Thursday, November 15, 2007

Priest has pro-life parishioner arrested

A pro-life activist banned from stepping on the grounds of St. Matthew’s Church in San Mateo after a controversy over his display of signs showing graphic pictures of aborted babies was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 13, for trespassing on church grounds.

St. Matthew’s pastor, the Rev. Anthony McGuire, placed Ross Foti, 72, under citizen’s arrest when he came for the 8:15 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, the Nov. 14 Oakland Tribune reported. San Mateo police arrived and cited Foti for misdemeanor trespassing and released him. Foti has been ordered to appear in San Mateo County Superior Court on Dec. 27...

Foti, a well-known pro-life activist, has long been controversial at St. Matthew’s. Parents of children at the parish school began complaining last year of Foti’s truck, displaying the graphic signs, which he parked on a public street adjacent to the school. Parents, who dropped their children off on the street for school, complained that their children had to view the graphic pictures.
Those who are offended by the graphic and horrendous pictures of the murder of the innocent unborn should be thankful that they are not among the dead and this should give them even more resolve to diligently pray for the murdered little ones whose blood flows constantly because of society's decadence and hedonism.

I wonder how many of those who complain actually explain to the children or to others that they should use this truthful reminder to pray - both for the murdered babies as well as for those who perpetuate this culture of death?

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