Warning: Danger Ahead! Approaching Catholic Hospital
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Over nine thousand souls were in front of me during the thirty years that I served as a professor of political science in various institutions around the United States of America between the time that I started teaching discussion sections of American National Government at the then named State University of New York at Albany in January of 1974 to the time I taught my last class at the C. W. Post Campus on Long Island University on January 11, 2007, over six years ago now. Some of them became close friends for various lengths of time before time and events and differences led to a natural parting of the ways. Others are still friends. Still others find me on this site now and again and drop me a line or two to say hello. Friendship is, after all, a free gift that is neither earned nor owed. What matters, of course, is that we continue to pray for those whom the Providence of God put in our paths at some point or another in our lives.
One student wrote to me in November of 2009, introducing himself to me by saying that I probably didn't remember him. Oh, I remember most of my former students, this one especially one as I have referred to him (without naming him) several times on this site. This is what I wrote to him:
I am tired, busy writing another article for my www.Christorchaos.com website, where you have been quoted any number of times, including as follows in one article (and this is the EXACT quote preceded by an introductory paragraph:
Most of the over nine thousand students I taught in various colleges and universities between January of 1974 and July of 2003 (with an eleven-day reprise during the winter intersession at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University from December 28, 2006, to January 11, 2007) were baptized Catholics. Most of those Catholic students knew little about the Faith, and the little that they thought they knew was wrong. The material that I presented on Special Creation and Adam's Fall and Our Lord's Redemptive Act on the wood of the Cross (one cannot understand politics without understanding human nature, and one cannot understand human nature absent the teaching of the true Church) was completely foreign to most of these Catholic students.
One student, a young man from Westchester County, New York, despite having been through thirteen years of Catholic education, had never heard of Original Sin and Adam and Eve's Fall from Grace in the Garden of Eden. Anthony blurted out in amazement when I was lecturing on First and Last Things in an Introduction to Political Science course at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University in the Fall 1995 Semester, "Is this what the Faith is about? Why hasn't anyone taught this to me before?" "Because." I explained to him, "you have been the victim of Catholic educational fraud." Sadly, that young man was not then--and is not today--alone.
Don't remember you? Quite the contrary! You were an excellent student.
Some of those who write to me disappear thereafter. It is impossible to pray for each of my former students by name. However, I do pray for many of them, remembering the rest with a general mention of "all of my former students and colleagues and their families and their intentions, living and deceased." I pray for a good and happy reunion with all on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living of Dead if, solely by the graces won for us by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, each of us dies in a state of Sanctifying Grace as a member of the Catholic Church.
Some of my former students would come up to me now and again when I was seated in Field Box 12-C-3 at the now demolished William A. Shea Municipal Stadium from 1994 to 2002. Two students who actually met each other at a pizza party that I hosted in Oyster Bay, New York, in 1981 would drop by for a visit now and again with their daughters. And there was the time ten years ago that a former student from very early in my teaching career in the mid-1970s approached me to say hello. She was sitting a few sections away with her husband.
That particular visit was very painful. It was painful because I knew that the former student's husband killed babies. Indeed, she had told me the following back in the mid-1980s when her husband, who was featured, an internet search revealed three years ago, by a Catholic hospital at which he delivers babies, was in residency at an urban hospital.
It had been in May of 1987 that the former student, who knew that I am a Catholic and that that I had just run for lieutenant governor of the State of New York on the Right to Life Party line six months before, said to me, "You do know, of course, that [name of husband] does abortions? He believes he's helping the solve the welfare problem by killing off the back and Hispanic babies." I noted to her that it was quite ironic that a Jewish man is imposing his own version of a "final solution" on those he deems to be "unfit" or too much of a "burden" to live. Our friendship effectively ended at that point. Even to write about this makes me very, very sad.
