Category Archives: Abortion

International Planned Parenthood defunded in U.S.

http://www.lifenews.com/2017/01/23/president-donald-trump-signs-executive-order-to-defund-international-planned-parenthood/

Yesterday morning, President Donald Trump signed an executive order revoking funding for Planned Parenthood’s international affiliate. Americans should be relieved that their paid taxes will no longer go towards funding international organizations that perform this abominable act. This order was a reinstatement of a policy revoked shamelessly by Barack Obama within days of his respective inauguration. Catholic and pro-life websites are correct in praising the new Administration for this swift action even if it is but a comparatively minor step in the restoration of a true culture of Life. It is now up to Congress to vote on whether Planned Parenthood will be defunded entirely in this nation.

It is truly stunning how vile universities, media, and members of government have spun the ravenous wolf of PP into an innocent lamb in the public eye. How so many know so little about the true nature of Planned Parenthood, extending beyond its abortions and even its selling of butchered baby parts! Since Margaret Sanger first founded the “Birth Control League” in 1921(later changed to “Planned Parenthood” to mask its true nature), the organization has always focused on eugenics, to control the population and to exterminate those most “unfit” in society. All methods of controlling the birth of children are employed with a particular diabolical fondness for abortion. Sanger particularly despised the diseased and disabled, as well as those with African heritage. If any children are to be born at all, they must come from “elite” races and possess “elite” qualities. A true exercise of Darwinism at its cunning finest.

This demonic hatred for everything Christian is, of course, certainly not portrayed in the public eye. In fact, the opposite position is. Planned Parenthood is always said to be “helping” mothers making these very important choices… and how dare we even question how they should treat “their” bodies! Also, PP provides supposedly so many wonderful services and very few abortions.

Well, perhaps we should consider these statements of “Ms.” Sanger and see for ourselves whether Planned Parenthood is as nice as they claim:

We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

Birth control is nothing more or less than…weeding out the unfit.”

They are…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ’spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”

I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world.”

But for my view, I believe that there should be no more babies.”

What is amazing is how the evil in this country have managed to turn the tables on us, so to speak. Christians and conservatives are the ones chastised for being so “intolerant”, “racist”, and “rigid”, when it is obvious that the same applies to them in the greatest degree! And who are the babies most often aborted? African-American and/or disabled children. PP even makes significant efforts to put the vast majority of their centers in or near African-American communities. We also have doctors straight out of pseudo-communist medical schools who constantly encourage abortions if it is found that the baby has a disability. Yes, this wicked, satanic spirit of Sanger is alive and well.

Unfortunately, much of the American Church hierarchy shoulders a considerable amount of blame. As John Vennari noted in the January 2017 Catholic Family News, there was an overall very weak response by most(although not all) U.S. Bishops against abortion during a year when the issue was most significantly debated in the public forum. Seriously, how is it that so many bishops can barely make a mealy-mouthed statement, when such a bishop as Bishop Bernard Fellay, for instance, flies from Switzerland to take part in the two biggest American pro-life rallies and offers extensive pro-life conferences and Mass?

We must now especially pray for our civil authorities. No matter what we might be tempted to think of them, it is through their power and authority, supplied to them by God, that these evil laws might be overturned. Congress and the new president will certainly have ample opportunities to gain much ground in the pro-life battle. If one reads the traditional Catholic and pro-life websites, the early signs thus far appear to be somewhat encouraging. But we must pray and stand up for our uncompromisingly pro-life stance! May the restoration begin now!

Bp. Carroll’s famous prayer for those in American Government:

We pray, Thee O Almighty and Eternal God! Who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy mercy, that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, may continue with unchanging faith in the confession of Thy Name.

We pray Thee, who alone art good and holy, to endow with heavenly knowledge, sincere zeal, and sanctity of life, our chief bishop, Pope N., the Vicar of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the government of his Church; our own bishop, N., all other bishops, prelates, and pastors of the Church; and especially those who are appointed to exercise amongst us the functions of the holy ministry, and conduct Thy people into the ways of salvation.

