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Intimidation prompts cancellation of weekly Mass on Spanish campus

January 26, 2011

The University of Barcelona has decided to stop scheduling a Mass on campus every Wednesday until security measures can be adopted to protect Catholic worshipers from a small but aggressive group of "secular progressive" protesters.

The protests, organized by a group of about 40 anti-Catholic students and faculty members, are termed "boycotts," but actually have involved assaults on the students attending the weekly Mass. University officials had been screening those who entered the chapel, asking them to identify themselves as Catholics, but the aggressive protests continued, forcing the school to take stronger measures.


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  • Posted by: Lisa Nicholas, PhD - Jan. 26, 2011 6:04 PM ET USA

    Sounds like Spain is right back where it was in the 1930s, when "secular progressives" (a.k.a. Communists) physically attacked Christians in public, with impunity.