Joe Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League, knew him well.
“He … was a leader-type, yet a humble person,” Scheidler said of the former Army officer. “He was a tough fighter, one of the troopers right in with the crowd. I would place him in with the grunts on the front lines. He was absolutely fearless, yet he knew exactly what he was doing.”
Scheidler said that Father Weslin knew he would get a lot of attention at the Notre Dame protest. Because the police were somewhat reluctant to arrest an elderly Catholic priest there, they took a long time doing it. During those minutes Father Weslin was able to give a pro-life witness and sermon on camera.
“He was a tremendous voice for the unborn,” Scheidler said. Noting that the priest was a good friend of the Pro-Life Action League and on a number of occasions celebrated Mass at the organization’s offices, Scheidler added, “I
admire him enormously.”
....His last arrest came for sitting in Nancy Pelosi’s office because he wanted to talk to her about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and about her soul. ....