I can remember when Colorado was a normal state. Conservative, even. Then hundreds of thousands of Californians, having wrecked their own state, moved in. The state is now really divided, but the leftists have the upper hand in the state government. Lord, please never let that happen here.
The radicals, who have also passed stupid laws against certain kinds of firearms, have a new bill called Senate Bill 175. According to Archbishop of Denver Samuel Aquila, it basically seeks to enshrine abortion in Colorado law forever, and forestall any future pro-life legislation:
If you haven’t yet heard, there is a very troubling bill being debated in the Colorado State Senate next week. Senate Bill 175, touted as the “Reproductive Health Freedom Act,” passed on a party line vote in committee this past Thursday. I am grateful to every person who showed up to oppose the radical bill.
This over-reaching piece of legislation would essentially shut down any attempt to pass life-affirming legislation in Colorado ever again. More than that, it enshrines the “right to abortion” into Colorado law. It’s being praised by anti-life organizations such as NARAL and ThinkProgress as “the first of its kind” in the country and “ambitious.” It enshrines the culture of death into law and ignores science.
This bill would prevent lawmakers from enacting laws such as ultrasound requirements, which we all know—particularly from the work of the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative here in Colorado—have done so much to give mothers vital information about their pregnancy, and thus save countless children from imminent death.
It prevents common sense regulations like waiting periods, restrictions on abortion pills (particularly for minors), and parental notification policies. Advocates of this bill seek the absolute “right to abortion” for girls as young as 10 or 11 without a parent’s knowledge, guidance or advice. Parents are seen as unfit in the moral guidance of their children.
Finally, this bill would eliminate abortion clinic health code regulations, which pro-abortion advocates label as “burdensome.” Remember Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia, and the horrific images and stories of women nearly dying on the abortionist’s table?
I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that pro-aborts are trying this. Over the past few years, state legislatures around the country have imposed numerous restrictions on abortion, one of the most effective being that enacted here in Texas just last year.
Abortion is absolutely, 100% critical for the entire sexular pagan program to destroy Christian culture. The very destructive culture that has been deliberately visited upon the former Christendom over the past 100 years requires abortion. All these things: contraception, fornication, adultery, sexual depravity, divorce,etc., require abortion as their backstop. It is fornication, “living together,” hooking up, etc,. among “heterosexuals” that drives the entire sexular pagan agenda. There simply are not, as of yet, enough sodomites, polyamorists, and other perverts to destroy a culture. But getting the vast majority of “normal” people, even “Christian” people, to engage in these immoral activities has been the very vehicle of the sexular pagan revolution.
Fornication sells. Fornication/adultery backed up with the use of contraception has led millions to leave any true semblance of the practice of Christianity, and into lives of wantonness that are unprecedented in their scope and banality. But since contraception often and always (over enough time) fails, abortion is 100% absolutely vital to the entire sexular pagan leftist program. The entire advance of leftism in the West has been due to decay in sexual morality. So the entire leftist program depends utterly on abortion.
So, they are willing to do anything, give up anything, to keep abortion around. And since there has been much recent success in nibbling away at baby killing at the state level, they are now seeking to stop that through their own legislative activity. I take this as a very serious attempt to stop all progress in pro-life laws, at least in Colorado. Which is a shame, because Colorado did not used to be a state that would embrace such a thing, and I know there are still many, many good, faithful souls there.
Archbishop Aquila asks for everyone to take some time to pray that this bill be stopped. You can also contact the Colorado Catholic Conference, or, better yet, look up the bill’s supporters in the Colorado Senate and contact them directly. The bill’s two sponsors are Senators Andy Kerr and Jeanne Nicholson.
Perhaps you could, in your charity, offer up a Rosary that this horrific bill be blocked and defeated. Or a Novena. There have been many small steps to see abortion made more difficult to obtain around the country. There has been a good deal of progress in the past few years. But that could all be undone should measures like this gain support, and, God forbid, one day wind up at the Supreme Court, where anything can happen.
