Running into the obscene frisking stories circulating the media had me wondering about the slowness of the American people to react with total outrage to the intrusive searching at airports. Is it perhaps that our pornified culture is so used to sexual acts being foisted on us that a routing grope is just another thing to be accepted? Watching people engage in sexual encounters has become routine on television shows, movies, music videos, commercials, billboards and mobile phones. Surely watching someone get politely molested at an airport can’t arouse the same outrage as it once would have.
This past Sunday I had a very unique experience at my parish in a small town in Northern Ontario. Just before the conclusion of Mass and the final prayer the altar was cleared, the monstrance was brought out, and the entire parish proceeded to participate in formal Eucharistic Adoration – for the intention of “all nascent human life.” This unusual event happened thanks to the call of Pope Benedict XVI, who earlier this year sent out a letter to every diocese on the globe, asking Catholics worldwide to join him in a pro-life vigil on the weekend of Saturday, Nov. […]