Alright…I am the first to admit that I wasn’t present at Notre Dame this past week. However, there were a lot of great people that showed up at South Bend to protest Notre Dame’s presentation of an honorary doctorate degree of law to President Obama. Correct me if I am wrong, but aren’t those who are given law degrees supposed to protect the lives of the innocent rather than make it easier to kill them?
Something stirred in me today as I watched the president give his address and heard the cries of babies in the background (quite fitting) and to see a couple of radicals that stood up for life today. Where were there rest of the radicals…where was I?
I just returned from the March for Life in Washington D.C. Prior to the march, CEC for Life held two nights of rallies and participated in many events during the day. I was asked by Fr. Terry, founder of CEC for Life, to lead worship at the rallies. What you must understand is that this is not my gifting, but I was willing to be used by God and I think it turned out pretty good. 🙂 I was accompanied by Luke Jones (guitar), Andrew Slagel (bass), John Tittmann (keys), and Haley Bifulco (drums). We had two awesome nights of worship along with some great speakers such as Fr. Karl Lynn, Brian Kemper of Stand True Ministries, and several women from the Silent No More campaign. Prior to each rally, the newly elected Patriarch, Archbishop Craig Bates, celebrated the Eucharist and encouraged the young adults to continue the fight. The day of the march, CEC for Life held its annual Liturgy for the Pre-born at the Time of Death in front of the Supreme Court. Fr. Terry Gensemer officiated and the Patriarch once again brought forth a great word to the crowds. Here is where it gets interesting…just prior to the Patriarch speaking Fr. Terry pulls me aside during one of the readings and tells me that I am going to address the crowd! Needless to say, I was shaking in my boots! Fr. Terry called me up to speak after the Patriarch and this is what came out of my mouth: