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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Comparing Planned Parenthood to ISIS? Right on!

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky got taken to the woodshed by a parishioner recently for comparing Planned Parenthood to ISIS in the weekly bulletin. (Seems apt to me. The only difference between the victims is their size and place of residence and the fact that the kid killers have the consent of the moms.)

The Catholic lady who pulled Father aside to remonstrate with him knows Cecile Richards, head of PP, personally and finds her "very friendly" (at least to born women). Really, the lady says she's pro-life, but finds Father's approach over the top, one that causes other parishioners (not her) to "roll their eyes" when they read the bulletin.

Father's response was to write an article for The Catholic Thing about the incident and it's a humdinger! Don't miss it.

Planned Parenthood: Compare and Contrast

I first met Fr. Pokorsky when he was the pro-life director of the diocese. Gosh -- had to be 35 years ago. He was getting together one on one with pro-life leaders in the diocese. It made an impression, not only because he paid for the lunch, but because he was so seriously committed to defending the unborn. One would expect that to be the default position of a priest, but, sadly, that often isn't the case. In fact, many are silent on almost any controversial issue to avoid confrontations with the parish pharisees who are nicer than Jesus. 

Well, Father gets my two thumbs up vote for using his bully bulletin pulpit to speak the truth about Planned Parenthood in a way that gets attention. Certainly Jesus used some shocking language when he called the pharisees "whited sepulchers filled with dead men's bones." And that description is pretty apt for Planned Parenthood as well. How many bones (and hearts and livers and brains) are stuffed in their refrigerators next to staff lunches?

The Catholic lady may think Father's bulletin notice was over the top, but that's only because she's already born. If the babies could speak for themselves, don't you think they'd agree with Father?