As a final aside, I will also pray that we will one day see our own good Bishop Farrell offer a Mass directly outside a mill, as Bishop Sheridan just did, or at least have a constant presence of priests offering prayers, performing exorcisms, and the like. A 20 mile Good Friday procession is a wonderful thing, but one Mass offered outside one of these mills would be such a blow to satan and his many eager human acolytes, that the pro-aborts may never recover.
That’s something I’ll keep praying for. And I’ll also pray that Archbishop Aquila grow ever more faithful and participate more and more in the restoration of the Faith.
More TLMs will help.
Yes! Someone else gets it! April 11, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, persecution, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, the enemy.
I’ve probably been spending too much time reading secular blogs of late…..if this one qualified. Robert Stacy McCain is at least a moderately devout evangelical protestant and father of 6, even if he does have an unfortunate tendency to give fly to really impure language and imagery. He needs to stop doing that.
But there is no other writer out there I’ve found that has tackled the sick marxist dogma of feminism better than he has. Further, he has made the connection that feminism as a movement is about destroying the family as the prime building block of society, either out of twisted hatred or to better groom souls to accept government as their savior, lord, and master.
He had a post yesterday [content warning, you might not want to go there] discussing the new phenomenon of “heterosexual guilt syndrome.” Primarily afflicting women (but I’m sure men are not far behind), y0uth today are being so groomed into radical feminist ideology (and remember, a feminist is just a marxist lesbian) that they actually feel guilt for NOT falling into this grave perversion. As an indicator of how utterly upside down Western “culture” has become, this is a pretty good one: Sodom and Sapphos are so utterly triumphant among elite opinion-shapers, young people today (well, ok, at least leftist young people, but that’s many if not most of them) actually wish they were sodomites so that they could bask in all the culturally-driven glory:
The “Girls” star thanked her sister Grace, now 22, saying, “I have always felt a strong and emotional connection to members of the LGBTQ community. It was actually a huge disappointment for me when I came of age and realized that I was sexually attracted to men. So when my sister came out, I thought, ‘Thank God, now someone in this family can truly represent my beliefs and passions.’”
So obviously this Lena Dunham character is deeply depraved and deranged, as evidenced by the pornographic show she produces for HBO. But this phenomenon is hardly limited to her alone. A radical feminist university professor has noted that she can no longer teach her students elementary aspects of biology – such as that, men and women, and males and females of any species, are different! – without attracting hoots and catcalls of “homophobia:”
I wanted them to find their way to the notion that it’s not “heteronormative” to recognize that sex is an
evolutionarily adaptive[God-given, my edit] reproduction strategy that, in humans, involves males and females; it’s just our biology, and there’s a complex, mutually interacting relationship between the biological and the social. I’ve been working toward that all semester. But they have not gotten there.
That is to say, this feminist university professor has found that her students already have such deeply ingrained, powerfully shaped notions regarding human sexuality and even biology – notions entirely shaped by radical sodomite rhetoric – that she cannot get them to accept basic facts like: men and women are different, there is a natural order to sexuality that is conceived to perpetuate the species, etc.
As we saw in the Charlotte, ahem, Catholic High School debacle, even Catholic students, or maybe especially Catholic students, are so deeply convicted of these homosexualist errors and depravities that they simply will not be told otherwise, that so-called homosexuality is not inborn, is not natural, and is in fact a profound perversion (something that should be obvious from the natural law, let alone theologically) of the created order. But to say such nowadays is tantamount to heresy. And people are being, effectively, burned at the stake over this nightmare. The poor nun that did nothing but repeat constant Catholic Dogma and some relevant sociological data has now been cashiered and will probably never be seen in public again. That is the power of the sodomite lobby, and all the errors it has perpetuated.