This all comes to mind again when reading about yet another instance of administrators at a supposedly "Catholic" hospital taking refuge in the "law" in order protect themselves in the midst of litigation brought by the husband of a women who, along with her preborn twin boys, died at that institution after the hospital's on-call obstetrician failed to answer a page in a timely manner. Although the facts, recounted just below, are very sad, it is sadly the case that this is really nothing new when it comes to "Catholic" hospitals in the United States of America and elsewhere in the world:
Lori Stodghill was 31-years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and
feeling sick when she arrived at St. Thomas More hospital in Cañon City
on New Year’s Day 2006. She was vomiting and short of breath and she
passed out as she was being wheeled into an examination room. Medical
staff tried to resuscitate her but, as became clear only later, a main
artery feeding her lungs was clogged and the clog led to a massive heart
attack. Stodghill’s obstetrician, Dr. Pelham Staples, who also happened
to be the obstetrician on call for emergencies that night, never
answered a page. His patient died at the hospital less than an hour
after she arrived and her twins died in her womb.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, Stodghill’s husband Jeremy, a prison guard, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of himself and the couple’s then-two-year-old daughter Elizabeth. Staples should have made it to the hospital, his lawyers argued, or at least instructed the frantic emergency room staff to perform a caesarian-section. The procedure likely would not have saved the mother, a testifying expert said, but it may have saved the twins.
The lead defendant in the case is Catholic Health Initiatives, the Englewood-based nonprofit that runs St. Thomas More Hospital as well as roughly 170 other health facilities in 17 states. Last year, the hospital chain reported national assets of $15 billion. The organization’s mission, according to its promotional literature, is to “nurture the healing ministry of the Church” and to be guided by “fidelity to the Gospel.” Toward those ends, Catholic Health facilities seek to follow the Ethical and Religious Directives of the Catholic Church authored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Those rules have stirred controversy for decades, mainly for forbidding non-natural birth control and abortions. “Catholic health care ministry witnesses to the sanctity of life ‘from the moment of conception until death,’” the directives state. “The Church’s defense of life encompasses the unborn.”
The directives can complicate business deals for Catholic Health, as they can for other Catholic health care providers, partly by spurring political resistance. In 2011, the Kentucky attorney general and governor nixed a plan in which Catholic Health sought to merge with and ultimately gain control of publicly funded hospitals in Louisville. The officials were reacting to citizen concerns that access to reproductive and end-of-life services would be curtailed. According to The Denver Post, similar fears slowed the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth’s plan over the last few years to buy out Exempla Lutheran Medical Center and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in the Denver metro area.
But when it came to mounting a defense in the Stodghill case, Catholic Health’s lawyers effectively turned the Church directives on their head. Catholic organizations have for decades fought to change federal and state laws that fail to protect “unborn persons,” and Catholic Health’s lawyers in this case had the chance to set precedent bolstering anti-abortion legal arguments. Instead, they are arguing state law protects doctors from liability concerning unborn fetuses on grounds that those fetuses are not persons with legal rights.
As Jason Langley, an attorney with Denver-based Kennedy Childs, argued in one of the briefs he filed for the defense, the court “should not overturn the long-standing rule in Colorado that the term ‘person,’ as is used in the Wrongful Death Act, encompasses only individuals born alive. Colorado state courts define ‘person’ under the Act to include only those born alive. Therefore Plaintiffs cannot maintain wrongful death claims based on two unborn fetuses.”
The Catholic Health attorneys have so far won decisions from Fremont County District Court Judge David M. Thorson and now-retired Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Arthur Roy.
In September, the Stodghills’ Aspen-based attorney Beth Krulewitch working with Denver-based attorney Dan Gerash appealed the case to the state Supreme Court. In their petition they argued that Judges Thorson and Roy overlooked key facts and set bad legal precedent that would open loopholes in Colorado’s malpractice law, relieving doctors of responsibility to patients whose viable fetuses are at risk.
Whether the high court decides to take the case, kick it back down to the appellate court for a second review or accept the decisions as they stand, the details of the arguments the lawyers involved have already mounted will likely renew debate about Church health care directives and trigger sharp reaction from activists on both sides of the debate looking to underline the apparent hypocrisy of Catholic Health’s defense.
At press time, Catholic Health did not return messages seeking comment. The Stodghills’ attorneys declined to comment while the case was still being considered for appeal.
