I don't know if it has special symbolism, but here are some pictures of "Fabian." He is the puppy who followed us to our our prayer vigil on Friday morning at Planned Parenthood on Friday. He didn't have a tag so I brought him to Holy Family, hoping that one of our parishioners or school children could identify him. I tentatively called him "Fabian" in honor of that day's saint. One of the pictures shows Gary Samaniego, our parish administrator, holding Fabian. My effort to find the owners proved futile. Finally Todd Aylard (also pictured below) took him to an animal clinic which discovered that he had a chip, enabling them to locate the former owner. Coming up from Tacoma, he picked up Fabian at 7:30 in the evening. He told us his real name is "Bayley" and the current owner is an elderly lady whom he hoped to locate by looking up her name on a cancelled check. As I told our prayer group, when we began the vigils, we set out to rescue children. We don't know if that has happened, but at least we rescued one puppy! May he represent beautiful children and moms whom our prayers (and deeds) can assist.
Fabian on Holy Family Rectory porch:
Fabian with Gary Samaniego, Fr. Phil Bloom & Samwise:
With Todd Aylard:
With Fr. Bloom:
Pictures from Prayer Vigil at West Seattle Planned Parenthood
Letter to West Seattle Planned Parenthood explaining reasons for vigils and inviting them to dialogue
2006 March for Life, Olympia, WA
Homily Mentioning March for Life
Abortion and Pro-Choice
Former Pro-Life Democrats
A Challenge to Our Pro-Choice Friends
Defending Partial Birth Abortion (warning: contains graphic description of abortion)
**Q. What business does government have in regulating medical procedures?
Isn't this a private matter?
A. Here is a short list of seven areas where government regulates medical practice in Washington state.
Abortion and Early Church Teaching
An impassioned Pro-Choice response.
The fate of the aborted child
The overpopulation question.
Gen 1:28 - Have we "filled the earth"?
From Abortionist to Catholic: Bernard Nathanson, M.D..
Abortion and Forgiveness.
The question of conscience.
How this issue relates to Salvation.
Relation of Abortion to Birth Control.
Homily on Birth Control and Abortion.
Does Birth Control solve or cause Poverty?
The Moral Law and the Existence of God.
Holy Week Reflection (Abortion and Immigration)
From Sarah: "Do you honestly believe that making abortion illegal will solve the problem?"
Lifeissues.net (Clear Thinking about Crucial Issues)
He Approached the Victim: "It's much more likely one of your relatives will lose his life by surgical abortion than by heart attack."
Stem Cell Research: Teaching of Bible & Catholic Church
Germaine Greer on Birth Control
Human Cloning: A Catholic Perspective (How the Unthinkable Became Inevitable)
"From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people."
A Pro-Choice Argument
Questions about Planned Parenthood's 2003–2004 Annual Report