What’s the end game? As I said at the top, and as RS McCain notes, it’s to end the family as the building block of society:
Yet this phenomenon — Feminist Heterosexual Guilt Syndrome — is implicit in contemporary liberal culture, which holds that sex is merely a form of pleasure, without any spiritual or moral dimension, to be regulated only by mutual consent. Liberalism’s apparent neutrality toward the sexual preferences of consenting adults, however, is belied by the incessant cheerleading for contraception, abortion and homosexuality. Contraception and abortion are necessary to the liberal project of diverting women from the path toward marriage and motherhood by suppressing their natural fertility. And homosexuality is celebrated by liberals as part of the same project, to de-legitimize the traditional family as a normative social institution.
And these folks just keep moving the ball forward. The effort heretofore has been to normalize sodomy and its female equivalent – now the effort is to convince people that everyone is at least a latent sodomite and to convince all – or as many as possible – that homosexuality is “naturally” superior. There is a growing movement among marxist lesbians to assail all heterosexual relations as “rape.” They claim women naturally “hate” men and and are repulsed by them, and it is only the oppressive patriarchy and patriarchal cultural conditioning that results in women having sex with men. Black is white, up is down, Laverne is Shirley: there is no depth to the depravity that will come so long as people forget God.
Ultimately, they want everyone to be like them. Having even a small minority reject their claims is enough to drive them nuts, because they still have the law of God written on their hearts. And even if, in some nightmare future, they do convince almost everyone to embrace sodomy, they will still be miserable and angry and refuse to understand why. Because God will remain, and so will His Law, and they will remain counter to it.
You may say, oh TE, slow down, you’re getting too excited. If you chart back all the progressive claims these radicals have made in the area of sexuality, you can see how the most radical claims, the most egregious, laughable stuff, suddenly becomes the accepted norm, and shortly thereafter, required belief, 15-20 years after the first outbreak of the new level of error. Same-sex marriage was first posited on a serious level about 20 years ago. Everyone laughed. Not so funny anymore. Leftist academics first began really arguing for legalized abortion, out in the public, starting in the early-mid 50s. In 1973, they got it. Now they’re arguing that all heterosexual relations are rape.
I wouldn’t laugh.
Sebelius’ Reign of Terror Is Over April 11, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, asshatery, Basics, contraception, disaster, episcopate, error, General Catholic, horror, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
Cruella Deville has outlived her usefulness for the Zero. She’s been thrown under the bus, like so many before her, ostensibly due to the manifold failures of Obamacare:
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned from the Obama administration, a move that comes just months after Americans started signing up for health insurance coverage under Obamacare.
President Barack Obama accepted her resignation earlier this week and will nominate the Office of Management and Budget’s Sylvia Matthews Burwell, 48, as the next head of the HHS, the New York Times reported.
The new head of HHS is just a younger version of the same:
Is a hair brush too much to ask? What?
Burwell is not Catholic, at least. So maybe she’ll actually have more respect for Catholic belief than an invincibly convinced heretic.
What am I saying?!? She’s a lefty, and already, during the government shutdown theater of last fall, she was the one that directed stupid, draconian steps – like closing national monuments that cost nothing to operate – in order to amp up the pressure on Republicans. She’s a Clinton loyalist, so I think we know her. She’s obviously pro-abort to the core, or she wouldn’t have gotten the job.
Meet the new boss, same as the old.
Does Sebelius have a reputation left to detract from?
Welcome to the Persecution April 3, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
I loved Ace’s headline on this: “‘Recant Your Heresies,’ The Freethinker Demanded, Trembling with Religious Fury and Transcendent Ecstasy” It’s so very true, as you will see.
“Rational” atheists/agnostics/leftists love to think they are sooo very superior to those Christofascist bible thumpers and their bizarre, antiquated superstitions. None of that for them, these enlightened post-Christians know they are completely above anything like that.
But then why do their actions look so very much like the kind of goose-pimply fervor that comes from true religious zeal?
