The shrieker shrieked that anything pro-life is mere politics.
A friend, who told me this story, told him that protecting life in the womb has to do with morality, and that it’s immoral to destroy life.
“If abortion is immoral, then I want to go to hell,” the shrieker shrieked loudly enough for all to hear in the large gathering of seemingly otherwise committed Catholics who belonged to a chivalrous group who famously claim to be practicing Catholics who are pro-life and pro-family.
No one else said a thing. They’re all afraid to say anything. Except one, the guy telling me the story. Is this where we’ve arrived? Are we all so apologetic about life?
Mind you, the shrieker is a pillar of the Catholic community.
Mind you, the shrieker shrieked loudly, repeating himself many times, with anger, with arrogance, explosively, as a challenge to God and man:
“I want to go to hell. I want to go to hell. I want to go to hell.”
We pray for him and those like him for their conversion. We pray for fortitude of those who should know better so as to say something. Imagine if everyone there, all committed Catholics proud of their great apostolates, would have just stopped everything else and helped him to understand the truth, and that he should go to Confession. After all, by his shrieking he had already stopped everything else.
We should remember that Mary carried the Son of the Living God in her womb for nine months. Hail Mary…