Catholic priest arrested during anti-abortion campaign | SW News 87
shalomworld on Jan 22 2020 Fr. Fidelis Mocinski and four other pro-life activists were arrested on Saturday, January 18, at an abortion clinic in New Jersey during their Red Rose Rescue mission. The …More
shalomworld on Jan 22 2020 Fr. Fidelis Mocinski and four other pro-life activists were arrested on Saturday, January 18, at an abortion clinic in New Jersey during their Red Rose Rescue mission. The Pro-life activists were arrested for entering the abortion clinic and encouraging women to choose life. Their spokeswoman Lisa Hart said that “The Red Rose Rescue is an act of charity for women who feel for whatever reason they must have their innocent unborn children killed. Those who took part were willing to embrace risks for these women and their babies.” For their missions, Fr. Fidelis Mocinski and his team draw inspiration from Canadian pro-life activist Mary Wagner. According to the Red Rose Rescue’s website, their mission is to go inside abortion facilities offering help to women scheduled for abortions and providing an act of practical defense for their unborn children. Open Doors report: 260 million Christians experience high levels of persecution Persecution watchdog Open Doors USA released World Watch List 2020, revealing that every day, 8 Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith. According to the report, North Korea is the most dangerous country for Christians to live in. North Korea has been at the top of the list since 2002. Christian persecution in North Korea is extreme and meeting other Christians to worship is nearly impossible unless it’s done in complete secrecy. Afghanistan occupies the second position on the list followed by Somalia. 2,983 people were killed for faith-related reasons last year. Hundreds participate in pro-family demonstration Thousands of protestors marched down the streets of Paris on Sunday to protest against a proposed bill that would allow lesbian couples to take advantage of government-subsidized artificial insemination and surrogate motherhood. The protestors said that such a law would create “children who will never know the love, the face, the voice, or the advice of a father.” The protest was organized by Manif pour tous, a pro-family organization. Manif pour tous was founded in 2012. Since then it has been at the forefront of many pro-family demonstrations in France. South Korea’s Catholic population grows by 50% in 20 years According to a study conducted by the Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea, the population of Catholics in South Korea has grown by 48.6 percent since 1999. The number of priests indicated an upward growth of about 2972 in 1999 to 4456 in 2018. South Korean missionaries serving overseas has increased by 52.2 % over the past two decades. Christianity is now the largest religion in South Korea. 5.8 million Catholics make up 11.1 % of South Korea’s total population. In 2014, Pope Francis visited South Korea. During his visit, the Holy Father beatified 124 Korean Catholic martyrs.