The month of January is abuzz with hundreds of pro-life events to honor the 60,000,000 babies killed by abortion in the U.S. since the passage of Roe v Wade. The purpose of these events is to bring an end to the holocaust and expose the truth of what abortion does, provide alternative resources for those facing unplanned pregnancies and offer healing to those who have had and/or encouraged abortion.
One of the speakers at a recent San Diego Walk for Life was Auxiliary Bishop John Dolan of the San Diego Diocese. We are sure the event planners were anticipating an exhilarating and inspiring presentation on the value of life in the womb that would resonate with the thousands in attendance, those reading about it and hopefully reach the hearts of many who have been misled by pro-choice rhetoric.
Instead, Bishop Dolan decided to minimize the pro-life message by telling a local news reporter for the Times of San Diego “In many ways, that’s why I’m here ... This whole March for Life encompasses everything, not just … the unborn, but also DACA." According to The California Catholic Daily, the Bishop "ended his stage appearance with his typical humor: Go in pieces.”
With all due respect to Bishop Dolan, he is way off base. The walks and marches do NOT encompass everything and should NOT be used for pontificating the pros and cons of DACA. DACA recipients are not facing death. They are not going to be ripped from their mother’s womb piece by piece and parted out to the highest bidder. And, what would motivate him to end his speech with “go in pieces.” One can only hope he was misquoted (although no one has issued a denial to date) ... as how could anyone consider a comment like that humorous at a pro-life event.
Because of church leaders like Auxilliary Bishop Dolan and his boss, Bishop McElroy, they are losing respect from faithful followers by misinterpreting the Cathechism of the Catholic church to support a liberal agenda … alienating citizens and legal immigrants. Now with this little political stunt…..they will be losing even more.