This year, the beginning of October may have brought the Supreme Court back to Washington, DC, but it brought Fr. Scott Daniels to Washington state, where he enjoyed what he describes as “one of the most blessed experiences” he’s had with Priests for Life.
On Saturday, October 2, Fr. Scott joined parishioners from St. Monica’s on Mercer Island for Mass, followed by an all day symposium on life issues. Following nurse Eileen Geller’s presentation on her outstanding work through True Compassion Advocates to combat the forces of euthanasia in a state where assisted suicide is sanctioned, Fr. Scott spoke to the assembly. He addressed the uniqueness of each person and encouraged those who pray outside abortion mills to ask God to change the hearts of those inside.
At the weekend Masses, Fr. Scott emphasized in the homilies that, unlike Habakkuk and Israel in their time, we have the advantage of God’s revelation in and through Our Lord, Jesus Christ. He noted, “Even though we must make our way through this pilgrimage journey, we already have the confirmation that Christ has defeated death and the enemy.”
On Monday, Respect Life Coordinator Paul Robertson took Fr. Scott to Seattle to visit Dr. Theresa Deisher, whose AVM Biotechnology is doing outstanding research on autism. It was a most inspiring trip, made so by the wonderful souls Fr. Scott met in the Great Northwest.