What a brave priest! 👏👏👏
Fr. Stephen Schumacher of the Archdiocese of St. Louis defended the historic St. Louis statue in Mo. against a Black Lives Matter demolition protest.
The viral video surfaced over the weekend showing Fr. Schumacher presenting the true history behind King St. Louis IX.
“I’ve already been asked questions. I’m willing to answer them. You have to listen to the answers,” he says at the video’s beginning.
“St. Louis was a man who had authority thrust upon him. He didn’t do anything to earn it, you’re right,” he responded to a protester. “What did he do to earn it? Do you know what he did? Go down to the St. Louis Cathedral, and you’ll see some of St. Louis’ history.”
Referring to the St. Louis Cathedral, one protester responded, “Eventually we’re taking that too, by the way.”
Fr. Schumacher continued amid shouting protesters, “St. Louis was a man who willed to use his kingship to do good for his people.”
Listen to Fr. Schumacher’s full video below:
As statue protests continue, Catholics in St. Louis remain vigilant in protecting their city’s namesake.
Here’s one example below:
Biggest crowd yet. I thought it would be smaller today, but nope. Catholics are coming forth and being counted. pic.twitter.com/w4iBGFK3ZF
— نWalker More (@SirMarchmain) June 29, 2020
The video depicts a large crowd kneeling, singing, and praying on behalf of the statue’s protection.
The full tweet reads, “Biggest crowd yet. I thought it would be smaller today, but nope. Catholics are coming forth and being counted.”