Happy New Year, and God bless!
In today's edition of his daily e-mail bulletin, Robert Jason points out that Their Catholic Majesties Ferdinand and Isabella (Ysabel) and their army entered Granada on January 2, 1492. That victory completed the seven-centuries-long reconquista of Spain from the Moors. Some say Christopher Columbus was among the campaigners who entered Granada that day.
Will it take seven centuries for the right to life cause to "reconquer" hearts and minds in the USA after the fast-approaching anti-baby depredations of the coming reign of pro-abortion politicians supported by the votes of millions of Catholics in Los Angeles and elsewhere whose bishops, as far as I can tell, kept silent, during the campaign, about the fate of our preborn babies?
Thank Heaven for the 110 or so individual Catholic bishops during the campaign who did issue, or sign, pro-life statements that reminded Catholics that they may not vote for pro-aborts. The trouble is, around 200 other bishops said nothing.
Some of those 200 or so bishops might say today that they had in effect spoken out through the U.S. bishops' collectively issued Faithful Citizenship document. But that does not hold water, because, as we know, passages in that document go both ways and therefore had the effect of giving cover to Catholics who wanted to, and did, vote for pro-aborts.
Let us hope and pray for the growth of an America whose laws are once again pro-life and protect every baby from the abortionists.