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Banned in Ireland but Revealed on Youtube


Bishop of Orlando, Florida: Mass of Reparation


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Mass of Reparation – May 2009

Today’s Mass is offered in reparation for the sins and transgressions committed against the dignity and sacredness of human life in our world today. We do this at the initiative of Notre-Dame alumni here in Central Florida who, like many other Catholics across the country, are confused and upset that their alma mater would grant an honorary doctorate to President Obama despite his rather extremist views on abortion. In granting this honorary degree, Notre-Dame chose to defy the Bishops of the United States who have said that “the Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”

The hurt felt by many throughout the United States is real, for Notre-Dame’s actions, despite its protests to the contrary, seem to suggest that it wishes “to justify positions that contradict the faith and teachings of the church; to do so, as Pope Benedict reminded Catholic educators in Washington, DC last year “would obstruct or even betray the university’s identity and mission.” At the very least, Notre-Dame’s actions suggest that, unlike a beauty queen from California, it lacks the courage of its convictions.

However, our purpose here this evening is not to rail against the insensitivity or thoughtlessness exhibited by Notre-Dame’s president and board. As I told a reporter who asked me last week, why I am celebrating a Mass of Reparation, “I am a bishop; and so I am not going to send upset Catholics to storm Notre-Dame with pitchforks, I am going to tell them to pray.”

You can read the rest of his homily HERE–>Bishop Wenski

Abortion/Holocaust


“It is the grimmest of ironies that one of the most savage, barbaric acts of evil in history began in one of the most modernized societies of its time, where so many markers of human progress became tools of human depravity: science that can heal, used to kill; education that can enlighten, used to rationalize away basic moral impulses; the bureaucracy that sustains modern life, used as the machinery of mass death, a ruthless, chillingly efficient system where many were responsible for the killing, but few got actual blood on their hands.”
–Barack Obama April 24, 2009

Reported in the Chicago Sun Times

SAMUEL SKINNER: HOW IS IT COMPARABLE?

BREAD FROM HEAVEN: Here I will explain it to you.

“It is the grimmest of ironies that one of the most savage, barbaric acts of evil in history began in one of the most modernized societies of its time,

BFHU: The Legalization of Abortion through the nine whole months of pregnancy (Partial birth abortion) in the United States of America.

where so many markers of human progress became tools of human depravity: science that can heal, used to kill;

BFHU: Safe and legal killing of the most helpless and innocent human beings. Unborn children. RU489, partial birth abortion where the babies skull is crushed while inside the vagina so the baby is born dead.

education that can enlighten, used to rationalize away basic moral impulses;

BFHU:“it is just a blob of tissue” “We don’t know when human life begins”
We are Pro-Choice”. These all sound so comforting to those who want to sear their consciences and lie to themselves that abortion is not really the murder of innocent human life. And so many selfish people buy into this “re-education” that even a three year old who sees picture of the developing baby would not believe.

the bureaucracy that sustains modern life, used as the machinery of mass death,

BFHU:Over 50 million babies have been murdered in the United State alone. That is ten times the number of Jewish souls lost in Hitler’s Holocaust. Abortion is the civil rights battle of our our generation.

a ruthless, chillingly efficient system where many were responsible for the killing, but few got actual blood on their hands.”

BFHU: None of the following people actually got blood on their hands: The Health clinics and doctors who refer for abortion. The parents who coerce their daughters to get an abortion. All the supreme court judges who legalized abortion. All the politicians who vote to protect legal abortion. All the husbands and boyfriends who pressure or talk their women into having an abortion; all the women who use abortion as back up birth control, all the people who elect politicians who protect and advance the abortion agenda, etc.

–Barack Obama April 24, 2009

Chief Justice of the Church’s Supreme Court: Archbishop Burke on Pro Abortion Politicians



Transcript of Archbishop Burke’s Interview with Randall Terry on Canon Law 915

Canon Law 915:
Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to holy communion.

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Archbishop Burke, Prefect, Apostolic Signatura

March 25, 2009 – Washington, DC – Following is the transcript of Randall Terry’s interview with His Excellency, Archbishop Burke, Prefect, Apostolic Signatura on March 2, regarding Canon 915 and the withholding of communion from Catholic politicians that support abortion. The actual video footage of this interview was shown earlier today at a press conference at the National Press Club, in Washington DC. More information can be found at http://www.humbleplea.com

Mr. Terry: Your Excellency, it’s a delight to be with you. Thank you so much.

