Letter: Anti-Catholicism lives in Lima

May 29, 2014

I thought that Anti-Catholicism was a thing of the past in Lima, Ohio. Evidently that is not true. In response to the letter by Mr. DeMoss, printed on May 22, 2014, I offer this from the gospel of St. John. On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.”

His mothers said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it, and when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to her, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.”

Jesus did this at the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee …

— Roseanne Roop, Lima, RCIA Director, St. Rose/ St. John parishes