The Supreme Court is set to decide whether to take the case in the next few weeks. (In malpractice case, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren't legal persons.)
The legal arguments advanced by the mega-billion corporate entity known as "Catholic Health" will not stand before the Divine Judge, Christ the King, Who will indeed avenge those who have shed the blood of the innocent and of those who claim that the innocent preborn are not "persons" to be recognized by the civil law. Even English common law recognized unborn children as possessors of legal rights, including their right to inherit property, and it was upon those legal grounds that then former California Governor Ronald Wilson Reagan decided in the 1970s to reverse himself and oppose most, although not all, surgical abortions under the cover of the civil law.
Judge William Blackstone wrote the following in Eighteenth Century about the legal rights of the preborn in what is called Blackstone's Commentaries on English Law:
One who is in the womb is held as already born, whenever a question arises for its benefit." (See the following article: The Rights of the Unborn from Common Law.)
The civil statutes of the State of Colorado concerning legal nonpersonhood of the preborn are in conflict with English common law, which refers to the decisions made by judges in various cases, most of which occurred during England's nearly one millennium period as a bulwark of Catholicism. More importantly, of course, that an organization calling itself "Catholic Heath" dares to take legal refuge in those statutes is offensive to the simple fact that all men are bound to observe the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been entrusted to and explicated infallibly by the Catholic Church. Such legal cowards will have much to answer at the moment of their Particular Judgments no matter how much they assuage themselves with the smug satisfaction of "just following the law." "Just following the law" will not pass muster at the Bar of Divine Justice.
All of this having been noted, though, it is important to point out that this simply par for the course in many so-called "Catholic" hospitals today, places where patients are carved up alive for the harvesting of their vital body members once they have been declared "brain death," which, as has been noted many times on this site, is an invention of the medical industry to make money and to dispatch with the "elderly" and the infirmed and whoever else is deemed to be "useless" or whose life is deemed too "costly" to maintain (see Dispensing With The Pretense of "Brain Death"and Someone Was Killed To Keep "J.R." Alive).
So-called "Catholic" hospitals are places where brain-damaged or comatose individuals have been and continue to be starved and dehydrated to death a false representations of "brain death" and/or false claims that the provision of food and water for such persons constitutes "extraordinary medical means" when, in truth, the provision of food and water is ordinary care given to a living human being. Many relatives, not wanting to see their loved ones "suffer" and trusting entirely in the truthfulness of a medical industry that is devoted to the frustration of the generation of the species and the killing of the innocent preborn, take their false representations at face value and act accordingly.
To wit, a forty-five year old Roman Catholic priest had a stroke around 1993. He was from Armenia, speaking English
fluently. His parents spoke very little English. Officials at a so-called "Catholic" hospital had
decided to starve and dehydrate the priest, whose name I do not recall,
to death because he was said to be in a “persistent vegetative state.”
Contacted in 1995 by several Catholics Catholics, I conducted an investigation for purposes of writing an article for The Wanderer. These are the facts:
1) The priest’s parents consented to the
starvation and dehydration because they accepted the word of their son’s
attending physicians that his condition was “irreversible.”
2) The priest himself, however, did understand
what was going on around him. He communicated with blinks of the eyes to
my informants when they visited him.
3) There is an important lesson here: most
physicians today lie about the state of patients in these conditions.
Why not? Most physicians support baby-killing. What is the big deal
about lying when you support killing and/or have killed human beings
yourself? To take the “word” of doctors seeking to declare a patient’s
condition to be “irreversible” is imprudent and contrary to empirical
4) My informants asked the priest if he wanted
to be starved and dehydrated to death. He blinked his eyes to signal no
(after the Catholics I knew had gotten him to confirm that he could
understand them by blinking his eyes once for yes and twice for no).
Tears welled up in his eyes when he was told what would happen to him.
5) Physicians dismissed the “blinking” of the
eyes as “meaningless reflexes,” which is one of the standard ways by
which they seek to dehumanize living human beings.
6) Pleas made to the priest’s parents to stop
the dehydration and starvation of their son fell on deaf eyes. They
believed that the doctors “knew best.”