Archbishop Raymond Burke: Pleased to have you come, and to visit with you.

Mr. Terry: For the umpteenth time, I and the others are asking, under Canon 915 [This is the key canon which people might do well to memorize.] what should or should not be done?

Archbishop Burke: The Canon is completely clear, [This from one of the Church’s finest canonists and the “chief justice” of the Church’s “supreme court”.] it is not subject in my judgment to any other interpretations. When someone is publicly and obstinately in grave sin we may not administer Holy Communion to the person. And that, basically, for two reasons: [1] number one, to prevent the person himself or herself from committing a sacrilege, and [2] secondly, to protect the sanctity of the Holy Eucharist. In other words, to approach, to receive our Lord in Holy Communion, when one insists on remaining in grave sin, is such a violation of the sanctity of the Holy Eucharist, so that Communion must not be given to people who are publicly, obstinately, in grave sin.

Mr. Terry: And so does that apply to politicians of any party that are saying: “Yes, it’s okay to abort children” –to kill children?


Archbishop Burke:
Yes, for someone who in any way contributes in an active way to the murder of innocent defenseless infants in the womb—children in the womb—from the very inception of human life, this is the greatest of sins. And such a person, until he or she has reformed his or her life, should not approach to receive Holy Communion.


Mr. Terry:
And if they do approach, the person who is administering Holy Communion should say, “No.”?

Archbishop Burke: Right. [!] In fact, the Canon puts the burden upon the minister of Holy Communion whether it’s the ordinary minister which would be a bishop, a priest, a deacon—or an extraordinary minister—it doesn’t make any difference. [Get that? “the burden upon the minister”, not merely on the person in question.] It says they’re not to be admitted to receive Holy Communion. Normally speaking, in my experience, when I have spoken with, for instance, Catholic politicians who have insisted on supporting pro-abortion legislation and told them they should not approach any more to receive Holy Communion, in my experience they don’t. Now, where Bishops have not applied the Canon, often times it’s said that this will cause some kind of disorder at the time of distribution of Holy Communion. That’s not verified. It’s not using Holy Communion to make a statement at all, it’s simply respecting this most sacred gift we have – namely, the Body and Blood of Christ—which can only be received when one has repented of his sins. And I would also make the point—and I believe that it is true that on the contrary – those public figures—Catholics—who are consistently promoting pro-abortion legislation and policies—use reception of Holy Communion to try to justify what they are doing; in other words, to present themselves as devout Catholics, when in fact they are sinning against the most fundamental teaching of the moral law. [Thou shall not murder.]


Mr. Terry:
When the election was approaching, Bishop Martino said he would not serve Communion to Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Biden. There were a handful of other bishops who made similar statements, for which the laity and the faithful were rejoicing.

But the deafening silence from so many other Bishops—and also the bishops who stepped up such as in Washington D.C., Virginia, others …Massachusetts…[and] said that we will serve communion—was so painful for us. What word of encouragement would you give, first to the laity on our struggle to bring orthodoxy back, and then to your brother bishops and priests?

Archbishop Burke: I think simply to say: reflect upon this norm of the Church’s discipline—Canon 915—which is one of the most important canons to safeguard the greatest treasure that we have in this life, namely, the communion that we have with our Lord Jesus Christ, and His true body and His true blood; and to, in every way work so that also public witness is given to the sacredness of the Holy Eucharist. And so I would encourage the faithful when they are scandalized by the giving of Holy Communion to persons are publicly and obstinately in sin, that they go to their pastors, whether it’s their parish priest or to their bishop, to insist that this scandal stop. [Get that? When people are scandalized, they ought to express themselves.] Because, it is weakening the faith of everyone. It’s giving the impression that it must be morally correct to support procured abortion, in at least in some circumstances, if not also generally. So they need to insist that their parish priest and the bishops, and for the rest…to my brother bishops and brother priests…simply to say: the service of the Church in the world today has to begin first and foremost with the protection of the life of those who are the most defenseless and the most innocent, namely the unborn, and certainly has to extend also to those who are gravely ill, or burdened with serious illness, who have special needs; and also now more and more their lives are being threatened by a culture of death which sadly has infected our nation. So I would just urge my brother bishops and my brother priests to see as the most fundamental witness and service which they can give in leading also the faithful in their pastoral care is the apostolate of the respect for human life.

