A reader sent me a link to this story with some information.
An early morning fire at a central Phoenix Planned Parenthood is under investigation.
Firefighters were called out to the smoke-filled building near Seventh Avenue and Camelback Road early this morning.
They found a small fire that they were quickly able to douse. That, however, generated quite a bit of smoke.
The location was the site of a large protest on Saturday. When asked if there was anything suspicious about the fire, the Phoenix Fire Department originally said it was too early to tell and an investigation would have to be conducted.
"Normally, with this type of fire, we always have an investigator come out. [Fire crews were told] there hadn’t been any recent threats to this Planned Parenthood," Capt. Lynn Smith of the Phoenix Fire Department.
Investigators spent the morning at the scene.
Phoenix Fire Division Chief Mike Sandulak said later the cause of the fire was an electrical problem at the back of the building. He said it was not arson.
The fire caused about $500,000 in damage to the building.
No injuries were reported, but Seventh Avenue was blocked off for a time just south of Campbell Avenue.
The irony of course is by the building being closed down for some time no injuries especially mortal ones will continue to be experienced. The demonstration they are referring to is one led on Saturday, December 23rd where Bishop Olmsted led hundreds of people in prayer
at the large Planned Parenthood abortion mill near 7th Avenue and Camelback. PP is planning on opening up 8 new facilities in Central and Northern Arizona.
On this feast day of the Holy Innocents please pray that these new abortion mills come to naught.
Venerable Cardinal Newman preached a homily on the Holy Innocents.
It is surely right to celebrate the death of the Holy Innocents: for it was a blessed one. To be brought near to Christ, and to suffer for Christ, is surely an unspeakable privilege; to suffer anyhow, even unconsciously. The little children whom He took up in his arms, were not conscious of His loving condescension; but was it no privilege when He blessed them? Surely this massacre had in it the nature of a Sacrament; it was a pledge of the love of the Son of God towards those who were included in it. All who came near Him, more or less suffered by approaching Him, just as if earthly pain and trouble went out of Him, as some precious virtue for the good of their souls; —and these infants in the number.
Surely His very presence was a Sacrament; every motion, look, and word of His conveying grace to those who would receive it: and much more was fellowship with Him. And hence in ancient times such barbarous murders or Martyrdoms were considered as a kind of baptism, a baptism of blood, with a sacramental charm in it, which stood in the place of the appointed Laver of regeneration. Let us then take these little children as in some sense Martyrs, and see what instruction we may gain from the pattern of their innocence.
Holy Innocents pray for us and the new innocents whose lives are under attack.
Cardinal Newman — always worth quoting! Truth and eloquence, clarity and charm. Thanks for the JHN today, Jeff!
What a gift to the Catholic Church is Blessed Cardinal Newman.
Thank you sir,and God bless you.
Nice post, I attended a pro-life march today in Manhattan with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. There were 5 women who changed their minds about abortion during the time we prayed the rosary there. Deo gratias.
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