This week: The victim of a federal judge’s order to keep a Mississippi abortuary open is removed by ambulance. A “pro-choice” mob enters a Cathedral during Mass to vandalize that sacred space and threaten parishioners. A sidewalk counselor convinces a father to save his child. The Nuns on the Bus have a new, enthusiastic supporter. Rosario Rodriguez discusses forgiveness and the lessons she learned. Two words: skateboarding friars. Mormon missionaries demonstrate some effective evangelization.
ABC News happily covered a federal judge’s order to keep a Mississippi abortuary open despite its deficiencies. They suggested the pro-lifers (which they called “anti-abortion rights protesters”) were not “loving”. So, everything must be going great now – right?
Exhibit “A” is this woman spirited out of the facility on a gurney then via ambulance in need of emergency medical care. She is hurt (in many ways) and her baby is dead. The happy abortion workers from the ABC video now scamper to hide the fruits of their labor:
A large mob of abortion promoters entered the Catholic Cathedral in Santiago, Chile following a rally. As if to demonstrate the evil they represent, they interrupted Mass shouted slogans, made out in front of priests, tagged graffiti on statues and walls, and committed other destructive and threatening acts. (This reminds me of another loud, evil mob attacking and destroying the sacred recorded in Matthew 27:22-25, Mark 15:13-14, Luke 23:21-23 and John 19:15.)
A father stands outside of an abortuary while his son or daughter is about to be “terminated” inside. A pro-lifer pleads with him to intervene and save his child. It worked! The pro-lifer may not have used the best approach, but he tried and the Holy Spirit did the rest.
The dissident Nuns on the Bus (featured on 60 minutes – twice) has received a unique and very special honor. They and their organization have been featured in a glowing profile in the flagship publication of a US political party! You might assume that to be the Democratic party, for whom the sisters stomp continuously, but not them.
The sisters were featured in People’s World from the Communist Party. Yup, the communists are following these sisters and very much like what they see. That is not a good thing. Dr. Paul Kengor reports the story at Catholic Exchange.
Matthew posted this video from 2011 over at CMR. I remember it from a while ago and thought I had posted it in a QT, but apparently had not (I conclude after looking for it).
Rosario Rodriquez learned a hard lesson about forgiveness. Later, she would once again be challenged putting that lesson to the test.
I wrote about forgiveness in the burden of hate.
Didacus and Gabriel loved skateboarding as teenagers, but gave that up when they accepted the call to religious life as Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. Now, in outreach, they are back to skateboarding:
Speaking of informal, street sport outreach and evangelization, consider this stereotype rich scenario. Two white, Mormon missionaries (white shirts, ties, etc.) approach some young black men playing basketball. They ask to play, take a few poor practice shots and the game is on:
Mormon’s are not Christians, but this is good and effective evangelization.
Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was started by Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary to address this blogging need. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Jen for hosting this project!