Friday, April 01, 2005

Ora et . . . Organiza

Via body and soul

New Order of Catholic Priests Is Forming to Fight Abortions

By Scott Gold
Times Staff Writer

March 31, 2005

AMARILLO, Texas — The Roman Catholic Church plans to establish its first religious society devoted exclusively to fighting euthanasia and abortion, church leaders said this week.

The male-only Missionaries of the Gospel of Life — founded by Father Frank A. Pavone, an outspoken opponent of abortion rights — will be housed in a vacant Catholic high school and dormitory on the grounds of the Diocese of Amarillo.

The order will have a decidedly political bent, and will be active rather than contemplative, Pavone said.

Its priests will be trained to conduct voter-registration drives, use the media to get out their antiabortion message and lobby lawmakers to restrict abortion rights.

They also will learn to lead demonstrations outside offices where abortions and family-planning services are provided.

"There is a difference between knowing the teachings and knowing how to effectively advance a movement," Pavone said.

Now, how is this different from that priest dude in El Salvador (?) that the Holy Father chewed out on national TV for being part of the government?

This is so bizzare, I'm not even sure how to wrap my head around it. I'm going to take a wild guess, shot in the dark--they are probably Republicans. Damn that Rove fella, outsmarts us every time. At last, George W. Bush now has his armies of compassion.


Blogger Steve Bogner said...

Hmmm... he says it will be active and not contemplative? Who says contemplation can't be active? Contemplation leads to action, I say. And action that stems from contemplation is probably more likely to have a firmer grounding in God's true will.

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