Guest post by Fr. Scott W. Brossart, SOLT
How can I help others see the truth behind the pro-choice lie? Honestly without God leading, I can do nothing. I always ask Him to lead me in speech, writing, conversations, etc. lest I lead others away from Him.
First and foremost I pray and lift up my sufferings for others, especially within the Masses that I celebrate (for example, I lifted everyone up in Mass, that were entrenched in a pro-choice view or vote for pro-choice politicians).
Furthermore, the more they are entrenched, the more drastic the need to wake them up from their view, and some are really in fortified bunkers now and it takes a spiritual bunker buster bomb to shake them out of the hole they have dug themselves into. For most, this may be the only means to help them out of the hole.
This is why the Catholic Church in her wisdom and mercy calls for excommunication when certain extreme intrinsic evils are performed or someone who is obstinate in a serious view contrary to Catholic Church teaching. She does this not so as to force the person(s) out of the Church, but rather, by doing so, wants to help them realize the seriousness of their situation and therefore repent and come back in God’s grace into full union with the Church who loves them.
This is also the reason why I am asking those who are pro-choice and or vote for pro-choice/pro-abortion politicians to remove me from their friend list. I am always ready and available to talk, to listen, to try to help, but do those who hold these view really want to receive this from me in regards to their position?
I do love them and wish to be in union with them as with every soul created, but sometimes the bunkers are too thick and it takes a loud cry to wake them from their slumber… and I am crying loudly.
Fr. Scott Brossart entered the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1993 at the age of 23 after having gone through a major conversion from a car accident in which he was drinking and driving. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Jubilee Year of 2000 in Subiaco, Italy just outside of Rome. He has served in many missions in Our Lady’s society, including Nairobi, Kenya and Papua New Guinea. Fr. Scott has served in a wide range of ministries and apostolates such as working with street children and in slum areas in Kenya, prison ministry, youth ministry, novice master, spiritual formation, pastor, spiritual direction, retreat work, healing and deliverance ministry, Native American ministry, vocations director, and evangelization through Facebook and his own blog. He currently serves as the spiritual director/formator for Our Lady of Corpus Christi Reteat and New Evangelization Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.