The setup is this: Mozilla, successor to Netscape, hired a man to be their new CEO. It turns out, this man, 6 years ago, gave $1000 to support the Proposition 8 initiative, a constitutional amendment that passed in California, defining marriage as between one man and one woman (unless you have been living under a rock, you know a sodomite judge who desires to marry his body-buddy judged Prop 8 unconstitutional). I guess this story has just been huge in certain segments of teh intrawebs, where throngs of sexular pagans are demanding a ritualistic sacrifice to their dark god for this horrific fake heresy.
An anonymous writer — an insider in the tech world, but unwilling to share his or her name (go figure) — writes about the Moral Panic burning over the tech industry over the elevation of Brendan Eich to the head of Mozilla.
Eich once made a $1,000 donation to Prop 8, in 2006, shortly before the pro-gay-marriage Senate candidate Barack Obama would be persuaded by the righteousness of the traditional marriage cause, and thus announce his conversion to the proposition that marriage must be as it had been eternally, a union between a man and a woman.
For some reason, the rabid Upper Income White Women (and Feminized White Men) of the tech industry don’t seem to think Barack Obama deserves criticism for that position, but they’re very sure that Eich should either recant or be fired.
The new sexular pagan religion is not one to be crossed. They do not trifle. They seek to crush all
heretics opposition. A writer for some lowlife Silicon Valley rag literally demanded public Confession, public penance, ritualistic ablution and propitiatory sacrifice for this hideous crime against the satanic sexular pagan religion:
Stop saying that this was merely a private matter that won’t affect your work as Mozilla’s CEO. That’s disingenuine [ummm, not a word] and beneath a leader of your stature.
Say that whatever chain of logic led you to conclude that your personal views required you to support Proposition 8 was flawed, erroneous, incorrect. You may well maintain those same views—that’s your prerogative—but you don’t have to draw the same conclusions from them today as you did six years ago. [You will think as we demand or we will see to it that you are crushed. Oh, we can't get inside your head to know what you really think - yet - but you had better talk and act like you repent of your Christianist heresy or we will destroy you]
Go further. Say that you support the rights of people to enter into same-sex marriages everywhere. [Public confession, public recanting for the sin of supporting marriage] Say that you will not only support employees in the United States who are in same-sex marriages, but that you will also fight for the civil rights of Mozilla employees [ritualistic ablution for the sin of heresy] who work in societies with less progressive views.
Finally, make a donation equal in amount to the money you gave to Proposition 8 [propitiatory sacrifice] and candidates who supported it to the Human Rights Campaign or another organization that fights for the civil rights of LGBT people.”
A writer at First Things (which I generally try to avoid) noted that the moral extremism and pseudo-religious fervor behind the propagation of this satanic, inverted morality bodes ill for faithful Catholics, Christians, and conservatives in general. These people will take no prisoners. They will be no length to which they will not go to further the spread of their immorality and your fervent acceptance of it. I don’t even know if quivering obeisance will be allowed anymore, these people seem bound and determined to force everyone, publicly, onto their side.
There is an old joke regarding the legalization of sodomy. I’ve seen it in many places. It goes: “I don’t mind if they legalize sodomy, so long as they don’t make it mandatory.”
Well, folks…..at this point, I would not rule that out. We are already seeing some signs that mere rejection of unwanted same-sex advances is starting to be seen as the dreaded and loathed “homophobia.” As I mentioned in the previous post, more and more radical feminists are going over to the idea that the marital act always constitutes rape, and that “heterosexuality” (previously known as being normal) is a false, imposed “desire.” At least for women. So a stage is being set where these radical feminists, utterly dominant in certain environments like academia, can more or less demand sex from students at the cost of being cast out of the sisterhood and publicly pilloried if any refuse.
We are seeing a probably decent, normal person being crushed for the “heresy” of believing marriage is between one man and one woman. 90+% of the fervent supporters of same-sex marriage believed the same until a few years (or months, or even weeks) ago. But there is no mercy for the unconverted. Mercy is a practice totally foreign to this emerging, satanic, replacement-religion for Christianity.
It’s going to be a rough ride.
