Friday, January 25, 2008

What the Media Won't Report

It was Tuesday morning. I was walking with my uncle and cousins to the Youth Rally prior to the March for Life in Washington D.C. It was seven o'clock a.m. and FREEZING cold out. We approached the Verizon Center where the rally was being held and saw hundreds of teenagers standing outside and then, to our horror, a sign that said Rally Closed. We went to the man holding the sign and inquired as to what was going on. He informed us that the Verizon Center, which holds 20,000 people, was completely packed and they could not allow any more of the hundreds standing outside into the building. Those of us who could not get in were sent to a nearby church for a Mass that would coincide with the one being held at the Verizon Center. However by the time our group reached the church that too was overflowing and so, many of those who had planned to go to the rally spent the morning sightseeing and eating Burger King.

I tell this anecdote to try and impress upon you just how many people go to the March for Life. These 20,000-plus people only represent the Catholic youth. By the time you get to the actual March you have older Catholics and people of all ages from all different faiths. It is impossible for me to even estimate how many people attend the March.
At one point during the March my cousin and I sat down to rest for about 15 minutes. The people just kept coming! Even when the crowd appeared to be thinning out more and more kept coming! It was never-ending! There were
representations from colleges, religious groups, parishes, you name it! But the most moving
group was the hundreds of women at the front 0f the March with signs proclaiming "I Regret My Abortion".
And then you think of all the people who couldn't make it to the March. Students who have midterms, people who are sick, people who can't take the day off from work, who live too far away, whatever. There must be thousands more pro-lifers who can't even make it to the March. Imagine if we could get every single pro-lifer in the country to D.C. on that day. We would completely take over Washington!
And isn't it ironic that 9 unelected judges can disregard the wishes of all these millions of people? 9 unelected supreme court justices can decide to throw away the constitution and show absolute contempt for the will of the people which is what this entire country is founded on.
P.S. - possibly the most amazing experience of the entire day, however, was when we were leaving St. Joseph's Church where the Diocese of Rockville Centre gathered after the March. We were about two blocks away from the church when we turned around and saw a rainbow spanning the entire sky ending right over the Church. See picture below.
"God added: 'This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, of the covenant between me and you and every living creature with you: I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth, and the bow appears in the clouds, I will recall the covenant I have made between me and you and all living beings, so that the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all mortal beings. As the bow appears in the clouds, I will see it and recall the everlasting covenant that I have established between God and all living beings - all mortal creatures that are on earth.'"

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