Dec 8, 2006

Preborn babies don't seem to be on the Cardinal's mind

Only seconds after I noticed that Cardinal Mahony has an Advent reflection (click on this post's title) in this week's issue of The Tidings, for some reason the thought came to me, "He'll work illegal immigrants into this."

Sure enough, in the reflection, "How are we to see the Christ?," the Cardinal writes:

"...if we find a moment to pause and ponder, to 'be vigilant at all times,' we might hear that still inner voice that speaks of welcome; and see the face of another crying out in need. Can we be generous enough to leave our own 'comfort zone,' our safe place and attend to the God who lives in unexpected places, events and persons? In our own time and place it is here that Christ has come and is coming, waiting for our response in love. At this time in our history as a nation, in our here and now, Christ comes in the stranger, the alien, the immigrant."

If only the Cardinal would also say he sees Christ in all the preborn babies being led to death in the many abortion mills in his vast Archdiocese every day. Then he could ask of himself, and of us, what is our duty to leave our comfort zone and safe place and respond in love, as he has written -- but for the innocent babies and their often exploited moms.


Blogger Jeff Miller said...

Well at least he didn't portray the Holy Family as homeless.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Jeff,

I didn't quote that part of his article, but the Cardinal did just that, call them homeless.

Here are his words:

"Advent is occasion for us to prepare for the coming of the Christ who once came in the flesh and blood of a homeless infant, whose parents faced a long, dangerous and arduous journey to a faraway land."

By the part about the "faraway land," the Cardinal must be jumping ahead to the flight to Egypt, not Jesus' birthplace of Bethlehem.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Chrm. CRCOA said...

They weren't "homeless", they were travelers without a place to stay! There is big difference!

Kenneth M. Fisher

11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Only a fool would take seriouly anything that Roger the Truth Dodger says...

11:42 AM  

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