Where are the Priests and Deacons with Courage?
Yes, there are a few priests and deacons who do provide some support. My own pastor has spoken about 40 Days, and posted articles in the bulletin about it.
But when was the last time a priest or deacon got up and really preached about abortion? Talked about the emotional effects? Talked about the increased chances of breast cancer? Talked about the broken relationships? Talked about the lost lives?
Yes, there may be some pastoral concern about causing pain to the many women sitting in the pews who did have abortions. (There may also be fear of watching attendance and contributions drop at first - hopefully that is not the motivation for silence.)
But maybe some of those women - and men - need to hear the truth so that they face what they have done, and then seek the healing and forgiveness they need.
There is help out there for those living victims of abortion. There is forgiveness waiting. There is God's love ready to bathe them.
They only need to open their eyes and hearts and minds.
And priests and deacons who speak out can help to get them started.
Where are those priests and deacons with courage?