The following is from an email sent to CalCatholic:
Live Action’s Unite for Life event is on Saturday, October 16th!
Join Live Action and thousands of fellow human rights activists for a night of world-class speakers and musical performances to help launch one of the most historic pro-life campaigns in our nation’s history.
I will be speaking at the event, along with these other speakers and performers:
- Colton Dixon
- Nick Vujicic
- David Daleiden
- Sean Feucht
- Father Richard Sunwoo
- And many more!
Here are the other details for the event:
DATE: Saturday, October 16, 2021
LOCATION: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA
TIME: 4:00pm – 8:00pm PDT
NO COST: But limited tickets are available, sign up now!
Here’s where you can register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rally-for-life-at-the-santa-monica-pier-tickets-178443478247?aff=email
For the preborn,
Founder and President
I might go. I just hope there’s no hostility from pro choice protesters.
May God bless all who stand, pray and work for life, especially at this critical time.
Hope to see many of the Pro-Life Catholics who frequent this site at the Live Action event on Saturday. Faith and works.
I might go. I just hope there’s not any hostility from pro-choice protesters.
Man up Dylan, go and bring re-enforcements.
Yeah I’ll bring Trent Horn with me, lol
Man up and ask him Dylan, being a wallflower is weak.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Jesus (Matt. 5:10-12)
Is a ride on the Ferris wheel included?
Per the articles posted on CCD one wonders if the Church has anything to preach to the world other than abortion is wrong. Does the Church have teachings on immigration, holiness, poverty, war, culture, beauty, art, ethics, morality, justice, the environment? It seems sex, abortion and contraception are the primary concerns of this website.
Lucy, in answer to your question, yes. I have preached on all of those issues you raise. Yet, at this time, even some prominent Catholics are furthering the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent babies by abortion. I know of no Catholics advocating killing immigrants, unholiness, promoting poverty, war, injustice and ugliness; or destroying the environment. Do you? And, sadly, “sex, abortion and contraception” are the primary concerns of much political activity, academia and media, including Hollywood and social media, lately. The culture is pushing those issues and the Church is merely responding and not capitulating (at least as much) as the libertine anti-marriage, anti-family, anti-faith, anti-life elites would like us to. We didn’t pick these fights, but we cannot walk away from them either. And, we have the capability for more than a few things. Let’s continue to promote beauty, truth and goodness (which, by the way, do include life, chastity, and things in accord with nature). I hope that helps explain our current situation.
” …immigration, holiness, poverty, war, culture, beauty, art, ethics, morality, justice, the environment?” Lucy, you are right that CCD posters like myself delve into sexual ethics more than any other. So guilty as charged. But there is a reason for this: sexual ethics has much to do with holiness, culture, ethics, morality, justice and even the environment.
1. Holiness: a persons who can’t control themselves sexually cannot maintain the discipline required in the spiritual life;
2. culture: JP II called the modern obsession with abortion the “culture of death.” Human sacrifice becomes a way of life and a supposed solution to society’s fixation on promiscuity. So if we ask,” what defines a culture?” it is hard not to see how foundational sexual ethics really is;
3. ethics: though ethics embraces much more than sexual ethics, sexual ethics, based on the Natural Law, informs or has repercussions in the media, politics and policy decisions both foreign and domestic;
4. morality: find a moral position on anything and ask to see the foundational presuppositions– if in some way the sacredness of human life is foundational to that position, then that is a pro-life issue and cannot be separated from sexual ethics;
5. Justice: human sacrifice is the greatest injustice prevailing today; so is the sexual libertinism an injustice to the dignity of the human person;
6. environment: there is a tie-in with sexual ethics in at least one sense: contraceptive chemicals unleashed into waterways have been shown to cause deformities in fish. A small connection, but a real one.
All that said, Deacon Craig Anderson’s reply is worth pondering at length. Hope this helps a little, and if not, tell me why, and thanks in advance.
Deacon Craig and Dan: thank you for your responses. I am pro life and understand it is important to speak out against abortion. However, there are other issues I think should be addressed too. For example, after marijuana was legalized in California, a priest at my parish, said during a homily that using marijuana is not a sin now that it is legal. It’s like drinking beer. Well, Pope Francis has spoken out against marijuana use. Drugs are such a problem right now in America and I think more homilies should address this important issue. Illegal drug use is a sin and a scourge on our society. Drugs and porn are horrible.
You’re right, drugs and pornography should be addressed as well. Both are devastating persons, families and our society. While I’ve sometimes heard addictions addressed, rarely have I heard pornography addressed. Only one diocese that I know of provides pornography resources and referrals for every parish. Ask any priest or any of us involved in ministry to men, pornography is a major problem for many Catholic men, even those regularly attending our parishes. To “the list,” I would add mental health issues and suicide prevention (and helping suicide-bereaved family and friends). Especially in light of our changed and more isolated lives since COVID struck, many, if not most, are suffering from some depression and even anxiety. We need real relationships with one another as well as with the Lord Jesus, the healing Divine Physician.
Alcohol abuse and verbal abuse, as well. It is also amazing how lonely a person in a family can be. People who behave like saints out if the world can be very cruel to their own family members.
Life for many children is a situation of one horror after another.