7) The priest was starved and dehydrated to death.
8) I wrote up the story for The Wanderer,
seeking comment from the hospital’s administrator. I remember well
where I was when I checked my answering machine and listened to the
feminist nun’s message, which threatened to sue everyone involved if the
story was published. I was in a pay phone booth in front of an H.E.B.
Supermarket in Corpus Christi, Texas, where I was to speak that evening.
9) I was undaunted by the threat. I had the facts cold. My
informants, though, were spooked by the threat. The story never saw the
light of day as my sources would not let me quote them by giving them pseudonyms to protect their identities. They were that afraid of the threat of the lawsuit, proving once again that conciliar officials use every form of intimidation imaginable to suppress the truth.
Much like the case of the murdered Theresa Marie Schindler-Schiavo (see Five Years Later), the case of the Armenian priest in 1995 became an issue only because he had friends who knew that he was being killed under the cover of the civil law. It has become an ordinary occurrence in hospitals throughout the world, including some supposedly "Catholic" hospitals, to use various medical euphemisms to skate around the counterfeit church of conciliarism's supposed opposition to the dehydration and starvation of innocent human beings.
Many so-called "Catholic" hospitals have played "footsie" with pro-death forces for a very long time now.
Here are just a few case stories to remind you of this fact:
The news was a real bummer. A reporter named Tom Szyszkiewicz, who writes for the Catholic publications, Our Sunday Visitor and the National Catholic Register, was calling to tell me he had discovered two Catholic hospital systems were committing the induced-labor abortion procedure – live-birth abortion – on handicapped babies.
The bad news warped to bizarre when Szyszkiewicz said these hospitals were waiting until babies were 23 to 26 weeks gestation before aborting them – i.e., until they were of viable age – so they could say these weren’t abortions at all, but simply labor inductions and, thus, sanctioned by the Catholic Church.
“That’s crazy,” I thought. Most hospitals I’m aware of that commit LBA do just the opposite: They make sure to abort babies before 23 weeks – the most recent viability cutoff date according to the American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics – to avoid the ethical and legal dilemmas of deciding whether to resuscitate a baby they just tried to kill.
The Catholic hospitals’ abortion strategy seemed even more risky when taking the Born Alive Infants Protection Act into account. It states that live-born babies, no matter what their gestational age or circumstances of birth, are “persons.” According to the 14th Amendment, “persons” born in the United States are automatic citizens who cannot be “deprive[d] … of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor den[ied] … equal protection of the laws.”
This means live-aborted babies can’t be cast aside to die in hospital soiled utility rooms, or drowned in buckets of water, or sealed to suffocate in biohazard bags. They must be medically assessed and cared for just like wanted babies.
Last week, I contacted both hospital systems to make sure I wasn’t missing something. I wasn’t.
Loyola Health System in Chicago, and Providence Health System on the West Coast and Alaska, both commit live-birth abortion.
But they don’t like the word, “abortion.” They call what they do, “early induction of labor.”
Webster’s Dictionary defines abortion as, “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.”
So now “termination of pregnancy” is called “early induction of labor.” Euphemisms … what would abortion proponents do without them?
Other Catholic hospitals may also be involved. Szyszkiewicz reported in the March 7, 2004, Our Sunday Visitor that Providence is the 10th largest U.S. Catholic health system, and “spokespersons for the other nine … were either vague about their hospitals’ practices or did not return calls.”
Loyola and Providence say they are acting in accordance with the 2001 U.S. Bishops’ Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services that states, “For proportionate reason, labor may be induced after the fetus is viable.”
Theologian James LaGrye from the bishops’ doctrinal office said the term “proportionate” is used “for situations in which some grave risk would be incurred if an action were not taken to avoid it,” wrote Szyszkiewicz, who added, “LaGrye said the mental health of the mother ‘is a reason’ to perform early induction.”
In addition to having “mental health” concerns, Fr. Jack O’Callahan, staff ethicist at Loyola, said they are trying “to ward off the physical complications of bringing to term a child who is not going to live anyway.”
