First reported on Cardinal Brennan's alumni message board and then the Bell Tower Blog, the story is being read far and wide today after WNEP picked up the story..
From Schuylkill County to Harrisburg to Philadelphia, reactions have been coming into the Bell Tower Blog.. Most confused as to why a priest would wage war against an inanimate object. At least two from Harrisburg defending Father Connelly, mentioning that the statue of the scantily clad pirate was "too racy" for a main street..
One reaction from Harrisburg joked about Wnep's mention of the "busy main street of Girardville," saying whenever he drove through the Coal Region the street was rarely filled with cars besides those parked..
And finally, one local reaction said: "Perhaps next he can part the s**t crick"..
Arrrrrgghhh matey! The pirate so far is there..