Brooklyn bishop: Obama “shameful, criminal in the eyes of God” February 7, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, contraception, episcopate, General Catholic, secularism, sexual depravity, Society, true leadership, Virtue.
Thanks to my good brother-in-law and reader JS for sending this in.
Bishop DiMarzio of Brooklyn says that Obama, in advocating for abortion and a thousand other immoralities, “is shameful and criminal in the eyes of God.”
In his column for the diocesan newspaper The Tablet, entitled “Deeper Into the Culture of Death,” Bishop DiMarzio praises Abraham Lincoln, the abolition of slavery, and notes how far the nation has come in electing Obama as president. DiMarzio also notes the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy and how Obama has promoted that decision.
“The so-called ‘pro-choice’ movement has its roots in the ideology of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, who understood her call to be one who would ‘assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit,’” states Bishop DiMarzio. “Of course, a young Barack Obama was precisely the sort of unfit child that Sanger and her allies would want to eliminate.”
“Tragically, the President has not been an advocate for those young children faced with similarly difficult circumstances,” says Bp. DiMarzio. “He has chosen to use the bully pulpit not to call upon us all to be nobler and to embrace each child, regardless of origins and circumstances; rather, he has been a proponent of an expediency that is shameful and criminal in the eyes of Almighty God.” [Good for you. Thank you.]
The bishop also discusses the Obamacare mandate that requires nearly all health care plans to offer contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs without co-pays, arguing that these rules “imposed on our Nation” would force “Catholic institutions to provide employees with medical procedures and services we believe to be in defiance of the will of God.” [And are thus what......? Say the words! MORTALLY SINFUL! Tell all those contraceptin' Katholyc souls out there that what they are doing is gravely sinful and that they must stop!]
“We know that, today, an administration that is hostile requires contraception and sterilization,” states the bishop. “However, as government involves itself in our internal affairs, there is little doubt in anyone’s mind that the government would seek to compel religious institutions to provide abortion services in the future.” [I would have to say, given the rather tepid overall defense of the Faith given so far on this HHS Mandate, if I were a pro-abort democrat (but I repeat myself), I'd certainly be considering throwing my rabid leftist base another bone by trying to force some further immorality on the Church. But that's just it - they can't make us, or the bishops, or anyone, do anything. But far too often we see our leadership going along in things they pretend are "mandatory," but which could be resisted by anyone with enough will. But I digress.....]
He continues, “In my view, those who voted for President Obama bear the responsibility for a step deeper in the culture of death.[Which means what? What about their souls?!? How does that vote affect their souls? Are there souls in danger? Could they have to answer for voting for the most rabidly, openly pro-abort president in history before Almighty God? Shouldn't something pastoral be said here?] Under the cover of women’s issues, we now see an assault on religious freedom and personal conscience.”
The bishop criticizes New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Catholic, for proposing “the largest expansion of abortion rights in New York State history,” which he says is an expansion of “this culture of death.”
All true enough. And I congratulate and thank Bishop DiMarzio for his words. Certainly, it’s a better condemnation of this president and our death-loving culture than most bishops of the recent past and present. But we need so much more. The stakes are so very, very high. A cruel persecution is coming. The few faithful are not ready for it. We need brilliant, saintly prelates. We desperately need great heroes right now.
I pray Bishop DiMarzio continues to grow in true faith, zeal, and courage, and that he be a great bulwark of the Faith in this country, willing to speak the Truth AND act on it whenever and however necessary for the good of souls.
Let us be the Church MILITANT again!