We are back from our August one-day Face the Truth Tour, and are again impressed with the dedication and sacrifice of the faithful few who recognize the importance of taking abortion to the streets of the nation, to show an indifferent and hostile pubic how ugly abortion is. Our hope is that after they see the photographs of murdered babies, people will understand better how terrible abortion is, how unjust it is, and how offensive abortion must be to God, the Creator of these new lives.
Those Who Hunger and Thirst After Justice
We also hope some of them will join the battle to fight abortion by learning more about it and by educating their families and friends, vote against politicians who support abortion, activate church leaders to fight abortion and make it a major issue in their lives.
On the way to the office Tuesday I heard one of my favorite catechists, Fr. John Corapi, talking about how we Christians should heed Christ’s plea to ” hunger and thirst after justice.” Father said that as Christians we should feel anger, horror and repugnance “in our bones” in the presence of grave injustice. The example he used was the vicious, outrageous, injustice of abortion.
My ears perked up. He said that those who only feel bad about abortion, and even wish it were not legal and would just go away, yet don’t let themselves get worked up over it and decide to use all their energy to fight it, have something seriously wrong with them. He suggested that even if they think the crazies out there who fight abortion by holding ugly signs of aborted babies, stand in front of abortion mills to try to talk women out of abortion, and hand out literature to complete strangers, are weird and misguided, they should think again.
The activists, Father admonished, are the ones who truly hunger and thirst for justice and that their seemingly bazare actions make real sense, while those who stand on the sidelines and watch with a critical eye are to be pitied. They recognize the injustice but are unwilling to do anything to change it. They do not “hunger and thirst” for justice, but only feel bad about it, which helps no one.
It was comforting to hear Father affirm what I have always believed to be true. We here at the Pro-Life Action League are seen by the world as crazies. So it’s comforting to hear one of the clearest thinkers of our age confirm that what we are doing because of our hunger and thirst for justice is the right thing to do while it is those who sit around and just feel bad about abortion who are to be pitied.
Critics of the activists would be of more service to society—and especially for the unborn—if they occasionally put on sackcloth and ashes and joined a Face the Truth Tour. Jesus said that whatever we do to one of the least of His brethren, we do to Him. He told us to go and teach, which is what we do when we take to the streets and tell people how ugly abortion is. I am glad to have been out with the witnesses today, and I hope our efforts will bear fruit a hundred-fold, by saving the lives of the unborn and the consciences of their mothers.
“Contraception Is Not the Answer,” Sept. 22-23
On September 21 and 22 something is going to happen in Chicago that will shake up our hedonistic society. It won’t happen right away, but it will start the ball rolling. Our historic conference, “Contraception Is Not the Answer” will arm pro-lifers with the arguments needed to go out into the world and begin the unraveling of the contraceptive mentality that is the tap root of the catalogue of evils that are destroying our society.
I promise that if you do not avail yourself of this important and historic gathering you will be kicking yourself for the rest of our natural life. Recall the old saying, “We regret more the good we fail to do than the evil we do.”