We pray Thee O God of might, wisdom, and justice! Through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with Thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to Thy people over whom he presides; by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality. Let the light of Thy divine wisdom direct the deliberations of Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule and government, so that they may tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion of national happiness, the increase of industry, sobriety, and useful knowledge; and may perpetuate to us the blessing of equal liberty.

We pray for his excellency, the governor of this state, for the members of the assembly, for all judges, magistrates, and other officers who are appointed to guard our political welfare, that they may be enabled, by Thy powerful protection, to discharge the duties of their respective stations with honesty and ability.

We recommend likewise, to Thy unbounded mercy, all our brethren and fellow citizens throughout the United States, that they may be blessed in the knowledge and sanctified in the observance of Thy most holy law; that they may be preserved in union, and in that peace which the world cannot give; and after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those which are eternal.

Finally, we pray to Thee, O Lord of mercy, to remember the souls of Thy servants departed who are gone before us with the sign of faith and repose in the sleep of peace; the souls of our parents, relatives, and friends; of those who, when living, were members of this congregation, and particularly of such as are lately deceased; of all benefactors who, by their donations or legacies to this Church, witnessed their zeal for the decency of divine worship and proved their claim to our grateful and charitable remembrance. To these, O Lord, and to all that rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshment, light, and everlasting peace, through the same Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. Amen.

~ Steven C., “The Knight of Tradition”

Padre Pio and Abortion

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And how the world today has lost this Love and Sacrifice!  With Election Day in the U.S. fast approaching, it is disheartening to see such disregard and even diabolical hatred for human life. The fact that so many Americans, perhaps even a majority, are determined to elect candidates who are strong supporters of the slaughtering of innocents in the womb speaks volumes about the state of this nation.  Even worse is that so many of these candidates are elected because of the votes from American “Catholics”.  Catholics in America have consistently been voting in favor of the perverse Democratic party and have been the unfortunate “swing vote” in many elections.

There is certainly much need for proper catechesis here!  The great anger of the Good God towards this sin that cries out to Heaven for vengeance was manifested through His great minister, Padre Pio.  Being such a providential instrument on Earth allowed Padre Pio to realize in a unique way the mind of God, and in our case, in His vigorous condemnation of Abortion. These words of Padre Pio, as strong as they are, reflect just how great the evil that is Abortion.

From the April 2011 issue of The Angelus:

THIS IS WHAT ST. PADRE PIO OF PIETRELCINA HAD TO SAY

“ABORTION IS NOT ONLY HOMICIDE, BUT ALSO SUICIDE”

Many people, confronted with the sin of abortion, confuse the law of the Nation—that permits and assists the interruption of pregnancy—with the law of God, where provoked abortion is always a sin against the Fifth Commandment. “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13; Matthew 5:21-22) defends life independently of the human being’s age in years, months or days.

The interruption of pregnancy always creates trauma, a drama. It cannot be denied that what the woman lives through—who unfortunately doesn’t really want to be a mother—also concerns all those close to her, whose strong emotive reaction tends to justify such a great error. Confessors know those influences well, although they can never justify the suppression of a life.

PADRE PIO’S TESTIMONY

Padre Pellegrino asked St. Padre Pio one day, “Padre, this morning you denied absolution to a lady who confessed to an abortion. Why were you so rigorous with this poor unfortunate woman?”

Padre Pio answered, “The day people, frightened by the economic boom, physical damages or financial sacrifices, lose the horror of abortion will be the most terrible day for humanity. For, precisely on that day, they will have to show that they detest it.”

Then he took hold of his interlocutor’s habit with his right hand and put his left hand over his heart, as if he wanted to grab his heart, and said in an urgent tone, “Abortion is not only homicide but also suicide. And to these people we see on the point of committing two crimes…do we want to show our faith? Do we want to save them or not?”

“Why suicide?” asked Padre Pellegrino.

