The link back to the Via Dolorosa is profound indeed and this priest carries his cross as Christ carried His; alone and surrounded by detractors.
If you pray with the Forty Days for Life group or, if you oppose homosexual "marriage" or, if you stand up for the freedom to live your spiritual life without State intervention, you can expect to receive this treatment.
It is violent, nasty and cowardly.....par for the course.
Remember this priest in your prayers, he is a beacon and we need more like him.
H/T The Eponymous Flower