"Why I do not support the (so-called) March for Life".
Yes, those are the words of Daniel P. Horan OFM, supporter of the militant feminist, lesbian, pro-abortion and pro-gender ideology, "Women' March".
In fact, it is the title of an essay written by Horan in 2012, and later included as a chapter in his book, Dating God.
The website, The American Catholic has done Christ and His Church a great service, when they published an excoriating rebuttal of the 2012 essay :"Why I do not support the (so-called) March for LIfe".
Donald R. McClarey, who publishes the website, noted that he first became aware of Horan's essay when reading a laudatory review of it on the ultra-modernist National Catholic Reporter. He proceeded to shred Horan's pathetic essay, replete with heresy, blasphemy, lies, half-truths, deceptions and pro-abortion propaganda. An essay truly composed in the vestibule of Hell.
|Official "Woman's March" position on Abortion and Gender Ideology|
It is extremely important for Catholics, and all men and women of good will to read this hateful and evil writing, especially in lieu of Horan's praise of the "Women's March". A march - that also included pornographic and horrible acts of self-degradation by women, as well as signs and posters expressing violence and hatred towards men - that was founded upon the pillars of abortion and gender-ideology.
Catholics should consider how it was possible that Theodore McCarrick ordained then "Brother" Horan, given that his dissenting essay was public, and re-published in Horan's first book (nothing like re-hashing old trash to make a few quick dollars).
Reading this, one truly realizes the depth of the crisis in the Church, with Judas priests like Daniel P. Horan. I also highly recommend readers to Vox Cantoris for further revelations about this "Franciscan".
Daniel P. HORAN: However, it [ABORTION] is not, at all, the most important issue, nor is it the single issue upon which Catholics – or anyone – should focus in an exclusive manner.
Donald R. McClarey: Why not? Most great evils in this world have been removed due to a single-minded focus upon a particular evil for a time. The crusade against slavery in this country comes immediately to mind.
Abortion belongs to a series of social sins of a systemic degree that include capital punishment, war and violence, limitation of social services for the least among us, economic inequality, abject poverty and other threats to the dignity of human persons in our culture and globalized world.
Ah, the “seamless garment” in all its threadbare glory. The Pope disagrees with you brother. Here is an excerpt from a letter he wrote as Cardinal Ratzinger.
Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
Some will claim (likely in the comment section below) that abortion is more egregious than those other things because of the so-called innocence of the fetuses whose life is prematurely ended.
“So-called innocence” of the fetuses? Brother, if the unborn are not innocent then there is no such thing as innocence.
Yet, innocence is a construct that has theological and ethical implications and characteristics that have been explored on this website as well as on the excellent WIT: Women in Theology website. I will not rehearse those discussions here.
Just as well Brother Dan.
Instead, what is necessary is to recognize the shortcomings of what is too often uncritically lauded among certain sectors of the Catholic and more broad Christian communities as the “pro-life” event par excellence. In fact, it is a striking showing of support for anti-abortion protests, but offers little (with very few, and always marginal, exceptions) by way of a truly Catholic (and catholic, as in universal) pro-life demonstration.
“Seamless garment” this is your cue!
Such an event would include a much broader representation of the issues that also threaten life and human dignity. And so I offer this rather non-exhaustive reflection on three points I think need to be considered with regard to assessing the (so-called) “March for Life” each January in Washington, DC.
“So-called” again. Really Brother, your reliance on that cliché is juvenile.
A. The Disingenuousness of its Title While those who trek to the nation’s capital to stand in the chilly January air are undoubtedly sincere in their conviction, I wonder about the provenance of the march and its title. The march is presented as a positive effort (hence the preposition “for”), yet it really is a protest against something.
Indeed Brother Dan, they are protesting the killing of some 50 million of our brothers and sisters in the womb over the past four decades.
Ostensibly, it is a protest against a United States Supreme Court ruling thirty-nine years ago that grants women the right to procure safe, regulated and legal medical abortions.
Brother Dan has pro-abort-speak down pat. There is very little regulation in regard to abortion Brother, and more than a few women have died while receiving a “safe” abortion. Of course the abortion is never safe for the target of the abortion....
The complete analysis and rebuttal of Daniel P. Horan's essay on The American Catholic may be read here.