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Brooklyn bishop: Obama “shameful, criminal in the eyes of God” February 7, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo 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!



1. John Madison - February 7, 2014

It’s too bad his brother bishop over in the Big Apple doesn’t see the same thing.

2. pace1776 - February 7, 2014

“praises Abraham Lincoln”? Goes to show how little that bishop knows…and he needs to get the true Faith before he can grow in it.

/s/ Make “Nick” Your Pick for Texas Governor in 2014 “For God…Family…Property…and NFL (no free lunch)”

Veritas & Aequitas

V for Victory…and Viva Cristo Rey!

Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 21:14:24 +0000 To: nlandholt@hotmail.com

3. Baseballmom - February 8, 2014

We absolutely need to pray for these bishops who are at least making an attempt to speak Truth to Power. It is easy for is to challenge them, but it is very tough for them to have the courage to do what is necessary. They need our prayers and support.

Baseballmom - February 8, 2014


4. Steve - February 8, 2014

The other day on this blog, I noted that in the name of ecumenism (and “interfaith”), our Churchmen promote non-Catholics and their religious groups who support abortion, artificial birth control, sodomy and various “shameful and criminal” practices and beliefs.

Our bishops, for example, have permitted within Catholic Cathedrals installation ceremonies of Protestant ministers who have promoted abortion and, in general, the Culture of Death.

I wonder if any bishop, including Bishop DiMarzio, would attach the “shameful and criminal” tag to various Protestant and non-Christian communities and religions who support abortion, artificial birth control, sodomy…the Culture of Death?

Bishop DiMarzio, I thank you for your very clear condemnation of the Culture of Death.

But frankly, what is the difference between politicians who support the Culture of Death and “mainstream” Culture of Death Protestant “Churches” and religious leaders who participate in Catholic-sponsored ecumenical events?

What about certain non-Christian religious leaders who curry favor with our Churchmen while, in turn, they (the non-Christians) support abortion?

Catholics who vote for politicians who support abortion help to support the Culture of Death, according to Bishop DiMarzio.

Do bishops promote the Culture of Death when they promote ecumenism with non-Catholics who support abortion?

5. Steve - February 8, 2014

I appreciate Bishop DiMarzio for having declared publicly that a vote for a politician who supports abortion is, in effect, a vote for the Culture of Death.

But let’s be realistic…there is zero…Z-E-R-O…chance to discourage the majority of Catholic voters to distance themselves from pro-abortion politicians as long as our bishops allow pro-abortion Catholic politicians (and pro-abortion Catholic public figures) to receive Holy Communion.

A Catholic can support abortion while he or she is permitted to receive Holy Communion.

How is that possible?

Michael Aiello - February 8, 2014

Now only if he had preached this from the pulpit and directed his priests to do the same!

Don - February 11, 2014

Great point

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7. David - February 11, 2014

Bishop DiMarzio sounds like a great bishop to be on the “short list” for the Diocese of Albany (NY).

I was pleased to hear that the bishop-elect for the Diocese of Harrisburg (PA) was one bishop who publicly announced during one election cycle that pro-abortion Catholic politicians should not receive the Eucharist. This would include not only Pelosi, Kerry, Cuomo, and a few other Demonrats, but also former Mayor Rudy Guiliani, former Governor and Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, and if I am not mistaken former Maine senator Susan Collins.

David - February 12, 2014

I spoke a little too early. A Brooklyn priest was chosen on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 to be the new bishop of Albany.

Thank you Pope Francis I. The See was filled in three months.

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9. discipleofthedumbox - February 11, 2014

Would that Bishop Farrell did the same…

10. tantamergo - February 11, 2014

Thanks to Fr. Z for the link. Definitely a spike in traffic.

11. Jamey Brown - February 12, 2014

Thank you Veneremur Cernui for waking me up to a major event in my own Diocese of Brooklyn, NY. And to Bishop DiMarzio: Thank you for your bold and noble statements. I am so proud of what you did. I have been a member of your Diocese since my conversion in 2007 and this is truly our finest hour. I have deeply admired your steadfast prayer at abortion clinics and I am sure you are aware of the firestorm these statements will ignite. I pray that our good Lord will give you, and all of us who stand for life, courage in our battle against all that “the gates of hell” will throw against us. I hope that many others will follow your valiant stand, particularly myself.

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