Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jan. 23, 2011
Fr. Anthony Brankin
Gospel: Matt 4:12-23. “I will make you fishers of men.”
Summary: This weekend is the commemoration of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing 50 million aborted baby deaths. There will be protests of hundreds of thousands of people in Washington, D.C. In Chicago, citizens won”t have a good choice in their vote for mayor. Carol Moseley Braun has criticized Rahm Emanuel for not being strongly pro-abortion. Emanuel has responded by reaffirming his belief in abortion. The new crime in America is not favoring abortion.
Politicians have become successful by climbing the piled-up bodies of aborted babies on their way to the top. Abortion has contributed to the coarsening of life in America.
Here are ways to combat abortion: 1) Don”t use euphemisms. Abortion is the killing of unborn babies, 2) Be bold in talking of life. Maybe at the march in Washington, the crowd should turn down another street, jam traffic, and risk arrest, 3) Bishops need to take a more courageous role. Bishop Burke, when he was bishop of La Crosse, said that pro-abortion politicians should not receive Holy Communion, and 4) stay fascinated with the beauty of life. See God himself in the chubby little face and eyes of a baby.