Dear Lord: Another Gosnell, this time in Texas May 16, 2013Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Abortion, contraception, disaster, error, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, shocking, Society, unadulterated evil.
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Operation Rescue, Life News, and Jill Stanek are all covering a huge story that broke yesterday while I was in pointless training, about abortionist Doug Karpen and his Houston mill, where several former mill workers have stepped forward – and provided copious evidence – of the same atrocious conditions, illegal very late-term abortions, and killing of babies after being born that we saw with Dr. Joseph Mengele Kermit Gosnell. I am certain this will be far from the last such revelations of illegal child-murder at abortion mills. I must warn you, this story is horribly graphic. From Jill Stanek:
Operation Rescue and Life Dynamics have released photos, video, and witness testimony about a late-term abortionist in Houston, Texas, who routinely murders babies in horrendous ways after he aborts them alive.
Three former employees of abortionist Douglas Karpen (pictured below left) have come forward with shocking testimony, which they have corroborated with video and photos.
In the video below Gigi Aguliar, Deborah Edge, and Krystal Rodriguez say Karpen aborts babies beyond the legal limit in Texas of 24 weeks.
The informants also say they witnessed Karpen routinely kill babies after they were born by puncturing the soft spot or impaling the stomach with a sharp instrument, twisting the head off, or puncturing the throat with his finger.
They maintain babies Karpen aborted babies alive and then murdered them “daily.”
There are also horribly graphic photos at Life News and Jill Stanek’s blogs linked above. I really don’t feel like having them on my blog, they are beyond horrific. Two little babies so hideously mangled……..ours is a sick, fallen world. How can we “aggiornamento” such a world, that is so utterly sick and fallen. Our Lord Himself said he prayed not for the world, but for His Own………
……The abortion lobby and media have been claiming Kermit Gosnell was an anomaly, while pro-life activists know there are many more just like him. How can it not be that late-term abortionists blur the line between preborn and postborn?
I urge the TMB and AG Abbott to reopen their investigation of Karpen, particularly in light of the fact that the U.S. Congress has now launched a probe into shoddy abortion clinics, late-term abortions, and live birth abortions.
By now Abbott, pictured right, has received a letter from the House Judiciary Committee inquiring how he is enforcing the federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act and how limits on late-term abortions are enforced.
Operation Rescue has many more details on this developing story, including video shot within the clinic.
It is true, they do. And while conditions at Karpen’s mill in Houston are not as bad as those in Kermit Gosnell’s baby assasination factory, they are still highly unsanitary and septic. Looking at the picture of Karpen’s abortuary, I was reminded of the nasty-looking Routh St. mill on Central Expy in Dallas. Same dingy exterior, covering up, I am told, a rather nasty, dirty interior.
Unbelievably, Operation Rescue had submitted the evidence to the Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbot, and the Texas Medical Board for review, in 2012. They were told by the TMB, in an unsigned letter, that the case was dismissed due to “insufficient evidence.” I bet their scrambling to re-examine that evidence right now. And Attorney General Greg Abbot had better be on the ball on this one, as should Harris County DAs.
There is no question many state and other medical boards are supportive of, and have close connections to, the abortion industry. So, getting medical boards to condemn mills generally takes heavy political pressure. We’ve seen around the country that state boards or other supervisory agencies have historically been ridiculously lax, callously lax, in investigating complaints regarding mills, and in conducting thorough-going inspections, reviews of records, etc. But given how much money NARAL, Planned Barrenhood, the Hershey fund, etc., throw around, this probably shouldn’t surprise us. Abortion is a multi-billion dollar nexus of evil, and the prime selling point to induce doctors to perform them has always been money.
If you want to help insure this case isn’t buried by abortion-industry bought influence, please, in yoru charity, consider contacting the following responsible officials:
Mike Anderson, District Attorney Harris County, Texas
1201 Franklin Street, Suite 600, Houston, Texas 77002-1923
Greg Abbott, Attorney General of Texas
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548
Voice: (512) 463-2050
Texas Medical Board
Tower 3, Suite 610
Austin, TX 78701
Voice: (512) 305-7010
How our cardinals do sin…. May 16, 2013Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, episcopate, error, horror, scandals, self-serving, shocking, Society, the return.