I really don’t think she “loves” the Church……she loves some idol she’s created in her mind she calls “the church.”
Anyway, Nancy Pelosi, world-renowned intellectual giant, calls all pro-lifers “dumb.” Which, consider the source, but does she get that all faithful Catholics are, prima facie, strongly opposed to abortion?
At Planned Parenthood’s annual gala last night, attendees and your PULSEr stopped laughing at comedian and emcee Tig Notaro just long enough to watch Nancy Pelosi receive the Margaret Sanger award [What's the award, a bloody coat hanger?] for her work defending abortion rights. In her acceptance speech, Pelosi slammed abortion opponents…….
“When you see how closed their minds are or oblivious or whatever it is — dumb — then you know what the fight is about,” Pelosi said. “Whatever happens with the court…we must remember these battles will not be the end of the fight,” she added.
What Pelosi was complaining about was the fact that life begins at conception. Pelosi thinks believing such is strange and ignorant. But knowing life begins at conception is a belief shared by essentially all scientists, as well as the hierarchy of the Church and all faithful priests and laity. So when it comes to seeing dumb, old Botox Pelosi should know.
I will personally send $10,000 to whichever bishop first denies her Communion. That money is safer than Ft. Knox.
When HB2 was being debated furiously in the Texas Legislature last summer, and all the demonic/satanic forces came out of the woodwork to stop it, I was surprised to find some Catholic voices saying HB2, as positive as it was, still could not be supported because it supported the basic idea of keeping abortion legal. Some folks said the only kind of law “true” pro-lifers could support was one that banned all abortions immediately.
That’s a lovely thought, and one I would fervently support (in addition to praying for on a daily, ongoing basis), but surveying the culture around us, the likelihood of such a measure passing is nil. But HB2 provided measures that are sure to make abortion much, much less available in this state, and will result in the saving of many lives. As such, it always had my support.
Let me relate to you what HB2 has achieved, and is in the process of achieving, just here in the Diocese of Dallas:
- Lamar Robinson has had his privileges at University General Hospital revoked, but I can also reveal he has sold his abortuary in Dallas to UT Southwestern Medical Center and the property will be razed. Robinson plans to continue offering abortions in East Texas if he can get privileges. He will exit the Dallas Diocese entirely, it is believed, as of Sept. 30. It is certain, however, that his mill will be razed to the ground as part of UT Southwestern’s continuing expansion.
- Heavy pressure is being applied to Dallas Medical Center to revoke the privileges of the abortionists at Routh Street mill on Central Expressway. We will have to see if Dallas Medical Center wants to be seen associated with filthy abortion mills.
- Planned Barrenhood shut down their abortion referral center in Irving last Dec. 31. This is due in part to HB2.
- This last bit is not entirely confirmed, but will be most significant: another measure of HB2, requiring abortuaries to meet the same minimum health and safety requirements as other ambulatory surgery centers, goes into effect Oct. 1. I have been told that because of this measure, ALL abortion mills in the Diocese of Dallas (save one) will close on or before that date, because their antiquated, sub-standard, often filthy facilities will cost too much to upgrade to still allow abortionists that money they crave while providing at least a minimum of safety for the women involved in this barbaric practice. I say all but one, Curtis Boyd’s Southwest Women’s Surgery Center will remain open, it was designed to meet those requirements, more or less, from the get go. But I am told Planned Barrenhood will close their mill on Greenville (yes, even Planned Barrenhood, because the only thing they love more than abortion is money), Routh Street will shut down, and Robinson has already sold out. From what I was told, these closures are a direct result of HB2 and the ambulatory surgery center standards it requires. As of late this year, there will only be two abortion mills open in the metroplex, Southwest Women’s Surgery Center and Planned Barrenhood’s Fort Worth mega-mill. All this info comes not from pro-life sources but from an insider in the abortion industry in the DFW area.
