DNC Convention 2012: “Thus do we praise you for the gift of life. Grant us to defend it. Life, without which no other rights are secure. We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected.” From the prayer by Cardinal Timothy Dolan
January 2014: Cardinal Tim Dolan celebrated what was billed as a “pro-life Mass” in New York.
“Wherever the dignity of human life . . . is threatened,” people of faith have a “sacred responsibility,” he said, to “speak up” and “come to the assistance” of those whose civil rights are endangered, most especially “the innocent baby in the womb.”
June 2014: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby as an affirmation of “justice” and “respect for human life.”
July 2014: As a Catholic in the United States watching, as others are, the violence unfolding in Gaza, I wait to hear the United States Bishops raise their voices on behalf of those already born with at least the same fervor with which they have spoken out to defend those “waiting to be born.” Will they seek the Sunday talk shows and other guest appearances to urge an end to the killing? The man from Galilee would expect it. And it would be pro-life.
Another demonstration is planned for Tuesday June 22 from 4 -6 p.m. at the same location in Honolulu: the corner of Atkinson and Ala Moana Boulevard.