Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Response (Initial Reactions)

This is my first post regarding the commencement time demonstration that was sponsored by ND Response today. I took a lot of pictures, and I hope to be able to share them with you soon.

I attended starting at an outdoor Mass held on South Quad. This mass was concelebrated by the likes of Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C. (Rector of Old College) Fr. Frank Pavone (Priests for Life) Fr. John Corapi, and others. They had an altar stone! There were maybe 2000 people there, though estimates vary.

The rally started after Mass, and interestingly, just after Air Force One flew over. I don't remember who all the speakers were, but they were all really good. Bishop D'Arcy showed up to everyone's surprise! He said he was not planning on coming to campus at all today, but after being there last night for the rosary and adoration, he decided "This is where a Bishop should be". He also said "John D'Arcy is not important, but the office of Bishop is important" and that office must always stand up for life. Fr. Pavone led the rosary in the grotto, with some reflections for this specific event.

Afterward, there was a dinner downtown, at which Fr. Corapi spoke, for the first time publicly in two years. The likes of Alan Keyes and Randall Terry were there, and after Fr. Corapi finished and Alan Keyes took the stage, we cleared out.

It was very good, and I hope to add more reflections later, and also share some pictures.

1 comment:

Katrinka Yobotz said...

"The likes of ..." ?
You have no idea the passion these two courageous men have for life and the understanding they have of how short a time we have left to even be ABLE to stop the bloodshed.