July 4, 2010: “Is God Good? Or Is God Violent?”

Posted on : Jul 1st, 2010 | By | Category: This Sunday's Service

Yesterday (Wednesday) was the funeral of California Highway Patrol Officer Philip Ortiz, who died June 22 from injuries suffered in an accident on the 405 Freeway. Officer Ortiz, 48, was writing a ticket in the emergency lane of the 405 freeway when he was struck by a car and pinned against the sport utility vehicle he had pulled over. At his funeral Mass held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, one of the speakers said what so many others have said in the midst of tragedy and violent death, “God took Officer Ortiz home.” I thought to myself, “Is God Good? Or Is God violent?” paycheck calculator homely.