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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FSSP Priest Battles Planned Parenthood With The Mass

Father Joseph Hearty of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter celebrated the Latin Mass in front of Planned Parenthood recently! Very cool. (Link to article)

“If we can pray the rosary, why not offer the Mass, why not use the Mass and the Eucharist as a means of fighting this tragedy,” he said. “Why not use the most powerful means that we have?”
As it turned out, the idea energized the local pro-life community far beyond what organizers had expected. Fr. Hearty planned for thirty attendees at his first Mass on March 3rd, and got a hundred...
Providentially, an empty parking lot right across the street from the Planned Parenthood owned by a pro-life couple was big enough to accommodate the crowd.
As a member of the traditional Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Fr. Hearty celebrated the traditional Latin Mass, known as the Tridentine Mass. Diocesan priests have also gotten in on the action, though, with six different Masses offered in the parking lot during the Forty Day campaign in English and Spanish. All six Masses were well attended, averaging between fifty and a hundred persons.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I was so thrilled when I read this article. I hadn't noticed the Heading/Title of the article so I didn't realize at first that it was the Traditional Latin Mass that was offered. Wow ~ how wonderful that so many people were assisting also.

May God continue to bless the Fraternity of St. Peter.