Cardinals are the very princes of the Church. They are men given great Grace to elect the Pope, in addition to the torrents of Grace available through their ordination and then consecration as bishops. But it seems so very few Cardinals cooperate with that Grace. There has been the stomach-turning scandal of Cardinal O’Brien of Scotland, who resigned from his see in disgrace after numerous reports of depraved homosexual activity surfaced involving him, and men under his care, typically seminarians. After this resignation, Cardinal O’Brien had esconced himself in the parish of his “lifelong friend,” a fellow priest. When the Vatican began to intimate it would force Cardinal O’Brien to live a more retired and prayerful life than one of likely continued debauchery with his special “friend,” that priest-friend threatened to cause further scandal if his Cardinal-buddy were removed from his loving care. Well, the Vatican wasn’t bullied by this threat, the Holy See just announced that Cardinal O’Brien is leaving Scotland.
Michael Voris has much more here, including additional details on the O’Brien scandal:
This homosexual crisis in the priesthood is, to my mind, the single greatest threat to the priesthood in its 2000 year history. Can men engaged in lives founded on lies and engaging in the most debauched of activities really have a valid vocation? Do they really intend to confect the Blessed Sacrament, to change bread and wine+water into the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ? The implications of this scandal are soul-rocking, to say the least.
And as if the scandal of Cardinal O’Brien was not enough (and we know he is far from the only homosexual cardinal the Church has been afflicted with in the past few decades), today we get word that Cardinal Dolan once again failed to speak Truth to power, once again caved when it came to standing up for what the Church believed when it might threaten his ego-boosting playing at politics with the governor of New York:
New York’s Timothy Cardinal Dolan warned Gov. Cuomo to be ready for a holy battle if he tries to strengthen state abortion-rights laws.
In an interview on an Albany radio station Tuesday, Dolan said Catholic bishops would be “as vociferous and rigorous as possible in our opposition” to the governor’s efforts.Although Cuomo has yet to release an abortion bill, he’s announced plans to write into New York law protections now provided by federal court decisions like Roe vs. Wade…….………..Archbishop Dolan said the conviction Monday of Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell on murder charges calls for laws that go the other way instead.“I am in a bit of consternation as to why in a time when there seems to be kind of a sobering up about these horrors of the unfettered access to abortion, why in New York we are talking about even expanding it further,” Dolan said. [Because there is nothing more sacred to a leftist than a woman's right to kill her child, you dolt! They will sacrifice ANY other policy position to protect that one! When will you guys in the American hierarchy figure this out? THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE PARTY OF ABORTION, AND WILL BE FOR AS FAR AS WE CAN SEE IN THE FUTURE. NOTHING - NOTHING (short of an act of God, which you are deliberately frustrating with your cowardice) - WILL MAKE THEM CHANGE THAT!]When asked how Cuomo could still consider himself a Catholic in good standing while also promoting abortion legislation, Dolan responded: “That’s something that I talk turkey with him about.”Dolan spokesman Joseph Zwilling later said the cardinal did not mean to suggest that Cuomo would not be a Catholic in good standing if he went forward with the bill.
Oh, Cardinal Dolan, you pathetic worldling.
How can we otherwise think, Cardinal Dolan, that you care so very much more about the opinions of men, and especially powerful men, than you do about either serving Christ OR even protecting the unborn on a natural level, that you immediately take the most powerful weapon you have against these apostate Catholics off the table? Cuomo is pursuing the most radical expansion of abortion in this nation at present. All around the country, abortion is being rolled back by drips and drabs, but not in New Yack! Oh, no, there, it’s a brave new world of baby slaughter for all, with the great Cardinal of New Yack talking turkey as the sewer drains overflow with blood! And so you have to clarify “oh……I didn’t mean to imply still-living-in-sin-with-his-concubine Andrew Cuomo wouldn’t be a Catholic in good standing if he is directly responsible for dramatically increasing what is already by far the country’s highest rate of abortion!” It wouldn’t be politic to do so, right?!
Get your pro-life on at the annual National Right to Life conference at the Hyatt Regency DFW June 27-29. Registration is (yikes!) $95. Couples get a $5 break. There is childcare available. You an register here.
There are many, many speakers, mostly a bevy of evangelical protestants. But, Fr. Frank Pavone will apparently get out of his cell in Amarillo and be there, along with Brother Paul O’Donnell, FBP from Minneapolis.
