Not related, but one of my readers told me to alert you to the latest example of kitsch out there--http://www.ironiccatholic.com/2011/01/and-if-johnny-loses-his-darth-vader.html
I went to the local pro-life march in Dallas. It was something. I'd like to see more coverage, but I get a little tired of the "poor us" attitude I hear on Catholic media. Is it really news-worthy that there was a march in DC today? Don't they do this every year? Doesn't DC get dozens of groups showing up every year for their individual rallies? If the Pro-life cause wants more coverage, they need to work for it. Get a famous celebrity to talk. Get a former president to give a speech. Priests, Bishops and random Congressmen aren't good enough. I don't remember hearing about "Rolling Thunder" last May, but apparently 500000 people showed up that day. On motorcylces. (If you didn't hear ABOUT it, I'll bet you still heard it.)
Ben, sorry to tire you. I'm curious though, merely making note of an observation translated into "poor us". How so?
Probably not your fault. It seems like I'd been hearing it all day, and at RCIA, and at the march. But that's not your fault.
Yes, and I was there with my camera.http://stblogustine.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-march-for-life-in-washington-dc.htmlCheck out the pics!
Just being there and praying the rosary for an end to baby murder is as much coverage as Almighty God asks for.
Ben ~ I always hear about "Rolling Thunder" up here in flyover country.And the GLBT always get their limelight whenever they want it, especially on Pentecost Sunday or whenever the Archbishop says something they don't like especially when it upholds Catholic teaching in any way, shape or form. But thousands of youth traveling the country to go to DC for March for Life, thousands of people taking off work, chartering buses, priests, bishops, and Archbishops jumping on those buses to make the thousands-of-miles-trek to the Capital, and this year, thousands and hundreds, probably millions who spent their Saturdays in bitter cold to stand up for Life....*crickets*Yeah, it happens every year, but if it doesn't involve the popular oppressed, it's not news, apparently. Glad God is bigger than MSM, walks much more softly and carries a stick so big they'll never be able to report on it when it finally falls. Hope He has mercy on all of us on that day.
ABC ridiculed the march saying, "After 38 years of having abortion as the law of the land, these people still try to change it."Please boycott the sponsors of ABC news and tell them why. We are not entirely at their mercy. In fact, they are at our mercy. See how the sponsors of MTV Skins are distancing themselves from the show. Pro-lifers are the majority. So it is "poor them" if we get organized and hit them where it hurts - the wallet.
Kat,On a personal note, one of my brothers is dying &, in his column, he drew the distinction between his anticipated death & the 'news blackout' that is a symptom of this Culture of Death in which we live...just poignant (& true!) to me:http://www.zealforyourhouseconsumesme.com/2011/01/another-wonderful-bishop.html
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