Apr 10, 2007

Fabian Nunez has a Skelton in his closet

Yesterday, April 9, Easter Monday, L.A. Times columnist George Skelton followed up his Holy Thursday anti-Catholic, pro-euthanasia column (click on this post's title) with another one (sorry I don't have the link).

In his Holy Thursday column, Skelton whined that Cardinal Mahony had said in a sermon that Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, by co-sponsoring the death-by-doctor measure AB374, had failed to grasp the Culture of Life and had got "into this other direction, the culture of death."

Skelton, seemingly not knowing that Pope John Paul II used those terms frequently, quoted Nunez as calling the Cardinal's remarks "extreme and dogmatic."

Skelton, Nunez and their ilk do not want Catholic bishops and priests interfering with their culture of death juggernaut by proclaiming Catholic truth.

Skelton said Nunez "couldn't tell whether the cardinal 'believes I should be kicked out of the church.'" Nunez added, "'I'm not going to say I'm leaving the [C]hurch today or tomorrow, but I've got to reflect on all of this...I'm not a regular Sunday churchgoer, but I am Catholic...It's a serious accusation he's making of [sic] me.'"

In his follow-up pro-euthanasia, anti-Catholic column yesterday, Skelton acknowledged that the term "culture of death" is "[C]hurch lingo." But he called it "coarse rhetoric."

Skelton went on to blast our Catholic doctrine that death-by-doctor "assisted suicide" and other types of euthanasia are, as Cardinal Mahony has said, "against God's law and God's plan."

Everybody else in the Church, all of us, clergy, consecrated religious and lay, had better start defending our Church and everyone's God-given right to life.

We each of us need to become bold, speak up louder and louder and defy Nunez and his fellow anti-life politicians and their sycophants in the "news" media, such as Skelton.


Blogger Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

he's already excommunicated latae sentiae...NEXT.

1:52 PM  
Blogger BJ said...

Hi! I thought you and your readers might be interested in some post-Easter news about Pope Benedict XVI...
The Pope's car is being auctioned off to raise money for Habitat for Humanity:
The bidding is already more than $200,000! Personally, I think this is a really fun and creative way to raise
money. The auction goes until April 14th if you and your readers want to check it out.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Simon-Peter,

Yes, a bishop in Mexico recently said,essentially, that by voting pro-abortion, politicians vote to kick themselves out of the Church.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear BJ,

Thank you for the news. I see on the Web that the car is a 1999 VW Golf, and this is the second time it's been auctioned off.

The seller is the Golden Palace Casino, based in Texas, which bought the car in 2005. The proceeds will go to the British wing of Habitat for Humanity.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By refusing to discharge his weekly Mass obligation isn't he committing regular mortal sins which would lead to his being unfit for Communion?
That's how I learned it...

11:29 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Dave,

Yes, Catholics go to Mass on Sunday (or, in recent decades, Saturday evening)unless we have a serious reason that prevents us, such as illness.

Maybe Nunez has some rare medical condition that incapacitates him only on weekends.

But seriously, people shouldn't think of going to Mass as an obligation. The unbloody repetition of Jesus' sacrifice on Calvary, the Mass is a treasure.

And at the Consecration, Jesus Christ becomes present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. What a privilege for us to be there, and to receive Him in Communion.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Q I absolutely agree.

"Maybe Nunez has some rare medical condition that incapacitates him only on weekends."

Classic. I think you're right on about the cause of the diminishing influence of Mahony... the indians have left the reservation as it were-

12:25 AM  

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