Headliners include O. Carter Snead, Wesley J. Smith, Chet McDoniel, David Barton, and Reggie Littlejohn. I know!
I will bet money they don’t talk about contraception very much. But we’ll never be rid of abortion in this country, until all the churches oppose contraception and most of the people stop using it. And it will take the Catholic Church getting serious about her opposition to contraception, again, in order to make both happen. But we’re not even there, yet.
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Gosnell will spend the rest of his lifte in jail. But he won’t get the death penalty, a mercy he denied tens of thousands of children he executed over the years:
Abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell has given up his right to appeal the verdict that found him guilty on three of the four first-degree murder charges he faced.
As a result, prosecutors have agreed to life terms in prison for the former abortion facility owner and he will now not face the death penalty.
Prosecutors agreed to two life sentences without parole, and Gosnell will now face sentencing Wednesday as opposed to next week, where he could have been subjected to the death penalty by a second jury. The prosecutors originally sought the death penalty because Gosnell killed more than one person and because of the age of the newborn babies involved.
They also agreed to the life sentences in prison because Gosnell’s age made it unlikely he would be executed before his appeals ran out, as he would die naturally beforehand.
“Gosnell is to be sentenced Wednesday in the death of the third baby, an involuntary manslaughter conviction in the death of a patient and hundreds of lesser counts,” AP reported.
…….Gosnell was found guilty of killing Baby A, Baby C and Baby D and found not guilty of killing Baby E. He was also convicted on hundreds of lesser charges ranging from infanticide to running a corrupt organization.
Gonell was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of patient Karnamaya Mongar, who died after a botched abortion. And he was found guilty on most of the more than 200 counts of violating Pennsylvania’s informed consent law.
In total, Gosnell was found guilty of 21 out of 24 felony counts of illegal abortions beyond the 24 week limit and found guilty on all but 16 of 227 misdemeanor counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law……..
Which counts, collectively, would have resulted in his serving a 30 day suspended sentence, with 100 hours of community service. I jest, but not much.
I did not think Gosnell would get the death penalty. And, as the article mentioned, even if he had, it’s very unlikely he would have actually been put to death by the state. I pray this reprieve he’s gotten will result in his sincere conversion. I pray he learns to repent of his life of murder. It’s amazing that he was only caught out because agents raided his place for dispensing bogus scripts for pain pills and other drugs. It seems even his millions made from murdering babies was not enough. Greed, and pride, are the two primary drivers of the abortion industry.
I pray this case also results in all states passing laws requiring all abortion mills to meet the same sterility and other requirements as other outpatient surgical centers do. It is ludicrous that they presently do not, in almost all states. These simple requirements will eat so much into the profit margins of abortion mills that most will shut down of their own accord. Murdering babies won’t be nearly so lucrative as it used to be.
It remains to be seen what long-term impact this trial will have on the nation’s conscience. I fear we are so anethestized to violence and so addicted to contraception and its backstop, that it won’t make much difference at all.
Domine, miserere nobis!
He’s going to be in prison for the rest of his life. If he doesn’t get the death penalty, that is:
A Philadelphia jury has found late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell guilty of murdering three of four babies in his capital murder trial.
He is also guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 abortion death of Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old legal immigrant who died when his untrained staff administered an overdose of sedatives.
The jury found Gosnell guilty of murdering Babies A, C, and D. Gosnell quipped Baby A, who was photographed by one of his employees, Andrienne Moton, was big enough to “walk me to the bus stop.”
Jurors found Gosnell had committed first-degree murder when he allowed the babies to be born alive, then “snipped” their spinal cords with scissors — a practice his employees said they saw him perform “hundreds” of times.
The verdict, which was announced this afternoon in the courtroom of Judge Jeffrey Minehart, means Gosnell will face the death penalty at sentencing.
The jury had been hung over 2 counts in the indictment. Gosnell was originally indicted on over 200 charges, of which several murder charges were thrown out by the judge overseeing the case. It appears the jury had been hung on the 4th murder charge, not being able to decide whether one of the infants was born alive or not.
