During Catholic Schools Week, the students, faculty and staff of Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School in Ardsley welcomed peace officers including police, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders from five municipalities in the eastern Montgomery County area for Mass at Queen of Peace Church. Father John Nordeman, pastor, was the celebrant for the Mass on Friday, Jan. 30. Good Shepherd Regional is located at 835 North Hills Avenue, Ardsley. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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What a great thing: to engage in hero worship during a Catholic Mass. I guess no one considered the fact that just because someone becomes a police officer that does not mean that person is brave or a hero. Bravery and heroism are too loosely thrown around today, to the point where they have almost lost any meaning. A man is not a hero for doing what he is obliged to do, or what he is paid to do, nor is he necessarily brave. Let’s see how many of these children are happy that they were manipulated into engaging in this false idol worship a few years from now. When one of them is talked to like garbage during a traffic stop, or when one of them is arrested for “creating a disturbance” because they looked at a cop the “wrong way”, or when of them is beaten and arrested for filming the police, even the U.S. Supreme Court has already affirmed the public’s right to do so. Then let’s see how these impressionable children feel about this mass of idolatry.