Mr. Terry: The election of Obama sent shock waves around the world concerning the right to life of babies because of his commitment to pursue FOCA, to try to force hospitals – Catholic hospitals – into giving the morning after pill, other things – [the repeal of the] Mexico City policy. From your vantage point here in the Vatican, what kind of fruit around the world is this poison that’s percolating in America producing?

Archbishop Burke: There is no question, and I certainly see it here, living now here in Europe, and Italy, and also with the kind of communication within all of Europe that Barack Obama—President Obama—is a charismatic figure. And there was a great deal of—especially through the media—a great deal of publicity and so forth regarding the “hope,” the word that he used so much, that he offered—not only for the United States— and for the world. And so you can be certain that the whole world, and especially the English speaking world—which let us recall, is a great part of the world—is following very carefully and attentively what this man is doing—this world leader—which he is. And therefore, it becomes more incumbent upon us then ever, also in our responsibility for the scandal and the harm being done, not only in our own nation which is in itself— which we think about 50 million since the Roe v. Wade decision, 50 million unborn infants murdered—but also to consider the effect that our nation is having on the whole world in this culture of death. [Hear that UND?]

America has the call to lead—to use its influence in the way that will give glory to God and will serve the common good in its most essential element: and that is by turning around this culture of death, and especially protecting the right to life of the unborn. So our responsibility is even greater than just for our own nation – which is in itself such a weighty matter. But we have to see how this is also having, adding a tremendous influence in the English speaking world, but also in the whole world, because of the charismatic nature of our present President. But in any case, no matter who is the President of the United States, here is a world leader with a tremendous capacity to promote the common good, but at the same time sadly, who could—by promoting and implementing anti-life legislation measures—could be an agent of death.


Mr. Terry:
If I was a Catholic in another country, I would be watching the news unfold in America hearing the silence of so many Catholics, the debate over communion, and it might have the effect of me just saying, “Well, we have abortion here, they’ve got it there, let’s just all learn to live with it and go on about our business.”


Archbishop Burke:
Well, I think this is precisely the effect that it has had. The communications today are instantaneous. [Perhaps the Holy See’s communications services should be placed under his aegis… sigh…] The whole world knows that a very high percentage of Catholics in fact voted for this very anti-life candidate and so they watch this very carefully, and what the world needs to see now is a strong witness on the part of all Catholics and we can’t be content with the fact that some 55% – or whatever it is – who for whatever reason, supported this anti-life program. They have to see now that Catholics in the United States are alive and faithful and that they are going to work to protect human life, and above all, to let the President of the United States know that this is the number one issue.

Mr. Terry: There are many Catholics who believed that to vote for Obama – knowing his promises to extend child-killing even further – that to knowingly vote for him under those circumstances was a type of cooperation with moral evil. It was cooperating with evil. Do you concur with that and if so, why?

Archbishop Burke: Well, the fact of the matter is, it is a form of cooperation, because by voting we put a person in office. And people say, “What does my vote matter?” Well, your vote is either a vote to put someone in office who will do what is right and just, or someone who won’t. And so if you, knowing that abortion is a grave crime against human life – is the killing of an innocent, defenseless human life – and you vote for the candidate who says that he intends to make that more available – that practice of infanticide – you bear a responsibility. That is, you have cooperated in the election of this person into office, there’s no question about it.

Mr. Terry: Archbishop, thank you for your time. Do you have any closing comments or exhortations?

Archbishop Burke: President Obama uses this word “hope” in a way that for us is very disturbing. We need to have hope, the hope that is founded in Jesus Christ, alive for us in the Church; Jesus Christ who gave His life for everyone without exception, and with a particular love for the suffering and for those who are the most defenseless. And so we have to be filled with hope and give ourselves more than ever to His work, to His mission of protecting human life, and so I ask God to bless you very much in what you are doing to advance the cause of life.

Mr. Terry: Thank you, Your Excellency; long life to you.

Comments in Parenthesis by Fr. Z of What Does the Prayer Really Say?
God Bless Archbishop Burke.

And this at the National Press Club!

ABORTION Changes You


This is going to be a departure from my usual posts. Today is the 36th anniversary of Roe v Wade. A sad day for America. On this day 36 years ago we decided to follow the Dred Scott decision and define a certain class of human beings, the tiny defenseless unborn babies of our race, as inhuman and therefore killing them would be perfectly OK. We also followed Adolf Hitler who defined Jews as subhuman and therefore perfectly legal candidates for extermination. It has always been so odd to me that Jews and African Americans are so supportive of this mindset, just because it doesn’t involve them…of all people. Why don’t they get it?