If this holds – if HB2 is not overturned (I sincerely doubt it will be), if pro-abort radicals don’t funnel money to some of these mills to keep them open, if the abortionists don’t change their minds, if new mills that meet the new standards don’t open to take the place of those closing (again, I doubt this will happen),etc – we will see abortions in the Dallas area radically reduced and made much more difficult to obtain. Pro-life forces will be able to focus their energies on just the one mill in each Diocese, which ought to result in heavy pressure around these mills.
Curtis Boyd is quite old – 73 or 74. I know he has trained some younger abortionists to step in when he finally retires or passes away, but I doubt they will have the ideological commitment he does. Boyd is an unabashed pro-abort ideologue, he knows he’s killing babies but doesn’t care. But will those who follow him be so committed? Time will tell.
But if all this comes down, it will not be exaggeration to say that we could honestly look forward to the day when there isn’t a single abortion mill in the Diocese of Dallas. I would like to take this opportunity to offer and challenge any priests reading this post to amp up their presence outside Boyd’s mill on Greenville Avenue in Dallas. Heavy presence of priests, seminarians, and even the bishop outside mills got them shut down in the Diocese of Rockford. There is no abortion mill in Rockford, but it was a long, hard, mostly spiritual fight. There was a huge amount of diabolical activity associated with the process of getting that last, most militant mill shut down. In charity, I would hope that priests would not leave their flock unguarded outside these centers of evil, but would do all they possibly can to both witness to life and engage in the mighty spiritual warfare that occurs around these altars to satan.
But for now, truly stupendous, amazing news. It appears HB2 is doing much to radically reduce the availability of abortion in the State of Texas.
Federal appeals court upholds Texas abortion law March 28, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, awesomeness, Basics, contraception, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Our Lady, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, Victory.
I’m certain Planned Barrenhood will appeal to the Supreme Court, but the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the very fractious law passed last summer that saw so many satanic and unhinged demonstrations at the Capitol. This is also tremendous news, it’s very unlikely the Supreme Court will overturn this judgment, so the very effective limitations on abortion will stand:
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld parts of a Texas abortion law pertaining to hospital privileges for physicians who perform abortions and protocols for abortion-inducing drugs, a decision that drew starkly contrasting reactions on both sides of the debate.
A U.S. district court previously struck down those provisions in the Texas law, which were challenged in court by lawyers for Planned Parenthood. But the 5th Circuit Appeals Court later issued a stay of that decision “pending appeal,” meaning it would not go into effect.
The U.S. Supreme Court also weighed in, with a majority refusing to stop the law’s implementation. In the ruling opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote that an appeals court stay could not be vacated “unless that court clearly and ‘demonstrably’ erred in its application of ‘accepted standards.’”
Thursday’s ruling means the provisions will remain valid in the state of Texas, until or unless the U.S. Supreme Court rules otherwise or legislators in the state act to modify the law.
Supporters of such legislation cheered the ruling. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser applauded the judges “for upholding this commonsense measure to safeguard women.”
“The people of Texas have spoken through their elected leaders and in support of protecting the culture of life in our state,” said Gov. Rick Perry, a conservative Republican. “Today’s court decision is good news for Texas women and the unborn, and we will continue to fight for the protection of life and women’s health in Texas.”
Not surprisingly, Planned Parenthood had an opposite reaction, with
President[demon lady] Cecile Richards characterizing the decision as “a terrible court ruling.”
“The latest restrictions in Texas will force women to have abortions later in pregnancy, if they are able to get to a doctor at all,” Richards said. “This court ruling is not the last word.”
So it sounds like Planned Barrenhood plans to appeal. As the article notes, Texas is not the only state to implement the requirement for admitting privileges, but it is by far the largest, most important state to do so. I’m sure PB will make their appeal, but I have a suspicion the Supreme Court won’t hear the case. They might, in which case, I tend to think it will stand, but something tells me that they won’t even bother to hear the case. This requirement is only “onerous” to abortionists because they are the lowest rung of “doctors” around, a big step below the pill pusher, cash-payment only types I was familiar with at one point in my life.
