18 December 2008

How about Calling in "Catholic" on Obama's Inauguration Day?


We all know what a dud the much-hyped "calling in gay" protest was. And, like with so many politically-left symbolic protests, the world yawned and turned to the next news item. Not Al Franken's continuing attempt to steal a Senate seat he lost twice already, mind you, but rather whether the shoe-icide bomber should be forgiven and released. He's a hero, says the press.

Well, certainly we Catholics are able to mount a symbolic protest at least as futile as calling in "gay". So, what say you?

On inauguration day, go to Mass. Pray the rosary. Protest at an abortion clinic. Spend a family day together. Have a party with some of your Catholic friends-- adult beverages are OK for the adults, we're Catholic, after all-- pray for our country.

Then, the next day, go back to doing what we do in our state of life. Which is to say, keep doing the things that made our country great: productive work, family joys and sorrows, prayer and worship, friendship, love and holiness.

Who knows how much longer we will have these things? Let us not take them for granted.

Call in Catholic on January 20.

Or don't-- if too many people do, it won't be a dud.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Diocese of Arlington, VA, for which I work, is giving pastors the ability to give his employees the day off on Jan. 20. An official memo states:

"In light of this timing I [not the Ordinary] am strongly encouraging you [school principals] to take Inauguration Day as a holiday for the following reasons:

1)It is a federal holiday and we are in the immediate area of the event.

2)Large crowds are expected to be in the area. This may cause traffic problems.

3)The OCS will not be available to you for any consultation on that day.

4)Regardless of whether or not anyone agrees with the election results, this is a historic event for our country.

5)Many of the public schools in our area are also taking this day as a holiday."

Anonymous said...

Our better yet, show up in record numbers for this years Pro Life March, January 21.
That would make an even better statement to our new President on his first day in office.

Anonymous said...

Great idea Bobo!

I know you may be out of the country at that time, but maybe you can rally the Knights of Columbus to the annual March for life in Washington, to protest the Roe vs. Wade supreme court decision which made abortion "legal".

Why not let Obama know what he is up against fellow Catholics. It is really good to do something for the good of our babies, and the trip is short.