But, euthanizing one’s handicapped child is not the solution to maintaining mental health, nor do handicapped babies normally spread voodoo vibes to make their mothers sick.
What about the physical and mental complications of abortion?
Even fatally ill babies, left to develop until term, give their mothers the gift of lowering their risk of breast cancer. Contrarily, mothers who abort dramatically increase their risk.
Aborting mothers also stand a much greater chance of ending up in hospital high-risk maternity departments next time they get pregnant. Their forcibly stretched cervixes will have difficulty keeping subsequent babies inside until full term.
But I digress.
The Aug. 19 New England Journal of Medicine reported that the smallest known surviving preemie just celebrated her 15th birthday. In 1989, Madeline Mann was born at Loyola Hospital at 27 weeks, weighing 9.9 ounces. She is now a violin playing, roller-blading, high-school honor student.
Doctors at Loyola delivered Madeline early by Caesarean section after determining she might fare better in their care than in her mother’s uterus. (Catholic hospitals commit – and US Apostates condone--live birth abortion.)
What Miss Stanek, who is not a Catholic, missed in her news report posted on September 15, 2004, that the euphemisms used by "Catholic" health system administrators to justify practices that result in the quite intended deaths of innocent preborn children is that most of these forgotten victims of the American genocide are never baptized and will thus never see the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Ah, but what is that to apostates who have jettisoned Limbo, with their "pope's" full blessing, mind you (see No Need to be in Limbo Any Longer)? Not much. Not much at all.
Some "Catholic" hospitals have actually sanctioned the direct, intentional killing of the innocent preborn:
RICHMOND, VA, June 19, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) -
The Diocese of Richmond in Virginia is caught in the middle of a
controversy surrounding workers at a Catholic charity, who helped
procure an abortion for an abandoned immigrant. Richmond Bishop Francis
X. DiLorenzo, as well as two other bishops, wrote a letter to the 350
bishops nationwide addressing the situation, in which they indicated
that the workers have since been fired.
According to the letter, in January, the unnamed
16-year old girl from Guatemala obtained the abortion by using a
parental consent form signed by workers from the Commonwealth Catholic
Charity, Richmond (CCR). Members from the charity also drove the girl
to the abortion center and, two-months prior, issued her a contraceptive
device. Consequently, four members of the CCR have been fired, and one
supervisor from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop's Migration and
Refugee Services (MRS) agency has been suspended.
To add to the controversy, a federal investigation
is in the works, given the fact that Virginian law states that only a
parent, grandparent or adult sibling can give parental consent - not a
As reported by the Washington Times, the girl was a
ward of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS). For years the USCCB has received
contracts from the HSS for the care of foster immigrants. The USCCB,
namely their MRS arm, in turn subcontracts to Catholic Agencies such as
As faithful Catholics are aware, any Catholic who
procures or helps someone else procure an abortion is automatically
excommunicated. Further, one who uses contraception is considered to be
in a state of mortal sin.
Yet according to the bishops' letter, the employees
behind the scandal were unaware of some or all of the Church's teaching
on abortion and contraception: "Some members of the MRS staff were not
sufficiently aware of church teaching and [USCCB] policy regarding these
matters to take stronger and more appropriate actions."
In order to combat this ignorance, the letter said
that all MRS employees will be trained on "the primacy of Catholic
teachings and beliefs as they impact their work or professional
ethics...to assure that such unacceptable incidents never happen again."
"This incident is a most regrettable stain on the
record of excellence in the work both of MRS and of Catholic Charities,"
read the letter.
In a LifeSiteNews interview, Steve Neil, the
spokesperson for the Richmond diocese, confirmed that, "all Catholic
agencies are to uphold the Church's teachings."
Neil also said that it is "expected that all
employees of Catholic Agencies are to adhere to these teachings and
should be fired if they do not. Ultimately they are undermining the
mission of the Church."
As expected, the USCCB has received considerable
criticism for this incident because the organization chooses the
agencies to which the foster immigrants are given to for protection and
David Siegel, acting director of the HHS Refugee
Resettlement Office, issued his concerns via a letter to Johnny Young,
executive director of the USCCB MRS agency.
