Stacy went out and explored the cam­pus div­ing in to see what was going on, grab­bing stu­dent news­pa­pers when pos­si­ble and check­ing out their “diver­sity” and woman’s stud­ies depart­ments as pos­si­ble. While I joined in at Clark I dozed off at Worces­ter State and found the park­ing so far away from the col­lege proper sim­ply dropped Stacy off and again dozed until he came back.

At this point it was get­ting late so we headed back to Fitch­burg where Stacy repeated this process with my alma­mater Fitch­burg State Uni­ver­sity (Fitch­burg State col­lege when I attended). When his explo­rations were done we headed home. There was a lot to write, I had a pod­cast to try to fin­ish (which wouldn’t be done until the next day) and we had to pre­pare for our final full day which would mean a trip to Worces­ter for Stacy’s TV appear­ance and a long drive to UMass Amherst to the west. The photo gallery fol­lows at the bottom

Robert Stacy McCain in Mass­a­chu­setts the Story so far:

913 Robert Stacy McCain in Mass: Day 4: Buf­fet Books and Blather
911 Robert Stacy McCain in Mass Day 3: Tom Jones in Lex­ing­ton
99 Robert Stacy McCain in MA Day Two: Shock and Awe at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity
98 RSM in MA Day 2: Reverses, Fem­i­nists in NYU & The Kids at Espresso Pizza
96 Robert Stacy McCain Now in Massachusetts

At the Other McCain

912 Fear and Loathing at Logan Inter­na­tional: Mass­a­chu­setts is Depraved and Deca­dent
99 Fem­i­nism Is a Total­i­tar­ian Move­ment to Destroy Civ­i­liza­tion as We Know It
98 VIDEO: Kent Haeffner, Pres­i­dent of Har­vard Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Repub­li­cans
97 Head­ing to Har­vard Yard
96 Fear and Loathing and BWI

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It was back in Chicago that I found out that the EWTN Family Celebration in Worcester was going to take place at the very same time as our Stacy McCain event. This was an event I would have to cover but I perceived it would be a good event for Stacy to cover as well as faithful catholic women with large families would be a great contrast to the various feminists that Stacy would see. Additionally I was supposed to meet with the head of the Catholic Marketing Network over another matter and we arranged to meet at the location.

As I had to fulfill my Sunday mass obligation I figured it was a better idea to hit the mass presided over by the Bishop rather since anyone I wanted to interview at the event would be unavailable during mass.

So by 9 AM we were on the road and after an uneventful trip down proceeded to the DCU center.

As we were checking in I quickly found why so many of the people who had shown an interest in going to Stacy McCain’s event had missed it, those who might have missed the pro-life rally in Fitchburg at the same time as ours were all volunteering for EWTN, including a good chunk of the WQPH volunteer pool.  After grabbing a quick shot of the Knights of Columbus 4th degree who were assembling to process at mass headed upstairs where we discovered to my shock that our station while just 25 minutes to the north didn’t have a booth.

On the plus side I found that both Elena Rodriguez and Dorothy Radlicz who I had interviewed in Chicago remembered me fondly and Dorothy particularly had been impressed by the various interviews that I had conducted.  This would turn out to be rather critical for both Stacy and I before the end of the day.

Stacy had no interest in Mass so he stayed upstairs setting up as I, leaving the laptops at our table across from the Religious catalog area, headed downstairs cameras in hand.  Bishop McManus was the primary celebrant and it made for an unusual dynamic.  Unless mass is celebrated at a Bishop’s home Cathedral, or you are at a conference of Catholic Bishops or a high ranking Cardinal or the Pope visiting the local Bishop presiding over a mass is a big deal as it doesn’t happen often, but even rarer that a Bishops visit was seeing in person behind the altar were eight priests from EWTN that the assembled faithful regularly welcome into their homes or on their car radios. Additionally with EWTN present there was a fair amount of praying in Latin with the Gloria in excelsis Deo (glory to God), Angus Dei (Lamb of God), and even the Pater Noster (Our Father) all in Latin.

But the story here that I really wanted Stacy to see wasn’t the mass or even the reaction to the crowd seeing these priests, it was the large families with multiple kids. Having discovered that the family sitting behind me in mass had 10 children and seeing these families I grabbed Stacy, cutting short my meeting with Mr. Napelton, to try and get an interview with them. There was a group of four families outside of mass that between them had 22 children which is more than the all the authors of the feminist books in Stacy’s carry on luggage combined. Unfortunately for me and for him all while they would talk to us (one commented how her large family was not so much a rejection of feminism as an embrace of the graces and blessing granted by God through her family) not a one was willing to go on camera or have their names recorded. This was a huge disappointment but we of course respected their decision.

At this point it was time to start grabbing interviews, As this story is about Stacy’s visit I’ll save most of them for a separate post dedicated to the subject leaving only this one with the National Catholic Register to give you a taste.

So what was Stacy doing while I was dashing around? It turns out not much. It seems there was no internet at the location so he was stranded and with the families unwilling to go on the record or even consent to a picture there was very little for him to report however this is where Dorothy’s interest in my work would pay dividends again. She made it a point to introduce me to Molly Finn host of Close to home on WCCA TV Worcester. I in turn introduced her to Stacy McCain which was to become the most significant event of the day.

So while I was grabbing interviews with Marcus Grodi, Jack Williams and even EWTN CEO Michael Warsaw Stacy remained speaking with Mrs Finn who was completely fascinated with him and his arguments on feminism and by the time we left the DCU center we had an appointment to be at the WCCA studios for Stacy McCain to tape an appearance on her show to discuss his book and feminism.

That scheduled TV appearance took a lot of the sting out of losing several hours of net time so after introducing Stacy to Fr Pacwa (not an easy task as the lines to see him were huge) and making she he had a copy of both Stacy’s book and mine appearance we headed off.

Stacy wanted to visit Clark University and that was our next stop. we strolled along the campus seeing posters pushing socialism

and this plaque of Robbert Goddard that solicited comment from Stacy

It was sometime around this point that I mentioned to Stacy that Clark was only one of 10 colleges in Worcester and we started hitting them, from Worcester State College to Quinsigamond Community College which being a two year community college had nobody around of campus on the weekend to WPI where 7 years prior Stacy and I covered Bill Clinton’s failed attempt to carry Martha Coakley over the finish line against Scott Brown starting the Tea Party movement’s national winning streak.

At each stop except Quinsigamond Stacy went out and explored the campus diving in to see what was going on, grabbing student newspapers when possible and checking out their “diversity” and woman’s studies departments as possible. While I joined in at Clark I dozed off at Worcester State and found the parking so far away from the college proper simply dropped Stacy off and again dozed until he came back.

At this point it was getting late so we headed back to Fitchburg where Stacy repeated this process with my almamater Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg State college when I attended). When his explorations were done we headed home. There was a lot to write, I had a podcast to try to finish (which wouldn’t be done until the next day) and we had to prepare for our final full day which would mean a trip to Worcester for Stacy’s TV appearance and a long drive to UMass Amherst to the west. The photo gallery follows at the bottom

Robert Stacy McCain in Massachusetts the Story so far:

9/13 Robert Stacy McCain in Mass: Day 4: Buffet Books and Blather
9/11 Robert Stacy McCain in Mass Day 3: Tom Jones in Lexington
9/9 Robert Stacy McCain in MA Day Two: Shock and Awe at Harvard University
9/8 RSM in MA Day 2: Reverses, Feminists in NYU & The Kids at Espresso Pizza
9/6 Robert Stacy McCain Now in Massachusetts

At the Other McCain

9/12 Fear and Loathing at Logan International: Massachusetts is Depraved and Decadent
9/9 Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It
9/8 VIDEO: Kent Haeffner, President of Harvard University College Republicans
9/7 Heading to Harvard Yard
9/6 Fear and Loathing and BWI

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While the event covered the base expenses keeping Stacy McCain in Mexican Food is not cheap (honestly you’ve never seen somebody eat so much Mexican food in your life) particularly if you’re not working.  If you think this trip, our reporting, our writers and the growing collection of short youtube interviews we do is here is of value please hit DaTipJar Below



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