|The Ecumenical Pope and Patriarch Athenagoras|
He who blessed Liborius, is an example, is a martyr, we will celebrate certainly not as a "targeted faith rally", namely to make his martyrdom a reason for controversy and an accusation, but for as a testimony of the example all and the invitation to reconciliation and the spirit of brotherhood.
Don't feel too bad for the Prods, though. Liborius was driven from his parish to the neighboring kingdom of Mannhausen during the Thirty Years War. The Protestant soldiers caught him hiding in a schoolhouse as they cleansed the area of Catholics. He was tortured for five days but refused to renounce his Catholic affiliation. So they let him go, congratulated him on his fortitude, and gave him some lovely parting gifts. Just kidding -- they killed him, of course.
Pope Paul VI calls us not to recriminate the left-footed murderers of Blessed Liborius, but rather to see his martyrdom as a testament to faith, conscience, and conviction. If we are to end such injustice, we must do so by ending the cycle of accusation and antagonism. Sure, I may make fun of their clumsy, awkward attempts at genuflection, but deep down, I love and respect my left-footed brothers and sisters.