Without doubt it was an outstanding victory speech for the pro-life movement in America. It was a shot in the arm for the pro-life advocates locally in Orange County. The auditorium last night at the Marywood Pastoral Center in the city of Orange was filled to capacity. There was enthusiasm & smiles all around us.
We were honored with the presence of two of our bishops, Bishop Dominic Luong and Bishop Cirilo Flores. Both strongly support Priests for Life. Director Georgeann Lovett of Respect Life and Justice and Peace introduced Fr. Frank Pavone and all were pleased with the large number of Respect Life Representatives from each Church and their parishioners. Both before and after the talk there was a long line wanting to talk with Fr. Pavone and sign some of his books.
A write-up by this reporter or the one in the Orange County Catholic for February cannot do justice to Father Pavone’s presentation. THIS TALK AND PRESENTATION BY FATHER FRANK PAVONE NEEDS TO BE STUDIED AND IMITATED BY OTHERS; PARTICULARLY - OUR YOUNG PEOPLE.
I telephoned Catholic Radio today and they sell the tape of the talk for $8.00 and $3.50 for mailing. Their address and telephone number is as follows: St. Joseph Radio- 1215 E. Chapman Ave., Suite 3, Orange, Ca. 92859 – Tel. (714) 744-0336
May I share with you several of the highlights?
1.) We are a people of life and have a commitment to life. It is not simply a cause; the greatest movement in our country. This is a charism and a deeper union with God himself. It’s a response to Jesus Christ and a response to the unborn child.
2.) Freedom of Choice: It is contrary to facts. Women get abortions because they have no freedom or choice. They have been in such despair. They are already in prison. We are not in the business of hate but in the business of love. We are the brothers and sister of the unborn child. We are one family in Christ.
3.) Pro-life and Social Justice are one. We respond to the sufferings in Haiti. A child is killed in our community and dismembered. We are entrusted to the care of one another. It will take time. Recall the time it took to remove slavery.
Some Powerful Tools and Voices.
Ultra Sound – seeing the person we are trying to defend. We have a more powerful direct imagery of the unborn child via a camera in place from 4.5 weeks to 12 weeks. We will give one to each mother-to-be that is going to have an abortion. This has the National Geographic’s stamp of approval. Father Pavone gave us info on how to use the blogs - SilentNoMore.org – Iregretmyabortion.org –politicalresponsibility.com – Freedom Riders for the Unborn. Etc.
George H. Kubeck – Add prayer to the above – 40 Days For Life – Feb. 17th to March 28th. Planned Parenthood Mill – 700 S. Tustin St. Orange, Ca. 92866 – Daily – 6AM to 6 PM