Matt C. Abbott
Catholic priest calls March for Life 'repulsive'
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By Matt C. Abbott
January 20, 2019

Father Daniel P. Horan, OFM, just might be given an award by Planned Parenthood sometime soon. Well, maybe not officially. But based on a very recent tweet of his (which was featured in a Washington Post story), he'd be a top candidate, sad to say.

Take a look at a screen shot of his tweet below:


What prompted Father Horan's ridiculous tweet?

Click here to read about the incident in The New York Times. Click here to read about it at FoxNews.com. And click here to read about it at The Gateway Pundit.

Basically, an elderly left-wing activist participated in a clever PR stunt by goading a group of Catholic high school students – some of whom were wearing MAGA (pro-Trump) hats – attending the March for Life. Video footage of the students' reactions went viral. A short, misleading clip was used by several media outlets to cast the students in a negative light.

Not surprisingly, the left is apoplectic over the incident, and the Catholic school the students attend, and the diocese, are apologizing all over the place.

Leila Marie Lawler, wife of Catholic journalist Phil Lawler, tweeted this in response to the controversy:
    I don't see a smirk. I see kids doing their thing and a boy trying to avoid seeming awkward or rude with an old man inches from his face. Watch the whole video. There is no hate here. You don't think that the media are spinning one spinnable moment in a peaceful march they hate?
And a march supported by a president they hate.

How very sad, though, that a priest would view the March for Life as "repulsive and futile."

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Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He also has an Associate in Applied Science degree in business management from Triton College. Abbott has been interviewed on MSNBC, Bill Martinez Live, WOSU Radio in Ohio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 2019 "Unsolved" podcast about the unsolved murder of Father Alfred Kunz, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) and WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and other media outlets. He is mentioned in the 2020 Report on the Holy See's Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Making Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1930 to 2017), which can be found on the Vatican's website. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com.

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