Archbishop Vigneron leading a pro-life prayer vigil in pouring rain.
Fr. Frank Pavone.
Nothing much to say. He's a priest with a ministry subject to his bishop. He evidently devotes all of his time to his apostolate and is going through the appropriate channels to ensure that he can continue to do so. It's all canonical at this point. From what I know of Fr. Pavone - a priest I deeply admire BTW - he's a good and generous and faithful servant of God. I've never sent money to Priests For Life however. I have sponsored a friend or two who participated in a walk for life occasionally - but I'm not part of any 'pro-life organization' so to speak. I'm not part of any organization - I'm Catholic. That said, I pray pro-life, I vote pro-life, and I'm totally and unreservedly against contraception, abortion, euthanasia, fetal stem cell research, IVF, and so on. Abortion: I'm against it.Bishop Cupich.
I don't get it. I don't get him. I find it so strange that he would ban priests and seminarians from demonstrating outside abortion mills like Planned Parenthood. He doesn't want his priests to be associated with the lowly 'extremeists who carry large placards with photos of aborted babies? The priests - and not a few bishops who pray outside of these facilities provide the necessary leadership and direction for those who have stood there for all of these years - the priests and bishops and seminarians who pray outside the death chambers demonstrate solidarity with the faithful who support life. I don't get it.
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On a much lighter note, Crescat has a great post on women who are shrews and how they drive men away from innocent doves such as herself. It's so refreshing to hear a woman actually admit 'it' is womens fault. That said, the personality type she alludes to in her post is also the type of woman, if she had the misfortune to have been a mother, who is pretty much responsible for instilling misogyny into those boys who either grow up to batter women or turn a small percentage of them gay, not to mention the risk of turning their daughters into some variation of Chaz Bono. I'm generalizing of course... maybe even exaggerating... What?So, in my best Joel Osteen voice, I say to y'all: "Have a nice day." (Someone told me my blog is getting rather dull. Sorry - Comment Moderation continues to be necessary - people with MPD you know.)
Photo: Archbishop Vigneron leading a pro-life prayer vigil in pouring rain. Courtesy of Diane at Te Deum.