Indian American Bishop on Roe V Wade: Wanted Everyday to See it Overturned
India-West News Desk
DAMASCUS, OH – The newly ordained Indian American Bishop Earl Fernandes, while speaking to 500 campers and their families at the Catholic Mission Campus here, said, “Sadly, in January 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized the killing of children in the womb. I have lived every day of my life waiting to see that injustice overturned.”
He was referring to the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court.
The National Catholic Register said the 49-year-old Bishop said he would walk into classrooms and in seminary and wonder how many more students would be in this class if not for abortion. It reported that he said, “Changing laws does not change hearts. Only love does.”
Bishop Fernandes spoke to campers in grades six to12, charging them with the mission to restore life to society. The Bishop is one of five sons to parents who raised them in Toledo, OH.
Fernandes was ordained in May. He has been very well-received by the Church, with the Church videographer and studio manager Abby Pitones saying, “I think he is going to bring such great revival within the Catholic Church in Columbus. He is an incredible shepherd, and we’re going to experience a lot of growth.”