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.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pro-life message and a vigil in Rochester

My pastor has not been very outspoken on the abortion issue - which saddens me - but in today's bulletin he raised the March for Life, the need for those of us who can't go to Washington to pray, and Obama's support for the so-called "Freedom of Choice Act."

"It is our responsibility to pray and act so that this legislation may have as little power as possible or be defeated.

"As Catholics, we can counsel those seeking abortions, persuade our teenagers especially not to have sex until marriage, and write our legislators expressing our disapproval of this proposed law.

"We have God on our side on this!"

I'd love to see more from him on this issue - more preaching, more in the bulletin, maybe his participation in some of the local efforts like the 40 Days for Life - but this is a start. I plan to talk to him to thank him for what he wrote.

At Mass, Father also announced that at 7 p.m. this Thursday there will be a silent prayer vigil and Eucharistic adoration at Sacred Heart Cathedral to mark the anniversary of Roe. The vigil will be a good way for those who can't go to Washington to gather and pray for an end to the abortion holocaust in our nation.


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