” (WDTPRS, April 24, 2012).
I appreciate the drama. I’ve often imagined how AWESOME and Tolkien-esque it would be to watch our archbishop lead a Eucharistic procession, valiantly and Gandalf-like, to Gordon Park, on the corner of 12th (today Rosa Parks Boulevard) and Clairmount streets on Detroit’s Near West Side, just a few blocks from Sacred Heart Seminary and Blessed Sacrament Cathedral — the significance being that this was the precise site where, on July 23, 1967, the Detroit Riot broke out, precipitating the cultural collapse of Detroit. Let the spiritual battle be engaged and the healing of the city begin with renewed hope!
Hey, just an ebullient thought …