From the young Papist:
This is something I love to see: a bishop going the extra mile, even if it means going outside the box.
Or in this case, a bishop going a few miles, across the Potomac!
Diocese of Arlington Director of Communications Joelle Santolla explains:
This Thursday Bishop Loverde delivered our anti-FOCA postcards by hand to the offices of Senators Webb and Warner.
He was told how much weight comes with a personal visit to a lawmaker, and knowing how detrimental FOCA and its other iterations would be, he wanted to have a chance to speak directly with our representatives to convey the seriousness of these issues … taking with him nearly 200,000 post cards [pictured left].
He ended up talking about FOCA, the Conscience Clause and abortion (he met with Sen. James Webb and spoke with a policy representative from Warner’s office as well).
The Arlington Catholic Herald has a full article on the story. [photo credit: Dave Borowski]
Bishop Loverde has given us a fine example of using one’s episcopal station to help the plight of the unborn.