That's what happened at my old parish.
Each Station has a duel image painted on it. One, of the actual Station, and another image almost superimposed on it, representing some "political justice" message.
What a sad testimony to the priests to whom our souls have been entrusted. They just can't bring themselves to lead us into the passion of our Lord without political commentary.
I hope you take a few minutes to read through these reflections. Listening to a holy priest proclaim these messages - out loud - for all to hear, is indeed a great consolation for all catholics. The first time he went through them, I shuddered at the Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped Of His Garments. How many times during my lifetime had I attended the Stations of the Cross, yet not once did any of them mention this agonizing aspect of his suffering and humiliation.
Last night I got caught up in the Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother. The reflection:
Jesus, still burdened with His Cross, and wounded even more by His fall, meets His Mother. A sword of anguish pierces those hearts that love each other so tenderly.
The sensation was overwhelming. As a mother, I can't begin to imagine the agony and pain Mary endured watching the Passion of her Son.
Lent is not a time for political statements. It is a time for deep reflection on this awesome gift of God in our lives.