Yet another reader who used to live under Bp. Cupich echoes the other traumatized prolife readers who have written to describe the wreckage wrought on the prolife movement by this shepherd everywhere he has gone:
Spokane prolifers should prepare to stand strong without the leadership of their priests who are bound to respect and obedience. It is only going to get worse in the upcoming election year when priests will want to support prolife candidates. The prolife movement survived here due to the steadfastness of the laity. You can do it. Nothing is impossible with God.
I have not heard one positive word from people who attempted prolife work under Bp. Cupich. It looks like the prolife movement in Spokane is not merely on its own: it is facing opposition from its bishop. Sad. On the bright side, as my reader says: nothing is impossible with God. It’s not the end of the prolife movement in Spokane. Just a setback. There are still ways to do God’s work there, particularly for laity. Time to get creative! Start by doing it with love for Bp. Cupich and not in an atmosphere of polarized media circus as in Amarillo. Perhaps he will finally see that the prolife movement is on his side and not a liability.