An Ann Arbor, Mich., Catholic priest’s plan to protect his parishioners by having them carry concealed handguns to church is already being scuttled before the idea was even implemented. According to Breitbart.com, Edward Fride recently sent a letter to his flock warning them that the right solution to rising crime is not only to believe in God, but also to carry a firearm. He even offered concealed pistol license classes at the church.
However, Lansing Catholic Bishop Earl Boyea is pushing back strongly against the sensible idea. Boyea said he “has never given permission for anyone to carry a concealed weapon in a church or school in the Diocese of Lansing.” Moreover, he believes, “CPL classes are inappropriate activities to be held on church property.”