Good news on the pro-life front today! God be praised! I am certain Our Lady had much to do with this, during the week of the great Feast of the Annunciation! Ave Maria, gratia plena!
h/t to reader skeinster for the link
I wrote in a post Tuesday that abortionist Lamar Robinson – one of two murderers in Dallas who kill babies up to 24 weeks – had obtained privileges at a hospital in South Oak Cliff called University General Hospital. I wrote that a protest was planned outside this hospital next Tuesday.
Well, the president of the hospital has been contacted by pro-lifers and he confirmed today that he is going to pull Robinson’s privileges, the only thing that keeps his abattoir open. Apparently, some other local abortionists have also gotten their privileges through this hospital, and he is pulling those, as well. This could be an event that has enormous impact on the availability of abortion in DFW. It is very possible two mills will close, at least until they find another hospital to grant them privileges, which we’ll then have to pressure not to do so.
I think the president/head of this University General Hospital is to be enormously commended. He said he wants his hospital to be 100% pro-life and that it will not allow abortions nor associate with abortionists. That is great. I must say, to dampen the enthusiasm this a bit, none of this is confirmed to the point of Robinson’s mill shutting down, but all signs right now are great.
I am guessing the planned protest for next Tuesday outside UGH (what an unfortunate acronym, btw) will be cancelled. Or maybe, it should turn into a demonstration of support? I’m not sure how the leaders plan to play it, if the Kukla’s or someone can let me know, that would be helpful, I’ll try to post an update, even on the weekend.
For now, offer some prayers of thanksgiving! If this development holds, we’ll see two mills close in the next week or so!
Oh, and I also got news of something really untoward and seedy that happened at Robinson’s mill very recently, totally unrelated to his state mandated admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Charges are being filed, that’s all I’ll say for now. Hopefully I can reveal more, soon.
Bishops failing to enforce Canon 915 mortally sinful March 27, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, asshatery, Basics, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
So much for not being topical?
A Father Vincent Fitzpatrick, of whom I am totally unfamiliar, has penned a piece for the American Life League that castigates all that great swath of bishops in this country who, for more than 40 years, have refused to enforce Canon 915 by denying the Blessed Sacrament to sinful pro-abort politicians. According to Fr. Fitzpatrick, enforcement of Canon 915 is not just a duty, it is not an option, it is so mandatory that failing to do so is gravely sinful.
Fr. Fitzpatrick (I add emphasis):
Here is the text of Canon 915: “Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”
Several American bishops have made statements to the effect that a bishop must exercise “discretion” regarding whether to “impose the penalty” of denial of Communion. Among them: Chaput, Dolan, O’Malley, and Wuerl.
All bishops who refuse to “impose the penalty” are participating in a lie. Namely, that denial of Communion is a penalty.
Denial of Communion is NOT a penalty.
So? What is the import of this fact?
It means that denial of Communion is not an option that MAY be chosen. It is MANDATED by Canon 915. No bishop, priest, or other minister of Communion is free to disobey Canon 915, for the simple reason that the action Canon 915 forbids is ALWAYS gravely sinful.
It needs to be emphasized that Canon 915 is NOT a canon that may be “applied” or “not applied.” Canon 915 can only be obeyed or disobeyed. And disobeying Canon 915 is always gravely sinful.
Canon 915 exists precisely because giving Communion to a person “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin” is always gravely sinful. Doing so is always to give grave scandal, and to participate knowingly in a sacrilegious act.
Let that sink in. Always gravely sinful.
In terms perhaps more familiar to the laity: To give Communion knowingly and deliberately to ANYONE delineated in Canon 915 is ALWAYS a mortal sin.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been the most outspoken of those bishops who refuse to obey Canon 915, but all of them are on record, as he is, as endorsing the commission of MORTAL SINS by their priests and other ministers of Communion. Cardinal Wuerl has even punished those who have obeyed Canon 915.
