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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

March For Life 2007



Here is some news and pics regarding yesterday's March in Washington. From my perspective, the crowd seemed even larger than previous years but there was scant reporting in the media.
The speeches on the Mall were encouraging and to be in a sea of people all committed to the same goal was amazing.

Over the next day or so, I will put together some thoughts on the March but I continue to be impressed with the unity of Christians that is exhibited there. Even non-Christians have united and during one speech we were exhorted by Rabbi Levin, an orthodox Jew, to support Pope Benedict because he is a man with moral courage and a leader in the culture of life. I was blown away by that! This was a thoroughly ecumenical event and the speakers were from Orthodox, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant denominations.

An African American pastor exhorted African Americans to stand up against abortion because it was the leading cause of death in African Americans, but goes unnoticed by the Congressional Black Caucus. He made the point that if Martin Luther King's parents had aborted him, the landscape of civil rights for African Americans would be vastly different today.

I had the opportunity to meet Marcus Grodi of EWTN's Journey Home as well as Terry Schiavo's brother Michael. I met a community of Franciscan brothers who spend their days speaking out for the care of the frail elderly and the disabled. They are speaking out against euthanasia and care rationing and supported the Schiavo family during the time of her murder.

Thanks for all the prayers. More to come.

4 Comments:

Blogger Amber said...

Wow... great to hear something from someone who was there... I listened to it all on the radio. I heard there were even Mormons there rallying for life...

Awesome! Can't wait to hear more of your thoughts!

January 23, 2007 1:21 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Thanks Amber, there will be some more photos as well.
God bless
Wasn't that Rabbi on fire for God?

January 23, 2007 6:37 PM  
Blogger NotMyOpinion30 said...

Looking at your pictures and reading your posts makes me wish I would've dropped everything to join you. I'm glad that you and all of those other people have more fortitude than I do. I hope that we will see an end to legalized abortion in our lifetime.

Thank you for representing all Christians there.

January 23, 2007 11:25 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

thanks MNO. There is a large voice in this country that rejects abortion, but it is not heard because of the media. When you see the sea of people on the March, you wonder how this could have ever happened in our country, that was even more "christian" in 1973 than it is now. The next thing on the horizon is Euthanasia and we are asleep at the wheel as we were with abortion.

January 24, 2007 7:59 AM  

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