I'm in the midst of reading the book, published in 2013, entitled The Pope's Last Crusade - How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler by Peter Eisner. After reading this quote from Rabbi Morris S.Lazaron of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, and a member of the executive committee of the National Conference of Jews and Christians, I had an epiphany, "Today it is hatred of the Communist or radical; tomorrow the Jew; the next day the Mason, the Catholic or the Protestant. Make no mistake about this: destroy the liberty of the least among us and you destroy the principle that guarantees liberty to all." Lazaron said the Nazis were in the process of challenging all religions and all freedoms on the December 29, 1938 nationally broadcast radio program called America's Town Meeting on the Air, in New York City, which had become a major forum for public affairs nationwide. The program drew an estimated audience of two million, who sat around their radio consoles as the celebrated announcer, Milton Cross, signed on. The subject of the night: "How should religion deal with totalitarianism?" Jesuit Priest John LaFarge called on the audience to uphold the "dignity of all human persons - Jew, Negro, Catholic, or Indian ... Let us denounce persecutions abroad, by all means, whether they are persecutions on a religious or national basis ... let us prevent persecution by any means in our power." My epiphany is this - "The unborn baby is viewed as an enemy of sexual freedom," ~Ginny Bain Allen. No wonder they are so cavalierly ripped from their mothers' wombs, as if they are garbage! No wonder they are so reviled, hated, despised, loathed! Their parents refuse to acknowledge their true worth as unmitigated blessings from Almighty God, because they choose not to! Just because they attempt to convince themselves that their babies are not truly human, does not make it so. It's akin to atheists boldly declaring that there is no God, even though in their hearts they know He is more real than anything else. They think just because they wave their magic wands, just because they want it to be true that there is no God, there is none. The womb, created by God to be the safest, nurturing haven on earth for the unborn has become the most dangerous! The tiny, valuable, precious developing bodies are an affront to the narcissistic lives their mothers and fathers are bent on leading.
I surrendered my allegiance to Jesus in a stone Catholic chapel while a college student. My four children are my magnum opus: twin sons Joseph Linden and Adam Edward, Hannah Rose and Laurel Emmaline.
My dear dad, eldest of ten, strove for and achieved excellence at whatever he did: surrendering his allegiance to Jesus and serving Him his entire life, most proficient sharpshooter during his stint in the Marines; scouted not once, but twice, to pitch for the Brooklyn Dodgers; struck Willie Mays out; valedictorian at Crozet High, Belmont Abbey and at UVA. While a Marine, he appointed himself as THE man to ensure his mates came safely back to the ship after carousing on land. His exemplary mother, Katherine Kirk Bain, was Mother-of-the-Year for VA in 1966. She was my best friend until her death at age 99 in 2000. I miss her always!