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Pro-abortion group projects messages onto National Shrine during US bishops’ prayer vigil for life

January 21, 2022

As the US bishops held their National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington on the evening of January 20, the pro-abortion organization Catholics for Choice projected messages onto the basilica’s bell tower and facade.

The projection was made from a pedestrian island on a city street, and the organization said it had secured a city permit.

“We felt it was important to put forward the truth that the majority of Catholics support abortion access,” said a Catholics for Choice spokesman. “So we secured all the necessary paperwork with the city. It was all above board and we made sure we did everything by the book and respectfully.”

“The attempted desecration is enormous,” said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco. “Diabolical. Mother Mary, pray for them, now and at the hour of death. Amen.”

 


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  • Posted by: Joseph Nicholas - Jan. 22, 2022 9:33 AM ET USA

    “We felt it was important to put forward the truth that the majority of Catholics support abortion access,” said a Catholics for Choice spokesman. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do or say. I pray their Christian principles overcome their evil.

  • Posted by: romy1277408 - Jan. 21, 2022 9:48 PM ET USA

    Sad to say, the Catholics for Choice are correct. A majority of Catholics polled (many polls over the past 50 years) support “choice”. So where are the bishops? I wonder what would happen to a pastor who gave homilies on the moral (and eternal) consequences of choosing abortion?

  • Posted by: grateful1 - Jan. 21, 2022 6:28 PM ET USA

    Abp. Cordileone was wrong in one respect: this was not merely "attempted" desecration -- it was outright desecration and vandalism. This will not stop until the Church hierarchy (that means YOU, Pope Francis, and YOU, Wilton Gregory, among so many others) unequivocally, universally, and repeatedly proclaims that any Catholic who supports abortion or "access" to abortion has effectively renounced his or her baptismal vows and is "Catholic" in name only.

  • Posted by: frjt - Jan. 21, 2022 9:13 AM ET USA

    I guess the 'fringes' are invited in by the synod on synodality