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.”
They never issued a statement going after Planned Parenthood or abortion. They issued this statement about COVID-19.
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.
Voices for Life prayer campaign continues into the 4th week.
This week please join us in praying for NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez has been the subject of some memes that attack her intelligence. I know because I have neighbors that love using her as a punchline. Here, she is the subject of prayer for her to open her eyes as she supported the murder of 1/3 of her peers. When I did my research on her, it has occurred to me that she is just two months older than me
I chose her for three reasons:
- She is originally from Venezuela where socialism is drying the very bone of a once productive country.
- She has made a poor metaphor about abortion
- Comparing abortion to dog-breeding
- She is unapologetically pro-abortion
- Population Control
- Slams Georgia Lawmakers for Abortion Ban
- Force Americans to pay for abortion with taxpaying dollars
Let us pray for Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s:
- That God sends many Christians across her path to share the Gospel
- That the light of Christ sets her free from the deceit and darkness of satan
- That she falls to her knees and surrenders her life to Jesus Christ, her only hope for salvation
- That the Holy Spirit shows her overwhelming proof that abortion is murder and
- That she becomes an advocate for mothers and their unborn babies.
Please join me this week in remembering Representative Ocasio-Cortez in your daily prayers.
Now, please join me in prayer.
Fount of Mercy Prayer
Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, we come to You with a contrite heart and with faith for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that You will give her the grace of conversion. O blood and water that gushed forth from the heart of Jesus, as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You. Enlighten this mind that is ensnared in ignorance and sin and darkness. Bring her into the fold of the Holy Catholic Church. Amen.
“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” James 1:21
Please join a virtual rally and rosary to show your support for the Little Sisters of the Poor this coming Wednesday. Because of their strong commitment to their faith they have been the subjected to lawsuits including this one, Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania seeking to order them to provide contraception coverage to their employees in their healthcare plan. This is religious discrimination and harassment of this religious order. Below is more information on this rally.
Wednesday at 8:45 AM – 10 AM
Becket’s Facebook Page
8:45 AM – Virtual Rally Starts
9:00 AM – Messages from leaders around the country
9:30 AM – Rosary led by Catholic Nuns
10:00 AM – Oral Argument Starts- Watch LIVE on CSPAN
Leaders from around the country will offer messages of support for the Little Sisters of the Poor as they head (virtually) to the Supreme Court.
Though we can’t gather outside of the Court, mark your calendars to take part in our virtual rally on Facebook Live to show your support! We will conclude before 10 AM in time to tune into the argument live on C-SPAN.
This event is sponsored by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, Little Sisters of the Poor – United States, and Becket Law.