Any reasonably moral nation should be so utterly revulsed at the atrocities Gosnell committed that the entire genre in question – in this case, abortion – should be under heavy, heavy question. How could this come to be? How can abortion mills, which perform incredibly invasive surgical procedures, not face regular inspection? How often are babies born alive, and then killed? What really is the difference between killing a baby in the birth canal, and killing it inches outside it? How can any moral people countenance these acts of barbarity – not extreme exceptions, but part and parcel of the abortion industry – that occur with grim regularity, hundreds of times a day, every day, every year?
But the media has effectively blocked even a tacit discussion of all these questions, and many more.
I pray for Gosnell’s sincere conversion and repentance. I think he may get the chance to work some penance in prison – if his money and his lawyer don’t keep him out of it. It ain’t over, yet. There could be years of appeals. But at least a small measure of justice has been served to the thousands, tens of thousands he’s killed.
Pope Francis joins Roman March for Life May 13, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, awesomeness, contraception, episcopate, General Catholic, Papa, Society, true leadership, Virtue.
This is quite fantastic. Even more fantastic, would be for Pope Francis in cope and chasuble, leading the March for Life with the Blessed Sacrament raised high:
Pope Francis surprised about 40,000 Italian and international participants in today’s Marcia per la Vita (March for Life) Internazionale in Rome this morning, when he left the Apostolic Palace to greet them personally from his popemobile in the street where they were lined up.
Monsignore Ignacio Barreiro, the head of the Rome office of Human Life International, told LifeSiteNews.com that for the pope to have effectively joined the March for Life was highly unusual.
….In a shout-out to the marchers from his usual weekly Regina Coeli address, the pope briefly welcomed the crowd and endorsed a European-wide pro-life petition against embryo research.
The ‘One of Us’ campaign is seeking to gain 1 million signatures as part of a European Citizen Initiative. If organizers of the campaign achieve their goal the European Parliament is duty-bound to schedule a debate on the issue.
“I invite you to keep the attention of everyone on the important issue of respect for human life from the moment of conception,” the pope told the marchers.
He also invited all to attend the Vatican’s “Evangelium Vitae Day,” which he said would be “a special moment especially for those who care about the defense of the sanctity of human life,” to take place “in the context of the Year of Faith,” on 15 and 16 June.
March organisers were delighted with the greeting and with the extraordinary surge of numbers from last year’s march, which attracted 15,000 from around the country.
“The welcome of Pope Francis represents the highest recognition for the initiative and the confirmation of the sensitivity of the Pope to the non-negotiable principles, beginning with the right to life,” organisers said.
Mons. Barreiro also described the dramatic increase in numbers, from 1000 two years ago, to 15,000 last year, to about 40,000 today. This he put down to the hard work of the organisers in helping thousands come by bus from up and down the length of Italy, and to a “renewed awareness” among the public that Italy’s abortion law “must be abrogated.”
“The people are now really certain that we have to stake a stronger position than that which has been held in the past by some Italian pro-life groups.”
Certainly, a Pope with a populist touch that rivals Blessed John Paul II. I suspect, given the Pope’s presence this year, next year’s march might top 100,000.
Video from Rome Reports, hopefully they won’t sue me:
There is an interesting article by Sandro Magister regarding Pope Francis’ not distributing the Blessed Sacrament. It’s not exactly an original thought – I’ve heard it elsewhere – but it does have some evidence behind it. The supposition is, that based on the Pope’s earlier writings, while he was still Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he does not distribute the Blessed Sacrament in order to prevent souls from being scandalized when they see some pro-abort or other public sinner receiving the Host from a high Church authority (my emphasis and comments):
There is one particular in the Masses celebrated by Pope Francis that raises questions that have so far gone unanswered.
At the moment of communion, pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio does not administer it himself, but allows others to give the consecrated host to the faithful. He sits down and waits for the distribution of the sacrament to be completed. [And unfortunately, as has been seen, these assistants often give the Host to some standing and in the hand. There seems to be some guidance to have people receive on the tongue, but it seems inconsistently applied]
The exceptions are very few. At solemn Masses the pope, before sitting down, gives communion to those assisting him at the altar. And at the Mass last Holy Thursday, at the juvenile detention facility of Casal del Marmo, he wanted to give communion himself to the young detainees who approached to receive it. [I pray that does not include the muslims who got their feet washed.....]
Bergoglio has given no explicit explanation of this behavior since becoming pope.
But there is one page in a book he published in 2010 that allows one to infer the motives at the origin of this practice.
