Friday, January 25, 2019

Holocaust in New York

The bill has passed. Why hasn't Cuomo been excommunicated? From Life News:
Kathleen Gallagher, director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference, told the Catholic News Service that the pro-abortion bill “foresees a time in New York where it’s a crime to be pro-life.” New York State Right to Life predicted that the bill will lead to the suppression of pro-lifers’ freedom of speech and conscience. Doctors and nurses who refuse to help abort unborn babies could lose their jobs, and pro-life advocates could be persecuted for just speaking out for life. Abortion activists have been trying to pass the bill for more than a decade in New York, and the latest version is “worse than we thought,” Gallagher said. It looks like it will pass in the new Democrat-controlled state legislature this winter. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has threatened to hold up the budget until it does. (Read more.)

Yet people are celebrating? How ghoulish. From Life Site:
Pro-life advocates lamented Cuomo’s celebration. Lila Rose of Live Action wrote on Facebook, “New York leadership cheers today for the legalization of killing a baby old enough to born - poisoning a 6-month-old to death in the womb and delivering her in pieces. This is the legacy of Roe v. Wade. It's time to end this barbarism.” The Radiance Foundation declared, “Already the nation's abortion capital, New York’s pro-abortion Dems just passed the most radical abortion bill in the nation, earlier today, allowing abortion through the entire pregnancy (to save the life or ‘health’ of the mother).” Gov. Cuomo, the Radiance Foundation said, celebrated the “unrestricted violence of abortion that treats the unborn with more antipathy than criminals. God help us.” (Read more.)

We lament the weakness of some of our shepherds. We have seen bishops react quickly enough when it comes to a bunch of schoolboys with MAGA hats. Also from Life Site:
The Catholic leaders of New York state expressed “profound sadness”  before the abortion-extremist Reproductive Health Act passed into law and decried the notion that it represents “progress.” But some Catholics are calling for a more robust episcopal response to the law. "The bishops' statement is welcome,” author John Zmirak told LifeSiteNews. “Sadly, it's a day late and a dollar short.”
“For how long have 'Catholic' politicians who support laws like this been allowed to receive Holy Communion by New York bishops?” he asked. Headed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the ordinaries of the Catholic dioceses in New York released a letter on January 17th condemning the new Reproductive Health Act (RHA). “Words are insufficient to describe the profound sadness we feel at the contemplated passage of New York State’s new proposed abortion policy,” their letter reads. (Read more.)

Convicted criminals, however, will be spared. From Ben Shapiro at the Daily Wire:
How far has the Democratic Party gone at this point? Let New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) tell the tale. This week, Cuomo celebrated a bill passed by the legislature that legalized the murder of unborn infants up to the point of birth – and even changed the criminal code so that there would be no separate punishment for the murder of an unborn infant (so, for example, if a boyfriend beat his pregnant girlfriend in the belly so hard she miscarried, the only crime would be for his assault on her, not for his killing of the baby). Cuomo ordered that state sites be lit up in pink, in honor of the imminent murder of thousands of more children. Meanwhile, Cuomo came out strongly in favor of banning the death penalty in New York, hilariously citing Catholic doctrine in his own defense...(Read more.)

From Catholic Answers:
Here Cuomo warns, with florid language that masks his illogic, that for Catholics to fail to keep their faith “personal” (by imposing it politically through pro-life laws) would represent a selling-out to the world, substituting a tarnished and legalistic public morality for the pure (and purely internal) observance of God’s laws “in our hearts and minds.”
The end result of this failure would be “assimilation” and loss of identity. That’s right: in this twisted reasoning, not to betray Catholic teaching on the value of unborn life would be to betray Catholicism. To uphold Catholic teaching would somehow lead to assimilation by the culture. Now flash forward thirty-five years. Mario Cuomo got his wish. Catholics did not “impose” on larger society their personal religious beliefs about abortion. The red herrings he espoused—the seamless garment, the “root cause” argument, the supremacy of personal conscience—have become dicta.
By his prediction, American Catholics should today be a “light to the nation . . . leading people to truth by love.” Instead, yesterday Andrew Cuomo—Mario’s physical but also spiritual son—ordered the tallest building in the nation to be lighted in a sick celebration of a thing that is the opposite of truth and love. He said he hoped it would be "a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow." (Read more.)


Susan, OFS said...

Indeed, why haven't Andrew Cuomo, and Nancy Pelosi, and scores of other politicians who proclaim they are Catholic, but who legislate in support of the non-negotiables of Catholic teaching (abortion, euthanasia, human cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and homosexual "marriage") been excommunicated? Or at the very least publicly and firmly reprimanded and told that their actions do not support Catholic doctrine, and are endangering their souls by becoming an occasion of sin to others?

The Covington Catholic HS boys were swiftly castigated by their bishop, without the full facts, and without the dignity of being counselled privately. There seemed to be no problem for the bishop to immediately jump into the fray and attack them based on erroneous information.

It seems political correctness is often more important than defense of the Faith, sadly, or at least it appears that way to many of us who strive to be faithful Catholics. Politicians and celebrities who promote anti-Catholic legislation and lifestyles are treated with kid gloves, and are indeed celebrated by our hierarchy, while schoolboys and everyday Catholics are scolded and publicly reprimanded by our bishops for simply being faithful Catholics and courageously conducting themselves with Christian demeanors and civility.

Susan, OFS

julygirl said...

The immorality of this goes beyond the beliefs of a religious sect and into the abyss of a 'culture of death' the effects of which will boomerang onto this entire society in a tragic way.