Be Courageous! Be Openly Pro-Life!
I hope Fox News covers the March. They have been, shall we say, cautious in their coverage in the past. Of course, we know the liberal media has avoided it like the plague.
Abortion has been a hot button issue for all these many years since Roe v. Wade. Most priests would not touch it. I can recall being newly assigned to parishes, and after just mentioning it in early homilies, I would then watch people stand up and walk out. We priests experienced “Trump Syndrome” … which is the 13th of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals …
#13 – “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
Most priests calculated that it is better to avoid the issue in order to maintain “stability” in their parishes. Others have simply not been able to avoid the issue as babies died every day, and they put the persecution they received in God’s hands. God will judge which was more noble.
But, the greater tragedy has been a failure of pro-life parishioners to “openly” come to the support of their priests as they, as I have said before, do the Peter thing … “I don’t know the man.”
This is why this has lingered for 44 years, and 56,000,000 babies lost … Fox News and others fearing ratings, priests and others fearing the crowd (like Herod).
My hope is that we are finally able to “all be brave,” and finally put an end to this holocaust.