At the end of the chapter dedicated prayer, the then-archbishop Bergoglio says:
“David had been an adulterer and had ordered a murder, and nonetheless we venerate him as a saint because he had the courage to say: ‘I have sinned.’ He humbled himself before God. [This is a really, really important point in consideration of so many who seem to be of the opinion that sin is OK, because we all do it. That is the line used by many homosexual advocates, for instance, who argue that since everyone sins, no one should be denied the Blessed Sacrament for their particular grievous sin. But the point is that those who sin, but repent, are of course welcome. God loves a penitent man. But God loathes the proud. Those who are proud of their sin, or ever worse, declare their particular cherished sin a "good," are vastly different from the penitent man who confesses his sin and then receives the Blessed Sacrament, which will help strengthen him against further sin. Those who are obstinate or proud in sin are rejecting God, claiming that God is wrong, that the Church is wrong, and that they, in their insurmountable pride, are right. And they re-crucify Christ when they receive Him in that state. But our world and Church are so incredibly fallen right now, many who call themselves Catholic cannot even distinguish between penitent sinners, and unrepentant ones] One can commit enormous mistakes, but one can also acknowledge them, change one’s life and make reparation for what one has done. It is true that among parishioners there are persons who have killed not only intellectually or physically but indirectly, with improper management of capital, paying unjust wages. There are members of charitable organizations who do not pay their employees what they deserve, or make them work off the books. [. . .] With some of them we know their whole résumé, we know that they pass themselves off as Catholics but practice indecent behaviors of which they do not repent. For this reason, on some occasions I do not give communion, I stay back and let the assistants do it, because I do not want these persons to approach me for a photo. One may also deny communion to a known sinner who has not repented, but it is very difficult to prove these things. [In many cases, yes, but with certain notorious individuals, such as Church-persecuting, pro-abort Joe Biden, John Kerry, pretty much any Kennedy, or Nancy Pelosi, their record, and their obstinance, are very clear. Until they PUBLICLY repudiate their many public sins, and do penance, they cannot be received. The fact that they do is one of the utmost scandals in the Church today, and probably not an insignificant aspect of their being so invincibly mired in the horrors of objectively mortal sin] Receiving communion means receiving the body of the Lord, with the awareness of forming a community. [That's one aspect. I might highlight the communion with God and becoming one with Him, but move along.....] But if a man, rather than uniting the people of God, has devastated the lives of many persons, he cannot receive communion, it would be a total contradiction. Such cases of spiritual hypocrisy present themselves in many who take refuge in the Church and do not live according to the justice that God preaches. And they do not demonstrate repentance. This is what we commonly call leading a double life.”
As can be noted, Bergoglio explained in 2010 his abstaining from giving communion personally with a very practical reason: “I do not want these persons to approach me for a photo.”
Which is a good point. And while I admire the Holy Father for denying at least this ultimate commission of this horrific scandal, I think it would be better in so many respects (I can think of 7 or 8 off hand) if certain individuals were simply denied the Blessed Sacrament and/or formally placed under interdict, if not excommunicated. For the scandal involving certain individuals has reached such epic proportions, and so many souls literally fall away from the Faith over it, that merely denying them a photo-op may not be a sufficient work of justice. It is also unjust to those who continue to receive unworthily, as they are not given, in charity, the Church’s salutary medicine of the strongest reproof, in the hope it will shock them out of their sinful actions. It also places those subordinates who distribute the Blessed Sacrament in a very precarious position, not being certain they will be supported should they deny the Sacrament to some unrepentant sinner, and leaves them with the impression they have to provide Our Lord to everyone, no matter how infamous they may be.
If the supposition is correct, then I pray Pope Francis’ current method of dealing with this scandal is just a first step, which will be followed by more vigorous actions to protect the sanctity of the Sacramentl, prevent scandal among the faithful, and stop the grave self-injury souls are committing by receiving unworthily. I pray at some point there will be a prelate, any prelate, who will demand public repentance from one of these notorious lay people, and will take some formal action to terminate their sacrilegious reception of the Real Body and Blood of Our Lord.
