Let me get this straight.
Baby Joseph is about to have his tubes pulled which will mean he will die.
The Washington-based Christian Defense Coalition announced Tuesday that they and the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network are holding two prayer gatherings in London, Ontario this weekend for Joseph. The prayer and public witness events will be on Saturday, March 5, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in front of the London Health Sciences Centre’s Children’s Hospital. They will be held on the corner of Wellington and Commissioners Rd. There will also be a rally in support of Joseph’s family on Saturday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Location to be announced. (Source)
So the Americans are coming into our own backyard to save a Canadian baby?
Do I have that right?
Where is Bishop Fabbro, the Chair of the Ad Hoc Commitee for Life and Family, in all of this? This whole drama is happening in his own backyard (London) and there has not even been a press release or statement from the Diocese expressing support for the family in a very important pro-life battle in this country. There does not appear to be anything on their flashy new website about anything concerning Baby Joseph or the controversy at all. Am I missing something? Surely the diocese has said or done something about this crisis.
There’s a lot of talk about “stepping up” on pro-life issues by our bishops, but when a REALLY, REALLY BIG ONE PRESENTS ITSELF, nothing gets said or done. We always have to pull and drag them, sometimes kicking and screaming, to do their jobs.
Not surprising, of course…considering.
And what about the CCCB? There’s nothing about it on their website either – just the “big news” on which bishops get shuffled where. Here we have our own case of Terri Schiavo and the Canadian Church, once again, is missing in action. We’ve got international attention on our death panels. We’ve got Americans coming over here to take control, and our <ahem> “leadership” is MIA. All of this previous talk by the bishops about “taking a leadership” role in the pro-life fight is just slick PR for the hierarchy and the bureaucratic machinery. We have this tragic drama playing out before our eyes and there has not been one Church leader (from what I have seen to date) that has raised a finger to help. Where’s Salt+Light TV, by the way? Any coverage of it on their station or their blog to date? Nope. Too controversial, you see. After all, as Fr. Rosica says:
“We never set ourselves up in opposition to something or someone. We’re an alternative to what’s out there on television.” (Source)
Memo to our bishops and other influential church politicians: if you want credibility on Life Issues: TRY ANSWERING THE DOOR WHEN THEY ARRIVE ON YOUR DOORSTEP
….FOR A CHANGE.