Jan 6, 2007

Catholic members of America's Abortion Establishment include some priests and bishops

Catholic members of America's Abortion Establishment include all the Catholic pro-abortion politicians who vote repeatedly to keep abortion legal and to use our taxpayer dollars to pay abortionists for dismembering thousands of babies every day.

The adulation and honors bestowed upon Catholic pro-abortion politician Nancy Pelosi in the last few days make it sadly clear that Catholic members of America's Abortion Establishment also include some priests and bishops and lots of lay Catholics.

Here is from an AP story about Georgetown U. beating the U. of Notre Dame in men's basketball, 66-48, today (January 6) at Georgetown: "Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who this week became the first female speaker of the House of Representatives, was treated to a standing ovation and received a 'We Are Georgetown' T-shirt from the school's mascot during a second-half timeout. Pelosi received an honorary degree from the school in 2002."

"Standing ovation." We have a "Teachable Moment" here, U.S. Catholic Bishops and specifically Archbishop Donald Wuerl and Cardinals William Keeler and Theodore McCarrick! WHEN are you going to do your DUTY to fight abortion by announcing forcefully, "Our babies MATTER! We CANNOT be Catholic and pro-abortion," and by excommunicating Catholic pro-aborts?

One Catholic priest involved in the past week in honoring pro-abortion Nancy Pelosi was whoever said the Mass for her at Trinity U. in D.C. last Wednesday. Some say it was Jesuit Father Robert Drinan, a longtime fellow traveler of the pro-abortion politicians. Another would be whoever presided over the prayer service for her at St. Peter's Church on Thursday.

Another such priest was our fellow Californian Father Stephen Privett, S.J., president of the U. of San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik reported last Thursday that Father Privett, who presided over the ruining of the Ignatius Institute at USF, was to deliver the invocation before the swearing in that day of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.

Also, Whispers in the Loggia reports that Cardinal Edward Egan of New York City said in an interview with WNBC that pro-abortion presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani, and pro-abortion ex-governor of New York George Pataki, are friends of his and he wishes them the best. Here is Cardinal Egan:

"I think I'm a good friend of all three of these people, whom you've mentioned or whom I've mentioned. And I wish them all the best, and they've been very good to us. And I will vote, I assure you, right here in the New York, and that will be one vote. I won't ask you to vote the way I think you ought to vote."

So is it "extreme" or inaccurate to say some Catholic priests and bishops are part of America's Abortion Establishment?

These priests and bishops count major Abortion Establishment politicians as their friends. They provide Abortion Establishment politicians with invaluable political cover by ignoring abortion or downplaying it as "just one issue." And, like Cardinal Mahony here in Los Angeles, they host public events in cathedrals for Abortion Establishment politicians and they march alongside them in public processions and events (e.g., the Villaraigosa mayoral coronation in 2005).

No doubt, many of these priests and bishops can say they are pro-life by pointing to their once-a-year pro-life events and their statements in favor of occasional pro-life initiatives. That is all well and good. But actions speak louder than words.

When people see Cardinals, bishops and priests helping pro-abortion politicians, will they take that as a pro-life message or a pro-abortion message?

Our bishops and priests need to sever ties with their buddies in the Abortion Establishment -- and the bishops need to excommunicate the Catholic pro-aborts, not mingle with them!


Blogger Dad29 said...

Drinan started it with the Kennedys, working out a 'justification' for their votes.

There was also a Catholic priest on the board of SIECUS--I forget his name.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous julie said...

I am an active Roman Catholic, following in St. Francis' footsteps, who sincerely believes that it is no business of mine to judge others, but that it is my responsibility to do what I can for their bodies as well as their souls. Women who seek abortions do to not do so because they want to kill children. They do so for a thousand different reasons, which I can never challenge, because I am not them and I am not God. Give these women -- who will never live a day in their lives without the memory of their decision -- the safety of a secure operation -- due to everyone -- and judge them not, lest you be judged. Seriously. It is for God to judge, never us.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Tito said...



