Yesterday was a very somber tribute for the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon victims, namely Krystle Marie Campbel, Martin William Richard, Lingzi Lu, and Sean Collier.
While the city, state, and BAA did their jobs for a dignified public memorial, the clergy of the Archdiocese of Boston refuse to offer a Requiem Mass for the repose of these Catholic souls.
Even one year later, the archdiocese nor any priest in the Boston area has offered a Requiem Mass for these poor souls. They are entitled to the Requiem Mass by the virtue of their baptism, assuming they were Catholics in good standing.
While the City of Boston continues to be Strong, the once Catholic city and the clergy who minister there are very weak at all levels, with a few exceptions.
While these souls were murdered by Radical Islamic terrorists, one could assume they all died as martyrs. But until we can even talk about sainthood for these persons, a Requiem Mass (either collectively or 4 individual ones) is required in order to validate any cause for canonization.