What are you doing for Mother’s Day?
If you’re a normal American, you’re most likely celebrating your mother in some way. Maybe you’ll write or mail her a card (if so, hopefully you already have). Maybe you’ll take your mother or family out to eat at a nice restaurant.
Either way, one thing you probably won’t be doing is using Mother’s Day to celebrate an action that goes contrary to the entire purpose of the day – abortion – which brings an abrupt and violent end to motherhood.
Fox News reports that pro-abortion activists are planning to target Catholic churches around the nation for protest on Mother’s Day.
The reason for the protests being targeted towards Catholic churches is because of the Catholic faith of six of the nine current justices on the U.S. Supreme Court: Chief Justice John Roberts, and Associate Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Sonia Sotomayor.
The group behind the planned protests is Ruth Sent Us, with “Ruth” referring to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice’, ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe. Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8. #WarOnWomen #MothersDayStrike,” the group recently posted on Twitter.
Because The Daily Citizen doesn’t want to lend an ounce of support to Ruth Sent Us, we won’t be linking to the tweet or organization.
As The Daily Citizen reported yesterday, the same organization is also planning to protest at the houses of the six conservative justices on the high court beginning on Mother’s Day.
With seemingly increasing frequency, Catholic churches have been targeted by criminals for vandalism because of the Church’s 2,000-year-long opposition to abortion.
This happened recently at a Catholic church in Boulder, Colorado where criminals vandalized Sacred Heart of Mary Church, a church in the Archdiocese of Denver headed by Archbishop Aquila.
According to KRDO, “Parishioners of the Boulder County church showed up for morning mass to find anti-catholic and abortion rights messages spray-painted on their buildings. Windows were smashed, and messages of universal healthcare were also left on sculptures.”
The graffiti said, “My Body My Choice,” and “You Don’t Speak 4 God.”
Mark Haas, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese, said 30 Catholic churches around Denver have been vandalized over the past two years.
One parishioner, who worked to clean up the vandalism, told CBS4, “People just have so much hatred in their hearts. We pray for them.”
Haas also said, “(In the Bible) there are so many stories of the apostles being persecuted for what they believe, and they are actually joyful about it. They are convicted, it won’t stop them. We can say the same for our parish. We are very strong in what we believe. We certainly are not going to be intimidated by this.”
Given the increasing amount of vitriol and vandalism directed at Christian churches, it would be good to consider what to do if criminals interrupted a church service we are present at.
Would you sit silently and pray, hoping the ushers, pastor(s) and security team, if your church has one, handle the situation?
Would you expect the men of the parish or congregation to stand up and gently, but forcefully, confront and remove the protesters?
Either way, if you celebrate your mother this Sunday in any special way, you’ll be spending your time in a much better way than those participating in any planned protests will.
Photo from CBS Denver.