Prayerful event to coincide with local appearance by
the most anti-Catholic personalities in the world today,
Bill Maher, will be performing at the Murat Theatre in
Indianapolis on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. A
self-proclaimed “politically astute comedian,” Maher’s shows
on television and stage — and soon to be at movie theaters —
are notorious for their vulgar vitriol directed at all
religion, most especially the Roman Catholic Church.
counteract Maher’s offensive brand of comedy, local Catholic
laity are organizing a March of Reparation, along with a
Mass for the Defense of the Church, for Aug. 16. Catholics
are being asked to turn out in large numbers to pray the
rosary, sing hymns and make other acts of public prayer and
reparation. It is especially hoped that large numbers of
Catholics will be present outside the theater before and
after the show.
time and location of the Solemn High Votive Mass for the
Defense of the Church will be announced soon. The celebrant,
Fr. Dennis Duvelius, will be joined at the altar by Fr.
Gerard Saguto and Fr. David Phillipson.
not familiar with Maher’s statements on the Catholic Church
would likely be shocked by much of what he has said,
repeatedly, throughout his career. A lengthy list of his
quotes — almost all of which are too obscene to be printed
here — has been documented by the Catholic League for
Religious and Civil Rights. Here is one of the few “clean”
attacks he made on April 11, 2008, on the HBO show
Real Time with Bill Maher:
to tip off law enforcement to an even larger child-abusing
religious cult. Its leader also has a compound. And this guy
not only operates outside the bounds of the law, but he used
to be a Nazi and he wears funny hats. That’s right. The pope
is coming to America this week, and, ladies, he’s single!
... If you have a few hundred followers and you let some of
them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If you
have a billion, they call you ‘pope’” (source: transcript
Real Time with Bill Maher).
Catholics on earth are considered to be members of the
Church Militant, engaged in battle with the world, the flesh
and the devil. The March of Reparation is a concrete,
visible way to defend our Faith and stand up for all that we
Organizers are asking participants in the March of
Reparation to set a good example for others by displaying
Christian modesty in their attire: no shorts, tight
clothing, short skirts or other immodest clothing.