View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday prayers for life

Every year on Good Friday, Catholic pro-lifers in Rochester gather at McQuaid Jesuit High School to hold a prayer service, then to process to a nearby site where abortions are performed.

The procession is led by priests and deacons, and the marchers recite the Station of the Cross with a consistent life focus.

There are prayers about abortion, war, economic and social injustice, the death penalty, and euthanasia, and ones for prisoners and women who've had abortions.

This year, despite a biting wind and 25 degree temperatures, more than 100 people took part.

Deacon Ron Tocci preached at the service about a minister who focused on Good Friday by noting that no matter how bad things seem, "It's Friday, but Sunday is coming."
Even when it seems bad for those fighting for life - against abortion, war, and euthanasia, and for social and economic injustice - "Sunday is coming."


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