The floors of hell are lined with the skulls of bishops.
--St. Athanasius

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In answer to Julie, St Francis whom emboldied bring light into darkness, did not go ahead and deny life to those who cannot defend their own life like modern day pro abortionist. We follow Christ who only gave life. Christ was also truth and in that light we can always see darkness and identifly it, especially the darkness that drives one to live out the policy of abortion. God gave us the gift of moral reasoning in the light of Christ or else we would not be human and love.
St Paul the Apostle whose letters to the different Crhistian community in the first century condemn specfic sins which where not consisent to love and life. Life and love are not exclusive to each other.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not judging? How would the church rid itself of sex abuse in the church? The would perpetuate evil and make one a party in the evil.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this makes me want to cry. There is Julie who has been duped into thinking it is 'judging' to think that abortion is murder and that there could be many reasons for it. The taking of a life is murder and there is no way around it.

Pro-abortion politicians and clergy who say they do not want to infringe on a 'woman's right to choose' are cowards and wimps and do not know or proclaim the Truth. Our Lord was not a coward or wimp and did not hide behind psuedo-prudence and 'pastoral' nonsense.
He spoke the truth for He is TRUTH and He was murdered for it. He called those evil ones a brood of vipers and did not apologize.

Every day we must discern good and evil. It is not 'judging' but only what we are called upon to do. In our modern secular society and among the modernists in the church there is the cry of 'tolerance' and 'non-judging' that means to tolerate an evil and refuse to speqak against it. And there is sin in that. It allows evil and perversity and murder to proliferate under the innocuous words such as 'choice', 'lifestyle' , mercy kiling , etc.

Lies, so many fall for lies.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Julie,

No one in this corner is judging the soul of anyone who has had the terrible misfortune of being involved in an abortion.

All we are saying is that God does not want us to kill our babies. Killing our babies is never an answer. To all aborted mothers: There is hope for forgiveness and a new start for you, in Jesus.

It is a kindness to say to anyone in that position that Jesus loves them and is waiting for them in Confession, to shower them with forgiveness and divine love.

Abortions are in no way "a secure operation!" Many women find themselves sterile after abortion because they now have scars, an incomptent cervix, etc., from the abortion. Some women end up with a perforated womb, perforated intestine, etc. Some women die!

Please, Julie, visit
and you will find lots of spiritual help and resources for anyone you know who might have been involved in an abortion.

Some or many pro-lifers, by the way, are women involved in an abortion in the past who now try hard to keep other women from making the same mistake. they are full of kindness, love and help.

3:32 PM  
Blogger M. Alexander said...

Abortion- keep it safe, legal and catholic.

Thank you Cardinal Egan- but please remember, the red of your garments is supposed to symbolize your own willingness to shed your blood for the Name of Christ, not your willingness to have another's blood shed.

6:13 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous,

Let's pray that everyone will come to see that it is just as much of a crime to kill someone before they are born as it is after.

Thank you for pointing out that we must discern between good and evil but that is not judging someone.

Let's pray for our sister Julie, that she will come to see that pro-lifers fight abortion but truly pray for, love and assist those who have been involved in it.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear M. Alexander,

Thank you for your insight about aborted babies' blood and the red of Cardinals' garments.

To be good shepherds, Cardinals must be willing to shed their own blood for Christ and the Faith AND to safeguard their lambs' blood, especially babies in the womb.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, dear Julie, don't confuse judgment with condemnation. When Jesus said not to judge, he meant not to condemn others. He never meant not to call a spade a spade (he did and it earned him the cross). We make judgments everyday -what clothing we wear (this or that?), what we'll have for breakfast, etc. Some things, however, are not negotiable and the right to life -called "unalienable" and "endowed by our Creator" in one of our nation's founding documents - is one of these nonnegotiable things. The child in the womb, whether it is a blastocyst, embryo or fetus (heck, if born, it will one day be an adolescent, adult and elderly person) is already a separate individual from its mother. How humbling it is, then, for the Christian to meditate on the words "and the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us"! Literally, he "pitched his tent among us". Yes, Jesus lived all those developmental stages in the womb and so reminds us that each stage of life is sacred because it is God's gift. And Mary knew the joy of that gift even as she knew the fear that every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy feels, especially when she has no support. We Catholic Christians have to rally around these women and give them our support, open our hearts and even our homes to them and give them shelter. "Whatever you do to the least of these, you do to me" said the Lord.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 8:10 p.m.,

Thank you for writing, especially for reminding all of us that "the least of My brethren" includes baby girls and boys in the womb!

The "news" media never write about the 3,000 or so pro-life pregnancy counseling centers and homes for unwed moms in our country. Pro-lifers do care and do help, we need to tell everyone.

8:55 PM  

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