Friday, September 16, 2011

If 100 bishops got thrown in jail ... that would be wonderful

But the high priest rose up and all who were with him, that is, the party of the Sad'ducees, and filled with jealousy they arrested the apostles and put them in the common prison.

But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out and said, "Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life."

 – Acts 5:17-20

This article titled "Kreeft: It would be wonderful if 100 bishops got thrown in jail for marching with graphic images" appeared on LifeSiteNews the day before we got the shocking news that Father Frank Pavone had been recalled by Bishop Zurek of Amarillo.
In a new video released last month by the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform, famed Catholic philosopher and author Peter Kreeft says it would be “wonderful” if one hundred bishops were arrested for marching with graphic images of aborted babies.

His comments are poignant in light of recent decisions by certain bishops to withdraw from pro-life events after the organizers could not guarantee that graphic images would not be present.

“What is wrong with exposing people to the truth?” he asked. “Suppose you were allowed to show the horrors in Auschwitz to the average German citizen. It might have toppled Hitler earlier. If something horrible is happening, covering it up is more horrible.”

Using the images is “probably going to be illegal. You’ll probably be thrown in jail,” he said.

He then recounted a story about a pro-life activist who picketed with a graphic image as President Bill Clinton entered the 1992 Democratic Convention in New York, and was arrested despite being well outside the 10-foot limit.

“None of the TV cameras filmed that incident. Well, if a hundred people did that, the TV cameras would have to film it,” he explained. “If a hundred bishops marched with those pictures and got thrown in jail, the newspapers would have to headline ‘100 bishops thrown in jail’.”

“That would be wonderful,” he continued. “Not because I hate bishops, because I love them.”
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  1. Hi Michael. Prof Kreeft is stellar as always. But I really encourage you to take down the site which, as a better writer than I put it, compares Fr. Pavone to an "orca". Their whole approach is not only canonically and factually misguided but just an all around Bad Thing.

    Let's redouble our prayers for him, all Pro-Life work and a speedy resolution to the process itself. The process should be simple if everyone makes it so (which includes us third parties...). But Old Scratch would love nothing more than to have those in his own Enemy's camp to catalyze the formation of

    God Bless, TI

  2. Thinkling. I assume you're referring to the "Free Father Frank" links. I've been thinking about that since I posted them. Although I can't really find anything specifically wrong with their content, the title itself is not "uplifting". I'm also concerned that those sites may be linked with the CBR demonstrations which are targeting Catholic churches in the Diocese of Amarillo. Which is definitely not a good idea. So, down they go!

    Thanks for your input.