Go Help the Saints this Weekend
Since we're all staycationing this Labor Day weekend, make yourself useful and show up to Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church in SanTana. That's where SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) members will be leafleting outside from 9 a.m. through 11 p.m. to protest the kid's-glove treatment of convicted boy molester Father Luis Eduardo Ramirez. The SNAP people know it's going to be an ugly scene, being Our Lady of the Pillar parishioners sent more than 2,000 letters of support to Ramirez's presiding judge and the church is almost all-Mexican, and Mexican Catholics are the biggest sheep in the Diocese of Orange sex-abuse scandal after Mater Dei grads. "There has been a HUGE outpouring of support for this priest from parishioners," writes recent Weekly cover girl Joelle Casteix, one of maybe 10 good grads from Mater Dei. "They will not take very kindly to our being there - which means that there are probably a ton of victims who are too scared to talk. The more bodies we can have out there, the better." This Mexican hereby declares it okay to bash Mexicans at Our Lady this weekend over their pedo-priest scandal, so get your beaner-bashing kicks near the corner of Bristol and Sixth!