Personally I pray at an abortion clinic with our parish. However, the person in the lead or heading it up is a little wacky going out of the way to try to get NEW cars paid for by our parish. Father said NO and was accused of not being prolife by the leader and spouse. That is absolutely sinful. My wife and I are discusted by this improper bahavior because when we were down and out we indure the most ridicule and still did what we were supposed to do. The thought of abortion never enter our thoughts because we know it is wrong and sinful…murder. If it were up to us, the new laws against those who’ve had abortions would go retroactive and imprison grandmas and grandpas that helped. There is one thing called a crime of passion, but this is not a crime of passion this is a calculated crime that is the most cruel in our society. We let people off the hook way to easy for the worst crimes. And then if someone had a tubiligation or ever used ABC we act like that is worse. That’s twisted.
BTW. Our parish priest is very orhtodox and does not like to listen to the twisted agendas that certain “popular” priests push. I am very conservative and in an attempt to work through this with my wife have come to understand where she’s coming from. It’s not hate, it’s that she gave up her family for this faith and some priest comes along and twists the readings to fit his agenda. She says Catholics acuse Protestants of twisting scripture to mean what they want and then says “what’s the differnce”…I talked her down from her moment of anger…anxiety. STOP the nonsense. Father told us that we could write Fr. Pavne and the Bishop on this. I am active in prolife, but now I will not support our particular group because of the twisted nature of the leaders. So I have to find better ways to support them. I’m sorry, we settled and still settle for hand-me-downs and this group will not accept them. They are even nice and in good condition so we gave it to the DRE. It’s a really messed up society when we can not figure out what is wrong with this thinking.
Even the Bishop has scolded these individuals in our area for some things they were doing. It is more productive to pray without shoving catholic devotions on people. We need to be very eccumenical in our approach so that we as a whole of Christians can defeat this horrible slaughter. I propose we pray the Liturgy of the Hours. That is more paletable to Protestants. Rosaries just freak out most Protestants. But I do it because I think its not bad and is good. But holding up giant Mary pictures really blows it out of proportion. That only communicates to Catholics, not the others that are going in for abortions. So then we are only ministering to our own, not all.
Come on, when people blow things out of wack it takes away from our credibility. That’s like some wacko saying that women who’ve had ABC or tubilagations have changed their scent and become less attractive to men. That’s like reducing me to a dog. Thanks for treating me worst than an animal…that is disordered. That’s my point. I heard a lady call in the other day on our Catholic radio and she was a very sweet sounding almost shy lady and I immediately thought she was some soccer mom with silly ideas that I hear so often. She elaborated that she was a pediatrician and was really sad at hearing all the misinformation on the various media programs by Catholics about the kids vaccines. She had a really good point and elaborated. They cut her off to allow other people’s calls. but she had a lot of time and they asked her for her information so that they could set her up as an expert on their show. That told me that the folks that put that information that scared the hell out of all those parents did not really know what they were doing…and are not qualified to correctly interpret statistical data.
My wife suffers from extreme anxiety and all Fr. Pavone does is triggers her anxiety with fear. Fear of being beaten up by over agressive men from her past that claimed to be good Christians. That is sad. I lived in that community much of my life and if you really understood what it was like you would not support the overly agressive behavior. I know my wife’s reaction. I wonder how many other women have major anxiety issues like my wife where they’ve given up the families to become Catholic. Family as in brothers, sister, friends, etc…mom in this case. We live secret Catholics lives. Fortunately we live far enough to where we don’t have to take sacramentals off of our walls or person all the time. It’s a realy hell of our own that I honor for my wife’s sake…with the support from our pastors who know our situation and why. So now that she’s so anxious I have to avoid EWTN until Fr. Frank Pavone goes away. I can just ignore his over statements. I know balony when I hear it. I agree with what he says, but not to the extreme he pushes it. We are also required to live in peace you know. That is the life of a transformed Christian. Not everyone has the same calling…vocation. This is for those that can handle it. Just as Fr. Pavone is not called to marriage, neither is my wife called to listen to someone say God does not hear her prayers again…just like they did in the Church of Christ. That just makes her blood boil…who are they to say that? They have no right. God hears our prayers…our cries. That text is taken way out of context and if I remember correctly wasn’t even the readings for the day.
Anyway, I’ve recorded it so that I can listen to it again when everyone is asleep. I hope he’s not on in the morning.