The hideousness of evil – 4th Live Action video captures abortionist comparing baby to “meat in a crock pot” May 8, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, contraception, disaster, error, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
LeRoy Carhart is one of the most notorious late term baby murderers in the country. He is probably the most notorious since the death of the demented George Tiller. Live Action caught their great white whale by capturing Carhart on camera, using the kind of language you’d expect from a man who has spent decades tearing children limb from limb, inches from life, while they fight and struggle with all their helplessness can muster. The moral enervation such heinous crimes (in truth, there are no words…..) cause is readily apparent in the video below:
Some exerpts, courtesy Jill Stanek:
In LA’s video Carhart describes the late-term dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion procedure in the most vulgar of ways. Explaining that the investigator’s 26-wk-old baby would be “mushy” at the time of delivery due to the fact s/he had been dead for 2 to 3 days, Carhart graphically expounds (beginning at 4:45):
Carhart: It’s like putting meat in a crock pot, okay? It gets softer. It doesn’t get infected or–
Woman: OK, so the dead baby in me is like meat in a crock pot.
Dr. Carhart: Pretty much, yeah, kind of much – in a slow cooker….
Woman: But if we run into trouble … for some reason, I’m not able to deliver, you’ll be able to get it out in pieces.
Carhart: Take it out in pieces…..
Woman: What do you use to break it up? Just–
Dr. Carhart: A whole bunch of–
Woman: You’ve got a toolkit.
Dr. Carhart: A pickaxe, a drill bit, yeah (laughs).
Fingers, friends, and fruit
The classy doctor on sexual activity following an abortion (at 2:15)…
Carhart: And there are no restrictions afterwards. Except for nothing in your vagina for three weeks. As I tell everybody, that includes fingers, friends, and fruit, ok? [laughs]
Do-it-yourself hotel room abortions
If this isn’t cause for an investigation by state regulators in Maryland, I don’t know what is.
After warning the investigator not to call 911 if she senses something amiss in her hotel room, Carhart incredibly states he sets mothers up with self-delivery packs. Completing late-term abortions in hotel rooms must certainly violate all sorts of OSHA and state health and safety laws. And how would hotels like the thought of abortions being completed on their premises? Blood in the bed, babies in toilets, really? Beginning at 7:04 on LA’s video:
Woman: What happens if I deliver at the hotel?
Carhart: Well, we came and helped her clean up the mess, and took the sheets to the clinic, and washed them, and sent her back to the hotel, and she was fine.
Woman: OK, just stay there, or come, we’ll figure this out, OK. But if I do end up going into labor like this woman, you come help clean it up.
Carhart: We’ll come get, yeah, yeah but–
Woman: You’ll take the baby away.
Carhart: Yeah, we’ll come and help.
Carhart: We’ll give you, we’ll give everybody a little pack to put stuff in in case it does happen, but as I said–
Woman: A pack?
Carhart: A pack of little drapes and sheets and gloves and all those things, that if you had to do something then you could.
Woman: OK, so if for any reason I did, you’ve given me–
Carhart: You’ve already got the stuff to take care of it.
Woman: A bag to put the baby in, OK.
And so we’ve come full circle, back to the days when women underwent abortions in hotel rooms.
The media will feign surprise at this latet revelation of the incredible banality of this evil which permeates our country. Or maybe they really have lied to themsevles enough that they really believe abortion just destroys some strange, alien, “clump of cells” proto-human with only the most protean of relations to the human species. If so, the more is the shame.
The fact that we live in a country that tolerates this human catastrophe makes me terribly, terribly ashamed. Look, Hitler carried on the Holocaust for 6 years and killed 6 million Jews. For that reason, he is very rightly reviled the world over as one of the most demonic monsters humanity has ever produced. But men like Carhart do the very same thing, at the very same rate! Over a million babies a year are murdered in the womb in this country (or die in toilets, or hotel beds, or have their spinal cords snipped, or…….), so every six years, about 7 million babies are killed. That’s actually worse than the Holocaust, and yet a large majority of Americans actually want to keep abortion at least somewhat available, in case they, or their daughter, or their grandson, “need” one some day. We can’t, after all, allow another human being to come along – directly due to the immoral, negligent, or simply selfish behavior of mom and dad! – and ruin all the carefully laid plans we’ve had! That would be unfair! Who would want their law school daughter “punished” with a baby?
America, you’re sick, you’re seflish, you’re stupid, and you’re deranged, and I’m having a very hard time not hating you right now.
