Daily Archives: February 6, 2008

Speaking of films, and in honor of "Have a Heart" month, check out _Mo_

Mo is an award-winning, independent film about a boy with Marfan syndrome. You can read a press release about it here.

Order the DVD here.

A thought for Ash Wednesday, from "Ash-Wednesday"

From T. S. Eliot’s “Ash-Wednesday V” (1930):

Will the veiled sister pray for
Those who walk in darkness, who chose thee and oppose thee,
Those who are torn on the horn between season and season,
time and time, between
Hour and hour, word and word, power and power, those who wait
In darkness? Will the veiled sister pray
For children at the gate
Who will not go away and cannot pray:
Pray for those who chose and oppose

O my people, what have I done unto thee.

These words always speak to me of the horror of abortion. The “children at teh gate / Who will nto go away and cannot pray,” the innocents trapped in limbo because of their murders.
Eliot’s use of “chose and oppose” prophetically echoes the language of the Left. We are the “opponents” and they are the advocates of “choice.” Yet Eliot is also referring to those who choose Mary and to those who oppose her.

And then, of course, the last line, quoting Micah 6:3, “O my people, what have I done unto thee,” reflecting the horror of genocide.

Yet, again, in its original context, it was God’s lament as to what would make His children reject Him. So the words work both ways.

40 Days for Life, Phase II

The first 40 Days for Life, in October, sent Planned Parenthood into a panic. Now, the folks at Eugenics ‘R’ Us are beside themselves in horror: 40 Days for Life II starts on Ash Wednesday!

Recently, in the controversy about the Georgia Bishops, I asked why the bishops weren’t participating in abortion demonstrations. Well, Bishop Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota, is one who *does* pray in front of Planned Parenthood, and he is a leader in the 40 Days movement.

Another award-winning pro-life movie

L’Osservatore Romano is praising The Diving Bell and a Butterfly, which has one two Golden Globes and best director at Cannes, and has four Oscar nominations.
It’s the true story of an Elle magaine editor who was completely paralyzed from a stroke, except for his eyes, but had a fully functioning brain.
Rather than being an argument for euthanasia, it emphasizes the worth of even those whom the world would dismiss as most “useless.”