In this appeal to Trinity Church in New York to offer an empty lot for use by Occupy Wall Street, Chris Hedges addresses the role of the church in the Occupy movement:

“Where is the church now? Where are the clergy? Why do so many church doors remain shut? Why do so many churches refuse to carry out the central mandate of the Christian Gospel and lift up the cross?

“Some day they are going to have to answer the question: ‘Where were you when they crucified my Lord?’ ”

Let’s answer this appeal as lay Catholics by being the church and going forth to occupy! –JB