When out and about, or, God forbid, watching TV, one is constantly exposed to a variety of do-good service messages. These are called Public Service Announcements, and cover all manner of subjects from dental hygiene to admonitions not to drink and drive to reminders to “duck and cover” in the event of a sudden, bright flash in the sky (OK, I’m pre-dating even myself). They’re all over the place. Especially in government buildings. Schools are notorious for them. Most colleges have posters up admonishing all kinds of bad behaviors like excessive drinking, sexual license, etc., whose net effect seems to be to encourage them on some rebellious childish level.
But I found a poster at Orbis Catholicus that I think really should be in every church, government office, school, post office, and plenty of billboards around the country. Since the mantra “contraception is good, contraception is great, let us thank God for our daily pill” is so deeply engrained in the culture, it’s going to take an enormous propaganda campaign to even begin to ween the vast majority of people off this “wonder drug” class 1 carcinogen. Let this be the start:
And retired Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, the darling of the aging heretical hippies of the “spirit of Vatican II” generation, has been publicly espousing heresy for decades. Not years. Decades. And, as far as I know, he has never been formally rebuked, by name, by any ecclesial authority. The National Apostate Reporter constantly relies on Gumbleton’s assumed “moral” and Church authority to buttress their masses of heresy. So, when the Distorter writes a piece about how contraception use is wonderful, and how all American catholycs with any sense use it with abandon, they’ll get a nice quote from Bishop Gumbleton, always happy to oblige, especially when he can stab one of this fellow bishops in the back, to help sell their case. And, uninformed catholycs will conclude that, either Gumbleton’s authority is genuine, and the Church must be OK with contraception (or sodomite marriage, or abortion, or whatever), or, that since there is such a divergence of authoritative positions on the topic in question, it must not be a well-decided issue and therefore grown-up catholycs with their big-kid diapers on can make an “adult decision” about whether to embrace heresy or not. This is precisely the tactic the Distorter has used for decades to peel catholycs away from the Faith, and keep those already outside the Body of Christ, out.
Never was this more apparent when, after Archbishop Vigneron of Detroit advised those Catholics rejecting the Faith and adopting heretical views, such as two people of the same sex being given recognition as “married” by the state, to stay away from Communion because they are persisting publicly in a state of grave sin, Gumbleton was happy, eager to get in as many press outlets as possible (a fact I am certain has much to do with Gumbleton’s love of heresy) and tell Catholics to keepy re-crucifying Christ by receiving the Body and Blood. How many Catholics (or catholycs) have been swayed by Gumbleton’s positively diabolical abuse of his office into heresy is known only to God, but I would imagine that over the years he has played a crucial role in leading millions away from the Faith. I pray he comes to his senses before his death (he’s 83), for I would not want to have to give an account for all those souls led astray.
This situation in Detroit revolves around a Mass offered by Gumbleton at an apostate catholyc college called Marygrove. Dignity, a group that advocates for homosexual rights in a manner in near constant conflict with the Doctrine of the Church, has a weekly depravity-enabling Mass at Marygrove’s chapel, with Gumbleton offering. Given its specific goal of repudiating constant Church belief, there is no question this Mass is illicit, and it may even be invalid, knowing what is known of Gumbleton’s views (for instance, does he intend to confect the Blessed Sacrament from the bread and wine, or does he see this as a mere symbol?). This Mass has persisted for decades! And there is no sign it will be terminated any time soon.
The fact this Mass exists gets to the heart of the matter. Archbishop can say what he wants, but it is action that really counts. Allowing this Mass to continue is an inescapable contradiction to Vigneron’s own words. How can it be allowed to persist? And how can Gumbleton continue to be allowed to speak as an authoritative representative of the episcopacy? Yes, it would be lovely if the Vatican would intervene, but why can’t Archbishop Vigneron stop these diabolical Masses and the arch-heretic Gumbleton? He is fully vested with the power to do both.
Ah, but collegiality says no major decision of that sort can be taken without “consultation” with his brother bishops, some of whom are open or secret allies of “justus and peas” men like Barney Gumbleton (I know his name, but he looks like a Barney to me. And what is with that haircut?). And Barney knows that, better than anyone. That is how he as managed to operate, directly attacking the Faith, for decades. Which proves, once again, just what a disaster collegiality is, and how it has done nothing to increase a local ordinary’s power and authority, but has in fact fatally undermined it. I pray that the Church will return to that model of Authority that existed prior to Vatican II.