St. Patrick's Fr. George Daisa was a focal point in a recent article in the Ventura Star newspaper regarding faith, Easter and our very divisive political landscape. Read the whole article below and watch the short video for the whole picture. Meanwhile here is a partial extract to give you a feel.
"My job as a minister is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable," he said. "Jesus consistently has an eye and heart for the poor, for those who have been marginalized."
After a divisive election, many people see a nation increasingly divided over such issues as immigration and faith. Those divisions appear to be widening as President Trump has tried to ban people from some Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., and swastikas have appeared in New York, Chicago and Houston.
That's why ministers and priests across Ventura County will deliver similar messages of reconciliation, saying it's a theme they talk about throughout the year.