"USCCB's inability to direct the actions of its
sub-grantee was a failure of management, oversight and monitoring,"
stated the letter.
According to the Washington Times, HHS spokesman
Kenneth Wolfe criticized the CCR directly, saying, "We were surprised
and disappointed to learn of a chapter of Catholic Charities using this
funding to facilitate a minor procuring an abortion."
In its defense, the CCR blamed Bishop DiLorenzo for
the incident, pointing to the bishop's membership on the CCR's board as
well as the fact that the agency is incorporated under direction of the
However, in a press release regarding the event,
the CCR admitted to the role their employees played and attempted to
reassure the public that precautions were being taken to prevent such an
incident from happening again, including the "ongoing education and
training for all Catholic Charities employees to underscore the primacy
of Catholic teachings and beliefs that impact their work and
professional ethics." Catholic Charity Caught Helping Virginia Girl Obtain Abortion
WASHINGTON, DC (Washington Times) - The Roman
Catholic bishop of Richmond was told that a diocesan charity planned to
help a teenage foster child get an abortion in January and did not try
to prevent the procedure.
Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo "was told erroneously that
everything was in place and there was nothing he could do to stop it,"
said Steve Neill, Bishop DiLorenzo's communications officer. "He is very
apologetic about the whole episode.
"It is very awkward, it is very embarrassing. A human life was taken. He
certainly has not taken it lightly in any way. He is clearly opposed to
Mr. Neill said the bishop was informed Jan. 17, the day before
an abortion was performed on the 16-year-old Guatemalan girl, who was a
foster care client of Commonwealth Catholic Charities of Richmond
(CCR), a group incorporated under the diocese.
CCR Executive Director Joanne Nattrass also knew about the planned abortion, Mr. Neill said.
"The director was very upset about it and it clearly went against all
she stood for as a director of Catholic Charities," he said.
After The Washington Times revealed the abortion on June 18,
Ms. Nattrass released a statement on June 19 saying the incident was
"contrary to basic teachings of the Catholic Church."
Federal authorities are investigating CCR because the girl was
a ward of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department
of Health and Human Services. HHS had contracted with CCR to take care
of the girl, whose parents are not in the country.
Ms. Nattrass wrote that neither CCR nor diocesan funds paid
for the abortion but did not say who did. Federal law forbids any
federal funds to be used.
Ms. Nattrass' statement also said a CCR staff member signed
the consent form necessary for a minor to have an abortion, even though
Virginia law mandates parental consent for anyone younger than 18.
Martin Tucker, a spokesman for the Virginia attorney general's
office, would not say whether a state investigation is under way.
After HHS officials learned of the abortion, they complained
about the incident on April 23 to the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops (USCCB), a parent agency to Catholic Charities.
Bill Etherington, an attorney for the diocese and CCR, said
Bishop DiLorenzo was given bad information about whether the abortion
could be prevented, but didn't elaborate as to how.
"He was told it could not be stopped," Mr. Etherington said. "It was
erroneous information. He didn't have to sign off on it. He was not
He added, without elaborating, that the underage abortion did not violate state law.
After learning of the federal investigation, Bishop DiLorenzo
and two other bishops issued an April 29 letter to the nation's 350
Catholic bishops detailing the botched management decisions that led to
"He wrote the letter with the intent that word was going to get out and
they should be notified of the circumstances," Mr. Neill said.
Four CCR employees were fired over the incident, and one USCCB
official who worked with its office of Migration and Refugee Services
"They were so caught up with the plight of the young girl who already
had a child," Mr. Neill said. "She was not a Catholic. She got pregnant
by her boyfriend, and she was determined not to have the baby."
The unnamed girl had been implanted with a contraceptive
device provided by CCR two months earlier, according to the April 29
Catholic doctrine condemns deliberate abortion and the use of
contraception as mortal sins. Those who obtain an abortion or help
someone else to do so can be excommunicated.
In this case, it was a volunteer, not CCR staff, who drove the
girl to the abortion clinic, Mr. Neill said. CCR staff will be having
"ongoing formation and education" regarding church teaching on the
matter, he added.