Full of holy anger, compensated by much sweetness and goodness, Padre Pio explained, “You would understand this suicide of the human race if with the eye of reason you could see the ‘beauty and joy’ of the earth populated by old men and depopulated by children, burnt as a desert. If you thought it over, then you would understand that abortion is even more serious. Abortion also mutilates the life of the parents. I would like to cover those parents with the ashes of their destroyed fetuses, to nail them with their responsibilities and stop the possibility of recurring to ignorance. The remains of a provoked abortion are not buried by false religiousness. It would be an abominable hypocrisy. Those ashes should be thrown at the murderous parents’ elegant faces. If I thought they were of good faith, I would not feel implicated in their crimes. You see, I am not a saint, but I never feel so close to sainthood as when I pronounce these words, undoubtedly a bit virulent, but just and useful, against those who commit this crime. I am certain that God approves of my rigor since, after those sorrowful struggles against evil, He always gives me—or rather let us say He imposes on me—moments of marvelous tranquility.”

Padre Pio observed to Padre Pellegrino that “if erroneous ideas are not eradicated from the minds of those who provoke abortions, it is useless to punish them with the rigors of the Church.” He argued, “By defending the arrival of children into the world, my rigor is always an act of faith and hope in our encounters with God on earth. Unfortunately, as time goes by, the battle gets tougher than we are. But we must fight anyway, because in spite of the certainty of a defeat on the map, our battle has the guarantee of a true victory: that of the new earth and the new heavens.”

Confronted with such considerations, what reasons could there be to justify such a great sin? It would also be a serious misdeed for the Church to cooperate with an abortion.

“GO AWAY, ANIMAL! GO AWAY!”

In the sacristy, in front of the confessional where Padre Pio received penitents, Mario Tentori waited for his turn seated on a bench. As he was examining his conscience, he heard Padre Pio shout, “Go away, animal, go away!” The Saint’s words were addressed to a man who had knelt at his feet to make his confession and who left the confessional humiliated, very moved and confused. The next day Mario got the train in Foggia to return to Milan. He sat in a compartment where there was only one other traveler, who began to look at him, visibly showing a desire to start a conversation. Finally he got the courage and asked him, “Weren’t you in the sacristy yesterday at San Giovanni Rotondo to go to confession to Padre Pio?”

“Yes, I was!” answered Tentori.

The other man continued, “We were seated on the same bench. My turn was just before yours. I am the one who Padre Pio threw out calling me an ‘animal.’ Do you remember that?”

“Yes,” Mario stated.

The traveling companion continued, “Being outside of the confessional, perhaps none of you heard the words that motivated the Padre’s reaction. Well, Padre Pio told me, and I quote, ‘Go away, animal, go away, because you have had abortions three times in agreement with your wife.’ Do you understand? Padre Pio told me, ‘You have aborted!’ He addressed me, because the initiative to abort always came from me.”

And he broke into sobbing, expressing his sorrow that way, as he himself asserted, and the will not to sin again with the firm determination to return and meet with Padre Pio to receive absolution and change his way of life.

Padre Pio’s rigor had saved the life of a father who, after denying life to three infants, was in danger of losing his own soul for all eternity.

RESPECT FOR THE PURPOSE OF MATRIMONY

What contributes to depopulating the earth, as our Saint says, which is “burnt like a desert” since children’s smiles are no longer seen there, is the decrease in the birth rate, chosen too often for selfish reasons or objective financial problems. Medical concerns also contribute to cause aging in the earth’s population.

One of Padre Pio’s spiritual children confessed to us, “During the second confession I made to him—he had sent me away the first time—after telling him my sins, the Padre asked me, “Anything else?” I said no. And looking me in the eye he asked me, “And in holy matrimony, have you done things right with your wife?”

“No, Father,” I answered, “because doctors forbid us to have more children.”

And he responded, “And what do doctors have to do with this?”

“They said we could procreate a monster,” I answered him.

“You would have deserved it!” shouted the Saint. And he kicked me out of the confessional again.

Taken from the Swiss District magazine Le Rocher, No. 53.

~ Steven C., “The Knight of Tradition”