Sunday, January 12, 2020

The March for Life and it's Catholic critics

A not insignificant number of Catholics have a problem with the March for Life because they think the marchers are just having fun. Others are displeased because Catholic marchers are mixing with non-Catholics, especially Evangelicals, and Catholics who are pro contraception.  Others are convinced that any good that happens to the souls and intellect of the  marchers is canceled out because the marchers end up going to irreverent Masses at the FedEx Arena.
Michael Voris just snapped at a young girl named Sophie for being excited about having gone to the march last year.

It's true that the man who is fasting and praying and doing penance at home because of abortion and the  woman praying in front of an abortion center are greater than the marchers and it's true that the march is not supposed to be a big party but I'm not sure if slapping down this kid is really doing the pro-life cause any good.


Fr. VF said...

The official purpose of the March for Life since its founding has been to lobby Congress for the Paramount Human Life Amendment. I think it's a lost cause, but I would never say a word against going. Or against having a wonderful time.

I wish the March for Life's official purpose were to lobby the GOVERNORS to nullify the Supreme Court's abortion decisions.

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

It was Nellie Gray's original intention that the March be prayerful, not a gab-fest.

Mary Kay said...

I come from a Church on the West Coast, and it is a BIG DEAL for our young people to raise enough money for travel and hotels. It brings to life the whole issue of the March. And the young people get to meet others who agree on the reality of the pro-life movement. There is no excuse to snap at them. This might be the moment when a young person commits more deeply to the Faith. The last group at our chapel got stuck in a blizzard. They shared so many stories of their adventures and they made a video about those adventures and new friendships. They inspired their younger siblings, as well as the adult community. It is a good thing when people become engaged with the Faith, perhaps in a way not visible in their own part of the world. I hope Mr. Voris isn't becoming jaded.