The USCCB has refused to comment. A spokeswoman said the matter was a "personnel issue."
Additional comments by Bishop DiLorenzo are slated for release
Monday in the diocesan newspaper at www.catholicvirginian.org. (www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/jun/30/bishop-knew-of-abortion-plan.)
Imagine that, my friends.
Employees of "Catholic" Charities in the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia,
under conciliar control were not sufficiently "informed" about the
immutable precepts in the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law that
forbid the direct, intentional taking of innocent human life at any time
from conception to natural death. Oh, yes, these now fired employees,
who are merely scapegoats for a culture of leftist political naturalism
and full-throated support for feminism and perversity in the name of
"human rights" and "social justice" that exists throughout almost every
conciliar social service agency in the United States of America, were
permitted to arrange for an immigrant teenager to secure "parental
consent" to kill her baby with the full knowledge of Francis DiLorenzo,
who was advised that he was powerless to stop the killing although he
had said, according to a online report in the Wednesday evening, July 2,
2008, edition of The New York Times, "I forbid this happen" before being informed that there was "nothing" that could be done to stop the execution of the child.
Powerless to stop the killing? Powerless. This is,
quite plainly, the direct effect of conciliarism's systematic attacks
on the Faith in the past forty years. No one possessed of the sensus Catholicus is
ignorant of the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law or our
necessity to do discharge our duties before God to at least exhort
someone about to kill her child to refrain from doing so.
Mind you, this "powerlessness" came was after officials in "Catholic" Charities gave the poor girl a contraceptive
device to use by which she could keep on violating the Sixth and Ninth
Commandments. No one in "CCR" (Conciliar Corruption Richmond) cared
enough for this girl to discharge the Spiritual Works of Mercy by
exhorting her to amend her life? Ah, this is the nub of the issue, you
see: many employees of conciliar organizations do not believe in the
reality of personal sin, believing only in "social sins" that violate
the precepts of this or that naturalistic ideology (feminism,
environmentalism, socialism, statism, the agenda of perversity promoted
in the name of "human rights" and "dignity"). What's the big deal about
giving this poor girl a contraceptive device and taking her to the
Readers of this site surely do not need to have a reminder of how "Catholic Charities" and the so-called "Catholic Campaign for Human Development" have helped to fund one pro-contraception, pro-abortion, pro-perversity cause after another.
Indeed, Mrs. Stephanie Block has for
years chronicled the "Catholic" Campaign for Human Development's
relationship with all manner of nefarious organizations, many of which
support contraception and abortion and perversity and illegal
immigration (see Catholic Campaign for Human Development).
And countless, truly countless, are the cases of Catholic teachers and
professors, some of them alleged priests and alleged consecrated
religious sisters, who have counseled students to use contraception or
to kill their babies, including a Vincentian priest at Saint John's
University in Jamaica, New York, who informed a former student of mine
in 1985 that it was up to her and her husband to use their "consciences"
to determine whether to kill their unborn child. This priest used what
is called in conciliarspeak "non-directional" counseling.
Coziness with pro-aborts, both
Catholic and non-Catholic alike, in public life and with actual
baby-killers is mot common among officials in the structures of the
counterfeit church of conciliarism, including Roger Mahony, the infamous
conciliar "archbishop" of Los Angeles (see my own Blood Money Talks and Corrupt Chickens Come Home To Roost In Roger's Nest Of Apostates, long before I understood the true state of
the ecclesiastical crisis facing the Church Militant at this time), and
his protege, Sylvester Ryan, the now retired conciliar "bishop"of
Monterrey, California, who had a baby-killer on his "advisory board" for
dealing with priests accused of conduct in violation of the Sixth and
Ninth Commandments (see Stonewalling from Another Bishop Ryan, Forty Years Of Emboldening, Appeasing And Enabling Killers, part one, Forty Years of Emboldening, Appeasing, and Enabling Killers, part two, Forty Years of Emboldening, Appeasing, and Enabling Killers, part three and Timmy's In The Well (Of Americanism, That Is).)