Of course, this is something he has no right to do, because no bishop has the authority to command anyone to commit a mortal sin!
I believe he is absolutely correct in this. Canon Law is Canon Law, and Canon 915 is crystal clear. For a prelate to so fail in duty that he abrogates a very significant portion of Canon Law is objectively mortally sinful if only from the standpoint of the massive scandal it causes alone. But add to that fact the reality that the Blessed Sacrament is thus received unworthily, and you add sacrilege and blasphemy on top of the grave scandal. It seems a pretty clear cut case of objective mortal sin, to me.
Unless one wants to argue that our prelates are so badly formed they are ignorant of the nature of the Blessed Sacrament, scandal, sacrilege, and all the rest. One might actually have an argument there, which is a scandal of the first rank in its own right.
But really, these men have been corrected so often on this matter, from above and below (including the relegating of then Cardinal Ratzinger’s instruction to enforce Canon 915 by Cardinal McCarrick to the memory hole), that claiming ignorance is to extend a charitable appreciation of the matter beyond the breaking point.
One more point from Fr. Fitzpatrick:
It is said by many, including Cardinal Wuerl, that Communion should not be used as a political weapon.
Absolutely true. And the reception of Communion is being used as a political weapon—by pro-abortion politicians. As long as they are permitted to receive Communion, the bishop (e.g., Cardinal Wuerl) endorses their claim to be “ardent Catholics” whose promotion of abortion is NO SIN.
Again, I totally agree. There is no question in my mind that it is the pro-abort sinners and their episcopal enablers who are politicizing the Blessed Sacrament. They are also committing sins more severe than even the worst heretics of the past.
One sad fact is that the article lists Fr. Fitzpatrick as a retired priest. Of course, no active priest could write a missive like this because they would be cashiered instantly.
He does recommend raising a ruckus to Rome about this scandal. I heartily agree. You can either send a letter directly to the Holy See, or to the Apostolic Nuncio in Washington, DC. The address is as follows:
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vignano
Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See to the United States
3339 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 337-0619
As always in such matters, be forthright, straightforward, and polite. Very polite. But make your point firmly. You could even just copy Fr. Fitzpatrick’s article and mail that in.
Help shut down an abortion mill – next Tuesday March 26, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, Dallas Diocese, disaster, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, Virtue.
Lamar Robinson runs his mill in a pretty shady part of Dallas, and has for years. After the state legislature passed a law last summer banning abortion beyond 20 weeks and requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles, Robinson’s “Abortion Advantage” mill shut down for a while as he sought the privileges. He reopened some months ago, and we actually thought for a while he may have done so even lacking the required privileges. However, investigation has shown that a hospital with a less than sterling reputation in South Oak Cliff – University General Hospital – has given Robinson his much sought-after privileges.
Their management has been contacted but seems uninterested in disassociating the hospital from a notorious abortionist. As such, local pro-life warriors are planning on stepping up the pressure, beginning the first in a series of “informative pickets” outside University General Hospital next Tuesday, April 1 at 9:00 am. This hospital is located at 2929 South Hampton Rd in the South Oak Cliff section of Dallas.
It is hoped the hospital will not want the negative publicity that will surely come from being associated with a character as notorious as Robinson. He has long been one of the latest term abortion providers in Texas, routinely killing viable babies up to 24 weeks. Not that viability makes abortion any worse, all abortion is an evil straight out of hell. But it does serve to indicate the extremity of Robinson’s acts, and the hospital’s complicity in them.
Hopefully many souls will be able to come out and witness for life. And hopefully only one such demonstration will be necessary to get the hospital to revoke these privileges.
Please come out if you at all can. Defending life is both a spiritual and a corporal work of mercy, as is doing penance for the hideous sin of abortion.
“We know so strict is divine justice that no sin will go unpunished; it must be expiated in this world or in the next. Far better is it for thee, O sinner, to atone for thy sins of thy own accord in this world than to leave it to the just Judge to chastise thee for them in the next.”