- - Monday, August 17, 2015

Even after a month of coverage (or lack thereof) of the Planned Parenthood scandal, seven out of 10 Americans know little to nothing of we are referring to when we use that phrase, “Planned Parenthood scandal.”

We can hope that statistic will be changing as over two hundred pro-life rallies have taken place or are being planned.

But at least one person within the Roman Catholic church believes that his church could be doing much more in response to these videos.

Robert Royal, of The Catholic Thing, surveyed diocese response from around the U.S., and resports today that he finds the “results are not encouraging.”

But where are our Catholic media, not only the big outlets like Catholic News Agency, National Catholic Register, and so forth, but those old vehicles of Catholic truth: the diocese and the parish? Some states have started investigations or pulled funding from Planned Parenthood. More videos will surface, which should happen more swiftly now, to keep the pot boiling. But what are Catholics doing, given what has to be the most outrageous, ongoing atrocity in the world?

I did a search of some bishops and their diocesan apparatuses, not a scientific sampling, but the kind of thing a person with ordinary computer skills might be able to find easily if he went looking. I chose large, influential dioceses. The results are not encouraging on a subject central to the credibility of the Church’s moral witness, as well as to the fundamental moral decency of America.



Royal closes with this exhortation:

The only way to counter PP’s unholy alliance with powerful political, economic, academic, and media elites is a serious movement – not a lone voice here and there, a large movement that’s not going away. The Catholic Church is the most likely body to create and lead such a movement. The ball’s already rolling politically, at the state level in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Arkansas, and may be coming soon to a state near you. But maybe not, if you and others don’t act – even if it’s only asking your local bishop and Catholic press to wake people up to a horror that’s too great and too graphic to be ignored.

Read the entire piece here.

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