The interconnections that exist
between many conciliar "bishops" and "priests" with Catholic pro-abort
public officials are vast and extensive, leading some of them to state
that the attack on the innocent preborn is simply "one issue of out of
many" to be considered when a Catholic decides how to vote (for those
who love participating in this futile exercise of Judeo-Masonic
naturalism, cf. When Lesser is Greater).
Federal Election Commission reports indicate that scores of conciliar
"priests" and "religious" contributed money to the campaigns of various
pro-aborts running for the Democrat Party presidential nomination,
including then United State Senators Barack Obama (D-Illinois), Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (D-New York), and John Edwards (D-North Carolina).
How many people remember that it was back that was in early January of 1995, eighteen years ago now, that the conciliar "bishop" of
Evreux, Normandy, France, Jacques Gaillot, was removed by Karol
Wojtyla/John Paul II after years upon years of protests by Catholics
about his words and actions, including his open and unapologetic support
for the human pesticide, the French abortion pill, RU-486? (See Farley
Clinton's February 2, 1995, article in The Wanderer, Gaillot Stripped of His Bishopric.
I had my own commentary on the matter at the time that ran in the same
newspaper.) That it took something approaching a revolution from
Catholics attached to the conciliar structures in France to effect
Gaillot's removal after years of complaints--and even admonitions from
Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II himself--speaks volumes about the paralysis
caused by the conciliar novelty of episcopal collegiality, one of the
triumphs of the Modernist spirit in favor of democracy that had been
described so clearly by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.
Modernity itself is based on the lie that it is possible for men to know social order absent the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by the Catholic Church and absent a firm reliance upon Sanctifying Grace to grow in the virtues and to rise to the heights of personal sanctity. Social order depends upon the order within the souls of men. Behold the disorder that exists at the present time, a disorder that, of course, is exponentially greater now because of the barrenness, of the false doctrines and the liturgical rites of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
The proliferation of error is so pronounced and so
widespread in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism
that the average Catholic, noting, of course, exceptions here and there,
has become so very accustomed to apostasy that he is incapable of recognizing that is a Mortal Sin, objectively
speaking, for a Catholic to enter into a place of false worship and then
to praise that place of diabolical rites as "sacred" and to praise the
"values" held by the adherents of that false religion.
Very few Catholics have ever expressed any sense of
outrage for the honor and majesty and glory of God when Joseph
Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's called a mosque in Jordan as a "jewel" that
stands out on "the face of the earth" during his visit there in 2009 or when he took off his shoes to enter the mosque of the
Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem while calling this place that is hideous in
the sight of God as "sacred" or entering into Jewish synagogues or Protestant churches to engage in serial acts of false ecumenism.
These Catholics have come to accept such
acts of apostasy and sacrilege as "natural" and "normal," if not actual
"obligations" required of Christian charity so as to demonstrate to all
men of "good will" that a "loving God" does not make distinctions
between people who have different beliefs about Him. I know of only a
handful of Catholics who expressed publicly any outrage at all for the
honor and majesty and glory of God after Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI
personally esteemed the symbols of five false religions at the John Paul
II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 17, 2008. Not even Bishop Bernard Fellay, the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, condemned these unspeakable acts of apostasy.
While there is danger to both souls and bodies found in "Catholic" hospitals, the real danger to human beings and thus to all social order is to be found in so-called "Catholic" churches and schools and colleges and universities and professional schools, something that will be discussed in tomorrow's article on this site.
Nations, including our own, stand to be annihilated by the wrath of God if we do not heed Our Lady's Fatima Message and make reparation for our sins, especially during the season of Lent that starts in but thirteen days, including any sins of indifference about the twin, inter-related agents of Antichrist that are Modernity in the world and Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
In the midst of apostasy and betrayal on every side imaginable, we must enfold ourselves in the mantle of Our Lady's Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel as our shield and use her Most Holy Rosary as our weapon to pray in reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, offering our prayers and sufferings and sacrifices to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
May that Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary come soon. Very soon!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Vivat Christus Rex!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint John Bosco, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints