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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Canadian Bishops' "Episcopal Commission on Justice & Peace" promote Election Guides that are silent on the the issue of our times: abortion

"Abortion is murder in the womb"
Mother Teresa

A betrayed saint
The unaccountable and un-canonical Episcopal Commission on Justice and Peace, having released its own scandalous election Guide, that could not even mention the word "abortion" (with no mention of the just recently "legalized" abortion pill RU-486), has updated the CCCB website to include links to two further election guides: one from Development and Peace, the other from the Canadian Council of Churches. The holy name of Our Lord Jesus Christ is not mentioned in either document from these two "religious" organizations.  Both of these two new guides are secularist, promoting at best a sociological, horizontal Christianity, long ago condemned by the Popes. Neither guide addresses the three non-negotiable election items of Pope Benedict XVI. So what possible use could they be to inform a Catholic  conscience? One might ask: why not, for example, include REAL Women of Canada's Election Guide on their recommended list? 

"Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion" Laudato Si, Pope Francis

D & P perverts Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si, failing to mention that at the centre of any ecological movement is human ecology: the defense of life from conception to natural death. D & P's concern is imposing new taxes on carbon emissions and extending government control into peoples lives. Strangely, it shows no concern to impose control to stop the heartless from killing unborn children? 

The Commission's recommended election guides
D & P fails to mention what Popes John Paul II,  Benedict XVI and Francis have written (c.f. human ecology): there can be no true, moral and just environmental movement without defending human life. First in this defense is the weakest most vulnerable of lives: the unborn, the elderly, the sick and disabled. We have mass extermination of the unborn, and we will soon have "legalized" euthanasia. Why are they silent?  

The document by the Canadian Council of Churches is hardly better. It does bring up euthanasia, but only within the context of needing a "debate" - there is NO opposition to euthanasia in this document, that, the Episcopal Commission evidently sees fit to recommend to Catholics for study on election issues. Needless to say, the CCC is likewise SILENT on abortion, the family, "same-sex marriage" and so on. 

Just how important is abortion an election issue? Let us, once again,  recall the words of St. Pope John Paul II:

It was a legally elected parliament, "which allowed for the election of Hitler in Germany in the 1930s and then the same Reichstag that gave Hitler powers which paved a way for the political invasion of Europe, for the creation of concentration camps and for introducing the so-called 'final solution' of the Jewish question, which meant the extermination of millions of sons and daughters of Israel." The pope continued, "We have to question the legal regulations that have been decided in the parliaments of present day democracies. The most direct association which comes to mind is the abortion laws. ... Parliaments which create and promulgate such laws must be aware that they are transgressing their powers and remain in open conflict with the law of God and the law of nature."

Truly one can ask: why would the Episcopal Commission on Justice and Peace recommend these two election guides, when they are objectively evil? A great injustice has been committed against the Catholic faithful and loyal bishops who could never acquiesce to this. This committee is compromising with evil. It was tried in the 1930s with the Nazis, and we know the result of that. This is madness.
Prayer for Canada

0 Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust our country to your loving care.

Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.

.Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the respon­sibilities that accompany human freedom.

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and the breakdown of family life.
Grant us the wisdom to know and proclaim that this nation was founded on God’s law and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights and freedoms.

Guide and protect this land from every evil and from the attacks of the powers of darkness.

O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new culture of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Imprimatur: Bishop Roman Danylak, D.D,
Titular Bishop of Nyssa - Dec. 12, 2004

1 comment:

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

from the guidelines

Respect for life and human dignity: from conception to natural death
Choosing life means:

Demanding the right to life for even the smallest among us – the human embryo and the foetus –
since they too belong to the human family, while also providing assistance to pregnant women
facing difficulties;

Protecting all persons from being expl
oited by biomedical technologies;

Respecting the life and dignity of the dying, accompanying them until their natural death and
promoting greater access to palliative care;

Rejecting capital punishment, promoting the reha
bilitation of criminals and ensuring support for
their victims;

Defending and caring for individuals in all circ
umstances, beginning with the poorest and most
vulnerable;

Supporting and accompanying individuals with disabilities, the elderly, the sick, the poor and those
who are suffering