1Timothy, Chapter 5, verse 20:
20 Reprimand publicly those who do sin, so that the rest also will be afraid.
I selected a verse from 1Timothy since today is the feast of Timothy and Titus. As you can see here there is nothing timid about Timothy. He goes for the throat. However, this verse is directed toward the Presbyters of the Church: in other words our priests and religious.
How many of our proclaimed catholic brothers and sisters who hold public offices, are also in favor of pro-choice rights, thus promulgating the destruction of the unborn go unchallenged. Are not these public sinners? Should are presbyters reprimand them publicly or are they the ones who are afraid?Yesterday ended our Churches 9 day coming together in prayer to pray for a culture of life for the end of the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the U.S. and on January 22 our nation marked the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Since that tragic decision, more than 56 million children's lives have been lost to abortion. We as a church have suffered that loss -- often in silence: a silence that is hopefully ending with the next generation of Catholics.
For those whom the Holy Spirit speaks might I suggest doing a decade of the rosary daily for the conversion of those who are pro-choice Catholics.
The Joyful Mysteries
Announce the First Joyful Mystery
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Humility
1. The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a virgin, and the virgin's name was Mary (Luke 1: 26,27)
2. "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women." (Luke 1:28)
3. When she heard him she was troubled at his word, and kept pondering what manner of greeting this might be. (Luke 1:29)
4. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid Mary for you have found grace with God." (Luke 1:30)
5. "Behold, you shall conceive in your womb and shall bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus." (Luke 1:31)
6. "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and of His kingdom there shall be no end." (Luke 1:32-33)
7. But Mary said to the angel, "How shall this happen, since I do not know man?" (Luke 1:34)
8. "The Holy Spirit shall come upon you and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you." (Luke 1:35)
9. "And therefore the Holy One to be born shall be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:35)
10. "Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38)