Anti-Catholic Assault on D.C. Basilica


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on what happened in D.C. on the eve of the March for Life:

An anti-Catholic outfit, Catholics for Choice (CFC), did not go to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. last night to observe Catholics attending a prayer vigil ahead of today’s March for Life. No, they went to sabotage the event. They projected pro-abortion slogans on the Basilica.

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading pro-life leaders in the Catholic Church, referred to the assault as a “desecration,” further branding it as “diabolical.”

CFC is led by a lesbian activist, Jamie Manson. She is commanding a sinking ship at CFC and is trying anything to jump start it. Last year she explained her new strategy. “We have to talk back to the anti-choice movement in religious language. Because they’re using religious language.”

In other words, her idea of using religious language is to disseminate pro-abortion messages at a Catholic pro-life event. That would be like using racist language at a pro-racial justice rally. Moreover, it is not accurate to suggest that pro-life Catholics exclusively use religious language to get their point across they also use the lexicon of biology.

CFC has no members. It is entirely funded by the pro-abortion establishment. The Ford Foundation has been its most consistent source of funding, extending back decades. It also receives huge grants from The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (Warren Buffett is a big fan of abortion), the Hewlett-Packard Foundation, and, of course, George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. Without the ruling class, CFC would fold.

The media, which are overwhelmingly pro-abortion, ignored what happened, just as they will ignore the throngs at the March for Life. It’s who they are.

Contact Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation: d.walker@fordfoundation.org

SOURCE Catholic League