On March 5, the march at Jericho by Joshua and the Israelite army is to be evoked as Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila leads a Eucharistic procession around Planned Parenthood in Stapleton and circles the facility seven times.
Archbishop Aquila intends for the march to be a peaceful, merciful and prayerful protest against the actions of Planned Parenthood. There will be no arguing or shouting, only prayerful witness to the love and mercy of God.
In order to understand why Archbishop Aquila is leading this procession as he is, it helps to be familiar with the story of Jericho as laid out in the Book of Joshua.
Joshua became the leader of the Israelites after Moses died and led the pilgrimage to the Promised Land. Jericho was a city that resided in the eastern part of the Promised Land, but God decreed it was not to be a part of his territory, for the city had become one rife of pagans and the worship of false gods.
Jericho was a heavily fortified city with six-inch thick walls that were 26 feet high, perched atop a 46-foot embankment. The destruction of it seemed highly unlikely, but God, as he usually does, had bigger plans...
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