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- Heeding God's Call
Heeding Gods Call is a faith-based movement to prevent gun violence. We unite people of faith in the sacred responsibility to protect our brothers, sisters and children.
- Midstaters opposed to abortion head to Washington, D.C., for March for Life--PennLive.com
As the sun broke over a Maryland farm field Monday morning, a bus of midstate residents headed to Washington D.C. began to pray the rosary. They were one of 26 buses chartered by the Diocese of Harrisburg. . .
As a Catholic, I was subjected to a few more than subtle reminders that this past weekend was the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v Wade decison that made abortion legal in America.
I'm sure there many at that mass, at masses at other Catholic Churches, and at other Christian, and other faith's services that would be boarding buses for the 'March For Life' that was held on Monday, January 24th.
What I'm curious about , is how many people from my Harrisburg, PA area who were at that rally will be at the January 29th meeting of Heeding God's Call, a faith-based organization devoted to preventing gun violence. Considering the "Pro-Life" movment's fetal focus, likely not many. More than a few that were at that march are members of groups like the National Rifle Association that favor nearly unrestricted access of Americans to firearms. Many accept the violent rhetoric of people like Beck and Limbaugh. Almost all were solidly behind Bush's imperial "war on terror".
But I also wonder how well the "peace and justice" community will be represented at this meeting. These people who have stood against war and empire. It seems to me that if you wish to have peace in the world, you need peace on your streets. Opposing nuclear escalation is fine, but what of the stream of firearms that come onto the streets?
Christ himself said that peacemakers are blessed, but here to me is a chance to answer that call. I wonder how many will answer it!