I just read three these stories on this website (Abortion Changes You ) and I was sobbing with sorrow for these poor girls and their babies. I have never had an abortion. But in 1989 my husband and I participated in Operation Rescue. We alternated getting arrested b/c we had 5 young children at home. He was arrested three times and I, twice. His wrist was broken the last time…he is a surgeon. It was a scary and yet exhilarating time. When I went to trial I was five months pregnant with our sixth child and I wasn’t even Catholic yet…But I was exposed to many Catholics of course. We met in Catholic Churches but I ignored it all, lest I be infected with Catholicism. And yet….and yet..being with them was a lovely, loving, spiritual high I cannot put into words. My conversion was still ten years away. I would like to introduce you to Michaeline’s new website. I met her doing Operation Rescue down in San Diego. Click on the link Abortion Changes You and read the stories of how it changed so many young girls. First get a box of tissue….

Overcoming Hardship


The Silent Scream


ABORTION: The Silent Scream Part 1 2 3 4 5 COMPLETE VERSION Pro-life Anti-Abortion Video

Abortion is a Mercy…? No! It Is MURDER!



BFHU: The Feminist Movement has harmed women and children. N.O.W. women murder their children before they are even born.

CL: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THAT IT IS MUCH KINDER TO LIBERATE A SOUL SO THAT IT CAN GO TO A NEW BODY

BFHU: No, it is an abomination. God the Father infused the eternal soul into the nascent human being at conception. Abortion is MURDER and “a slap in the face” of God Almighty. God’s mercy will care for all the souls of murdered-by-abortion children. But all involved have intervened and thrwarted the very WILL OF GOD ALMIGHTY. This is a direct affront to God and gravely EVIL.

Reincarnation is a pagan belief. Scripture says:

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment:

CL: WHERE AT BIRTH IT WILL BE LOVED THAN TO BRING IT TO EARTH WHERE IT WILL BE ABUSED IF UNLUCKY AND GROW UP WITH A PSHYCOLOGICAL SCAR….

BFHU: Abuse is not certain. Adoption is an option. Murder is not a moral option. We must NEVER do EVIL to obtain good. The End does NOT justify the means. We must submit to our LORD GOD and entrust these children to His mercy. He will surely make it up to them when justice and peace will kiss.

CL: ABORTION AT AN EARLY STAGE IS JUST DESTROYING A MASS OF CELLS WITH NO BRAINS AND THE DEATH IS PAINLESS AS THERE IS NO PROPER NERVOUS SYSTEM TO REGISTER THE PAIN…

BFHU: THAT IS A LIE.



CL: AND EVEN IF IT IS …THE CONCIOUSNESS HAS NOT YET COME IN TO FEEL….

BFHU: That is also a LIE!

ABORTION: The Silent Scream of a baby being aborted fights to move away from the killing intrument.

Narrated by Dr. Bernard Nathanson one of the founders of the Nation Abortion Rights Action League and intrumental in getting abortion legalized in 1973. He, himself has done thousands and thousands of abortions.

CL: SO IT IS A MILLION TIMES MORE SINLESS THAN TO GIVE LIFE TO A SOUL WHICH YOU ARE BOUND TO GIVE LOVE TO BY GOD.

BFHU: I am horrified at this …. it takes my breath away with the EVIL of it. I pray your mind will be illuminated with the Truth.


CL: …A SOUL IS INSIDE…THAT IS TRUE….BUT TILL BIRTH OR A LATE STAGE OF PREGNANCY THE SOUL DOES NOT POSSES THE BODY “FULLY” AS IT IS NOT CONSIOUS OF THE BODY ,MADE POSSIBLE BY NERVOUS SYSTEM AND BRAIN(I KNOW BIOLOGY) .

BFHU: This is nonsense. It is EVIL to murder a helpless little person regardless of intellectual capacity.

CL: SO IN EFFECT ABORTION IS NOT EVEN NEAR TO MURDER.ITS A MERCY AND JUSTIFIED AND HONEST THING TO DO BUT CARRYING THE AMOUNT OF SIN EQUAL TO NOT WELCOMING A SOUL AFTER YOU CALL IT…BUT THAT IS NOT A GURANTEE TO A TICKET TO HELL !!

BFHU: Abortion is Murder. It is not a mercy, justified or an honest thing to do. It is

UNmerciful,

UNjust,

Self-centered,

Cowardly

EVIL