Friday, October 21, 2011

Pro-Life Anderson passed away

I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven -- whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise -- whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows -- and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.
 – 2 Corinthians 12:1-4

Pro-Life Anderson
I learned through a twitter message from Father Frank Pavone of the death of Pro-Life Anderson. I had never heard of him before. There are many unsung heros in the pro-Life crusade.

His message was a simple one. He got down on his knees and prayed:
"For the love of God, love of country and love of life ... protect the unborn in anyway you possibly can. Through your prayers, your actions ... anything else. Without life there is no liberty or pursuit of happiness."
Father Frank remembers him this way:
“Over the years I have been inspired by many pro-life activists and have tried to pattern my own life on them, but among those who have inspired me the most was ‘Prolife Anderson.’ This humble, energetic man – who was an orphan -- served our nation in the Air Force for two decades, receiving medals of commendation twice. But it was his passionate devotion of unborn children that most dramatically shaped his long life. Whether in Reno, Nevada, or Savannah Georgia, or any of the cities he visited in between, Prolife Anderson spoke publicly his pro-life message to anyone who would listen – and to those who would not listen.

“Many called him crazy. It was an honor, however, to stand with him in city after city against the atrocity of abortion, and to be called crazy with him. As he and I often discussed, we are crazy with love for our unborn brothers and sisters.

“He wore red socks to signify that we are all wading in the blood of the innocent. His car was covered with bumper stickers that gave voice to the voiceless. And in 1987 he had his first name legally changed to “Prolife.” His commitment to our youngest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters – those still in the womb – was absolute and all-consuming.

“That’s what I have learned from him over these years, and that’s how I will honor him, by calling numerous others to join me and my colleagues in a lifetime commitment to ending abortion.”



Here is some more information about him:
Pro-Life Anderson was born Charles Frederick Anderson in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1927. He had his name legally changed to “Pro-Life” in 1987.

Anderson never knew his father, friends say, and moved to Savannah at the age of three, after his mother died, to live with his grandparents. A self-described juvenile delinquent, Anderson was sent to St. Joseph’s orphanage after his grandfather died, and his grandmother, who had to go back to work to support the family, struggled with him and his brother, Allie.

Anderson grew up in a Protestant family but converted to Catholicism at the orphanage. He went to Benedictine Military School but said he dropped out to help support his grandmother. He spent 20 years in the Air Force and married Marie Patricia Cecelia Moore, a 38-year-old widow with a 9-year-old son, in 1964. They moved to Reno, Nevada.

Anderson started campaigning against abortion in Reno the late 1970s, inspired, he said, after his stepson’s girlfriend had an abortion. His wife died in 1984, and he moved back to Savannah in 1997.
Requiescat in Pace.

Here is the funeral information for those in the Savannah, Georgia area:
Visitation for Anderson will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Gamble Funeral Service, 10 Stephenson Ave. A vigil service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Gamble Funeral Service Chapel. Mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, 222 East Harris St.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, are being accepted at Priests for Life, P.O. Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314; at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1003 East Victory Dr., Savannah, GA, 31405 and at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, 222 East Harris St., Savannah, GA, 31401.
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All the angels and the archangels, pray for us.

2 comments:

  1. Michael, what do you think about this?
    http://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/vatican-calls-for-a-central-world-bank/

    I hope Pro-Life Anderson is resting in peace.

    Ride :)

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  2. Hi Ride! Yes, he seems like a very sweet man. May he rest in eternal peace.

    Ride, I haven't looked into the whole thing about the Vatican calling for a Central World Bank. I assume it is a bunch of nonsense. Thomas Peters has written about this:
    http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=21986

    Please watch the video of Father Thomas Reese which Peters embedded in his article. It's a rather disgraceful performance by a Catholic priest. He is a very liberal (Marxist?) Jesuit that teaches at Georgetown. If there was any kind of sanity in the Catholic Church in the US, he would have been excommunicated a long time ago. Instead we see bishops punishing good, faithful priests like Father Frank Pavone and Father Michael Rodríguez.

    One warning about Thomas Peters -- he is very conservative in his politics. People like him tend to ignore the pronouncements of the Pope and the Church when it doesn't suit their politics.

    Pope Benedict XVI has been very consistent in condemning the economic system when it causes poverty and hunger through unfair practices. This causes a huge distortion in the distribution of wealth. This is especially a problem for developing economies, but now we are seeing the growing effects even in the developed nations.

    I don't think the Pope would go as far as to call for a World Central Bank. In fact he has warned about the dangers of a "New World Order":

    "Today we find ourselves in the midst of a second Enlightenment... which is entitled the New World Order... telling us that man now has the right and the duty to construct a new world on a rational basis.... In this way new forms of oppression are born, and a new ruling class arises. Ultimately the destiny of other men is decided by those who have scientific power at their disposal and those who manage the finances."

    I was so surprised by this quote that I had to go out and verify it. It appears in a book titled "Europe: Today and Tomorrow" by (at that time) Cardinal Ratzinger. After describing this threat of a global "technocracy", he goes on to warn of the danger of the creation of a "Brave New World" as described by Aldous Huxley where humans are created through artificial means.

    I have written in the past about transhumanism and I think that is definitely the direction that the global elites are headed. I think that "homosexual marriage" is part of that push since those couples cannot produced children naturally. So too is the sexualization of children which is aimed at separating sex from reproduction.

    Today we have Gardasil vaccines. Unless we act now, in the near future there will be vaccines that sterilize children before entering puberty. The choice of who can have children will be in the hands of the government.

    The one global institution standing in the way of this agenda is the Catholic Church. So you can expect more attacks on the Church -- both physical and spiritual.

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