Cutting Off Our Nose to Spite Our Face

December 05, 2005

The Catholic diocese of Phoenix has cancelled a Mass at a community center because the center recently held a Planned Parenthood event. East Valley Tribune Daily Arizona news for Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale

Is this really the best idea? The center had a Planned Parenthood event, so that means the people in the community do not deserve communion?! Shouldn't the church work harder to plan Masses and events there to reach the people because of the Planned Parenthood connection?

When Jesus saw sinners he did not say, "oh well I guess you don't deserve healing, love, or forgiveness." Instead, Jesus would be more motivated to go and reach out to them with love!