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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Why can't this happen in England? And Vigil on Friday in Maidstone including Father Tim Finigan

From LifeSiteNews, this photo and article: my question is why can't this happen in England as well, where the pro-life movement is particularly anemic? There is a vigil this Friday in Maidstone, marking the 44th anniversary of the abortion act in GB.


PROCESSIONAL PRAYER VIGIL  LED BY THE FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE RENEWAL
The vigil at Marie Stopes abortion facility, Brewer Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1RV, 
will be held on FRIDAY 27 APRIL 2012 
FROM ST. FRANCIS CHURCH, WEEK STREET,  MAIDSTONE, KENT
TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
12.30pm HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS AT ST FRANCIS’ CHURCH
01.00pm PRAYERFUL AND PEACEFUL PROCESSION WITH AN IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF
GUADALUPE TO MARIE STOPES ABORTION CENTRE. HOLY ROSARY, PRAYERS AND 
HYMNS
02.30pm RETURN PROCESSION FOR BLESSING AND REFRESHMENTS IN THE PARISH CENTRE
Directions:  By Train: Connex South East runs a direct line from Victoria to Maidstone East Station, which is directly opposite St. Francis Church.
By Road:  The M20 – come off at Junction 6.  Follow signs to Town Centre then to Maidstone East Station.  There is a car park at the station and also 2 car parks in Brewer Street and 1 in Wheeler Street, both of which are accessed by Lower Boxley Well Road.  


See LifeSiteNews online for details and photographer--details above on link

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Do you really think it is a "decent" place to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in a parking lot before an abortion clinic? Understandably, the local Bishop could well have given his permission for the Sacrifice to be offered there...but I don't see how it is decent, personally.

Supertradmum said...

Christ was crucified in a very indecent and coarse place. Babies are being made into shredded flesh of the other side of that building. Seems to me that Christ is on Golgotha again, as He is in the Mass.

Nicole said...

No doubt. Perhaps I merely get bad vibes from this...maybe I'd find it more pleasant in connotation if there were a baldacchino.

Anita Moore said...

Do you really think it is a "decent" place to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in a parking lot before an abortion clinic? Understandably, the local Bishop could well have given his permission for the Sacrifice to be offered there...but I don't see how it is decent, personally.

Holy Mass was celebrated clandestinely in Nazi concentration camps. It was celebrated by chaplains in tents on Civil War battlefields. Fr. Willie Doyle, S.J., the Trench Priest of World War I, celebrated Mass right in the muddy trenches, with artillery and bullets whizzing overhead and surrounded by corpses. Fr. Charles Suver, S.J., celebrated Mass on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, on an altar made from a board and two empty drums. Servant of God Emil Kapuan celebrated Mass on the backs of Jeeps during the Korean War. Servant of God Vincent Capodanno celebrated Mass in battlefields in Vietnam. It is entirely appropriate to celebrate Holy Mass in a combat zone, which an abortion clinic and areas surrounding certainly is. Thus is the standard of God planted even at the very doorstep of Hell.

In fact, some places are the scenes of horrors so unspeakable that it seems the only fitting response is the August Sacrifice.