Thursday, December 28, 2006
I woke up late this morning, and flew into the city in a record hour 15 minutes, very disappointed to have missed Mass with Fr. Groeschel. We arrived just as the Mass was ending, and joined the march to a local abortion mill, praying the rosary and singing hymns as we went. I'll let the pictures tell the story of what the sight of dozens of beautiful younng religious in full habit does to worldly wise New Yorkers.
Fr. Groeschel giving the marchers the good news that there had been 5 turnarounds, or women who decided NOT to abort their children that day.
We celebrated over lunch provided by a couple of former New York restaurant owners who traveled 100 miles to provide lunch for us today. When Fr. Groeschel commended them, he said," I do it for the unborn". I had the feeling all day that I was walking in the company of saints.
The killing center, 800 Second Avenue, with over a hundred praying Catholics outside. Former abortion mill employees tell us that when people are praying outside, the whole atmosphere changes inside, and the workers get nervous and irritable. Our prayers are indeed felt, and make a difference, although, those who change their minds about having an abortion are usually sent out the back door, to avoid encouraging us.