Can you imagine answering your door and being assaulted by a psychotic person who stabs your neck with a pen, beats your head in and then drinks your blood? That's exactly what happened to Bishop Monroe of Kamloops, as he answered the rectory door on Friday evening. I know Kamloops well; my dad and my brother live there, and we go to Mass at the Cathedral every time we are visiting Kamloops. It is inconceivable that this could happen - priests answer the door for every person in need, and turn no one away. The priest who came to the Bishop's aid separated his right shoulder in the ensuing scuffle, and was quoted on the news as saying that right now, they are praying for forgiveness as well as the Bishop's recovery.
This whole story is so bizarre; one would never expect it to happen in one of your own Catholic neighbourhoods. Let's all pray for Bishop Monroe's recovery, as well as for the psychotic man who assaulted him.