ATHEIST, PRO-ABORTION BILLIONAIRE

Seeks to Subvert Catholic Church

“Only a blind man can deny that there is great confusion in the Church.”
- Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, April 22, 2017

Defending and Advocating

Authentic Catholic Social Teaching

St. Philomena Church
Built by St. Damien of Molokai
Photo courtesy of Jim Shoemaker
St. Philomena Church Built by St. Damien of Molokai Photo courtesy of Jim Shoemaker

Serving in Solidarity

With the Most Vulnerable

St. Philomena Church / Built by St. Damien of Molokai / Photo courtesy of Jim Shoemaker
“My greatest pleasure is to serve the Lord in His poor children rejected by other people."
-St. Damien of Molokai

REVEALING THE WOLVES

IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING

St. Philomena Church / Built by St. Damien of Molokai / Photo courtesy of Jim Shoemaker
"Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them."
-Pope St. Felix III

SERVING THIS CATHOLIC MOMENT

VIA FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP

St. Philomena Church / Built by St. Damien of Molokai / Photo courtesy of Jim Shoemaker
“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious."
-Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1972
 

“While the world changes,
the cross stands firm.”
- St. Bruno

Pro-Choicers Need Their Own Seamless Garment. I’ll Knit Them One.

Published on October 18, 2017

My Monday piece explained how Pope Francis has denounced capital punishment as always unjust. He cited as his authority … public opinion.

That kind of reasoning, I argued, is how you get empty, Mainline Protestant or Jesuit churches. It’s also how the Supreme Court got from the Bill of Rights to abortion and gay marriage. If ancient precedents and clear principles get thrown into the wood-chipper of “respectable” people’s sentiments, we are prisoners of the present and of the culture. All that, and not capital punishment, was really the point of the piece. But ….

I’m Pro-Life and Pro-Death, and You Should Be Too

Obviously, we need to talk about the death penalty, and how it fits into a pro-life politics. Does it?

A reader comment on my article raised the question as follows:

You can’t be “pro-life” in some instances if you want pro-life to mean what it says it does. You can’t be against abortion and for the death penalty.

You’d only be the ‘sometimes pro-life’ group then.

Is this true? Let’s test it out. How? By applying the same logic to the opposite position. Do pro-choicers favor choice in every circumstance? Should we weave a Seamless Negligee for pro-choicers, which includes

  • A landlord’s choice not to rent to people of a race he doesn’t like.
  • A worker’s choice to work at less than the legal minimum wage.
  • A healthy person’s choice to sell a kidney or a lung on the open market.
  • A woman’s choice to sell her services as a prostitute.
  • A consumer’s choice not to purchase health insurance.
  • A religious order’s choice not to fund abortion pills for its employees.

The list could go on and on. There are countless situations where liberals flout the principle of “choice” for what they consider the common good. Does anyone (outside of libertarian message boards) accuse them of being “inconsistently pro-choice”?

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