Fr. Thomas Euteneuer of HLI engages in triumphalistic gloating over his performance with Hannity. He’s doing his victory dance in the end zone, happy for having scored points. As if that is all that is important in the media.
HLI has always been an apostolate that has played to the media, and has loved the outrageous statement. The founder, Paul Marx, spoke of the “Jews” being in control of both the media and the abortion industry. Have groups like this actually hindered the pro-life cause?
This surely isn’t the approach that will persuade people. As Fr. Jonathan Morris said, “Regardless of the issue and arguments at hand, brandishing law without palpable love almost always repels.”
But Euteneuer isn’t trying to persuade the average Catholic, or even the non-Catholic. He knows his true audience, and they are loving his performance.