The following is from Judie Brown of American Life League.
Shepherds lead from the front; goatherds lead from behind.
There has been a lot of commentary about Bishop Robert Barron’s insistence that the laity — and not the bishops — should be providing clarity during times of crisis.
So let me give you a vivid example of the rank cowardice we have among the Catholic bishops today.
What follows is a statement made in May 2020 from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops which — if they actually published something like this — would give pro-life Catholics across America a great deal of courage:
“Our hearts are wounded for the many souls mourned as African American communities across the nation are being disproportionately infected with and dying from the impact of Planned Parenthood. We raise our voices to urge state and national leaders to examine the generational and systemic structural conditions that make Planned Parenthood especially deadly to African American communities.
“We stand in support of all communities struggling under the weight Planned Parenthood has had not only on their physical health, but on their livelihoods, especially front line medical and sanitation workers, public safety officers, and those in the service industry. We are praying fervently for an end to abortion, and for physical health for all, and emotional healing amongst all who have lost loved ones.”
If the Catholic bishops can be so adamantly clear during a pandemic that has killed 121,000 Americans, why can’t they be just as strong (if not STRONGER) in the face of the 2,363 abortions committed every day in America?!
Now it has been 103 days since the COVID-19 lockdowns began. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 121,000 Americans. In 103 days, the abortion industry has murdered 271,508 babies.
This, Bishop Barron, is the problem. We don’t need cowards. We don’t need more politicians. We need BISHOPS unafraid to live and defend the GOSPEL.
How much longer will the Catholic bishops be silent in the face of the greatest sin this nation has ever committed in the eyes of God?
If Barron is asking the laity to lead, then the laity is begging our Catholic bishops to ENFORCE CANON 915.
Please join us this week as we pray in particular for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The information below was provided by Sandy Slater, President of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.
‘Winning the war against unborn babies and their mothers one soul at a time’
There’s no hiding Governor Tom Wolf’s truly extreme pro-abortion agenda. He has vetoed several good pro-life pieces of legislation. He allowed Planned Parenthood to be open during the COVID-19 shutdown despite prohibiting all elective surgeries – calling the largest abortion business in the state “life-sustaining.”
Now, Governor Wolf wants to send $3 million of our tax dollars directly to Planned Parenthood. Pennsylvania’s pro-life community must work together to stop Governor Wolf’s extreme abortion agenda.
In November 2019, Gov. Wolf vetoed the Downs Syndrome bill after it passed both houses, calling the legislation a “restriction on women and medical professionals and interferes with women’s health care and the crucial decision-making between patients and their physicians.”
Recently, The Pennsylvania state legislature passed the Telemedicine bill after adding an amendment that indirectly regulated abortion-inducing drugs. Gov. Wolf, the most pro-abortion governor in Pennsylvania history claimed that the bill “interferes with women’s health care and the crucial decision-making between patients and their physicians.”
Let us pray. In 2 Timothy 3: 16 the Apostle Paul tells us that All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, and in Isaiah 55: 7, it says, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon”.
Please join in prayer and public witness for the end of abortion on Friday, June 5th, 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Warminster Planned Parenthood, 610 Louis Drive
Beginning this Friday, June 5th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am and continuing on the first Friday of each month, the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is sponsoring a Life Chain. We will stand and pray directly across the street facing Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive. Signs will be provided.
The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition has as it’s primary goal to end abortion in SE Pennsylvania. We are targeting Warminster Planned Parenthood which has been in operation for over twenty years. It was granted a permit on the false premise that they would not do abortions. A few years after it opened, it applied for a waiver and got approval from Warminster Township Supervisors to perform surgical abortions.
Fridays at Warminster Planned Parenthood are reserved for surgical and non-surgical abortions. Many women are observed walking into the building with a friend, family member or their partner. A few faithful pro-lifers gather to pray for these women to choose life for their babies. Only the Lord knows how many babies were saved because of their prayerful presence. Former abortion staff have reported that over 70% of abortion appointments are cancelled when pro-lifers are praying in front of their facility.
Thank you for your prayers for women facing a crisis pregnancy. Your presence and intercession for them could mean the difference between life and death for an unborn baby. We hope you can join us on Friday, June 5th at 9:30 am.