Greg Morrow is dead. That is the way Greg would want us to put it, simple, direct and factual. Greg goes back to the beginning of the pro-life movement as an ardent, zealous defender of life and the Faith.
Defender of the Faith Greg Morrow Dies
Greg was contentious, blunt, straightforward, excessively bright, organized and militant. He was the old style defender of the faith. Nothing got past Greg. He was an opponent of Am Church, hated general absolution, innovative masses, half truths and wimpy sermons. Greg made some enemies in his long lifetime but mostly among people who were deserving of his critical comments.
Last November thirty of us got together at a restaurant in Oak Lawn at the invitation of Cathy Mieding and Warren Dorman, to honor Greg. At that party I passed out a sheet asking attendees to sign the date they got involved in the pro-life movement. Greg won: 1970. Going back through the history of the movement Greg’s name appears in the log books at the beginning. Greg not only talked hundreds of women out of abortion, attended thousands of protests, and was arrested dozens of times, but ran a crisis pregnancy center for a time in Virginia.
Greg stayed active to the end, attending the Helpers Mass and Vigil last month. We will all miss Greg and ask your prayers for the repose of his soul. Visitation is at Blake and Lamb Funeral Home at 103rd and Cicero from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, and the funeral is Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More at 81st and California.
Great Trip to St. Paul
My trip to St. Paul over the weekend was a great opportunity to see activism still alive and well in the twin cities. Our friend Brian Gibson ran the show and more than 150 stalwarts attended talks and prayer at Holy Childhood parish in St. Paul
We also had an opportunity to visit the Franciscan monastery of ten brothers founded by Mike Gerowski and Paulo O’Donnell. I visited Mike, who has been bedridden for the past twelve years. Some of the Franciscan brothers attended our talk.
On Saturday we prayed at the Planned Parenthood abortion mill in St. Paul and were happy to find the death camp was closed down for the day. More than fifty attended this prayer vigil where we led a vociferous chant: Life yes, abortion no, Planned Parenthood’s got to go. After the two hour picket and prayers we had a pro-life brunch in the Radisson Hotel overlooking St. Paul and the Mighty Mississippi River.
“Pro-Life” Traitors Help Passage of HB 211
The Illinois Senate voted last week to make us pay for abortifacients and contraceptives so we can kill lots more Illinois babies. The bill, HB 211 is a horror story about to happen and there are four traitors who have joined the Judas Iscariot club.
So called pro-lifers Steven Rauschenberger of Elgin, Dave Syverson of Rockford, Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale and Dale Rising of Peoria were expected to vote pro-life but turned on the people of Illinois and voted to kill children, taking pro-life leaders by surprise. These were four needed votes we thought the babies had. If you know any of these traitors say a prayer for them right now. Voting for contraception and abortion is no small moral lapse.
Paul Caprio called this a major attack on Illinois women in a state that does not even provide mandated benefits for maternity care. Paul says the vote is a disgrace. The Senate has its priorities backwards. This bill increases premiums on Illinois policy holders to advance a pro-abortion agenda — no doubt about that. Pro-abortion Rod Blagoejevich is expected to sign the bill into law as soon as it reaches his desk.
Caprio suggests that there be political retribution against the pro-life state senators who voted for the bill. So far the other two pro-abortion bills involving a FACE law and experiments on human embryos and cloning have not come to the senate floor for a vote. It’s tough living in a state with a pro-abortion senate, a pro-abortion house, a pro-abortion governor — and we even have a pro-abortion mayor. Poor babies, poor women, poor us.