***Supremely Evil or Witness to the Truth? Watch the Supreme Court as a barometer for the future, especially three cases. The court will hear a challenge to Nebraska’s ban on partial birth abortion, where the abortionist delivers the baby except for the head, stabs him in the neck with a scissors, inserts a catheter and sucks out his brain. Life Dynamics of Houston, TX recently released grisly details on the sale of baby body parts, which show the financial incentive for abortionists to use this method. They multiply their earnings astronomically selling hearts, livers, brains, eyes, skin, etc. to researchers. [More $$$ for “intact” organs.] Some abortuaries have on-site technicians to dissect “fresh specimens” and box them for special-order delivery. Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country, promotes organ donation claiming it can “help a woman turn a personal loss into a social good.” [Not to mention the good of filling their coffers with beaucoup bucks!] Thirty states have banned partial birth abortion, but the court’s decision could eliminate state laws overnight. If so, prepare for an explosion of infanticide similar to the increase in abortions after Roe v. Wade.
*** The court will also rule on a “bubble zone” case testing a ‘93 CO law keeping pro-life demonstrators a specific distance from those entering abortuaries. Jeanne Hill, one of 3 sidewalk counselors challenging the law said, “My way of sidewalk counseling is to be gentle and to be compassionate. Colorado’s way is to put me so far away I have to scream and yell.” Fourteen states and several cities have “bubble” or “buffer” laws specifically targeting pro-life speech. During arguments before the court in January, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor maintained, "You certainly can convey anything you want to convey orally from a distance of eight feet.” [Or 15 or 20 or 100. Heck…just use skywriting.] Justice Antonin Scalia challenged CO Solicitor General Michael McLachlan’s contention that the law is neutral. “I think we know what it’s aimed at, which is abortion protestors.” Scalia said. He also asked, “In the public forum out in the street, can we have a law that enables people to turn off unwelcome speech?” [Well, that depends. Is the speaker politically correct? The courts stripped Lady Justice of her blindfold years ago. Whether they restore it remains to be seen.]
***Finally, the Boy Scouts are defending their right to bar homosexual leaders. [Party-poopers! Imagine the fun campouts cavorting in the moonlight.] The Supreme Court will decide whether NJ’s high court erred in saying a state anti-discrimination law requires the Scouts to allow gay leaders. If the court upholds the gays watch for the sex abuse lawsuits? [Duh! Common sense says don’t put a virile man in a tent with pretty nubile young girls. Young men are “girls” to gay men.]
A ‘92 statement from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith described homosexuality as an “objective disorder” stating that, “‘Sexual orientation’ does not constitute a quality comparable to race, ethnic background, etc. in respect to non-discrimination.” It upheld discrimination “in the consignment of children to adoption or foster care, in employment of teachers or coaches, and in military recruitment.” [Gasp! a hate crime! The American Psychological Assn. says gay is good…and pedophilia and sadism…How dare those celibate homophobes disagree!]
Decisions on these cases are due in June and July.
***Martin Luther King for Sainthood? The Vatican’s soliciting names of 20th century “martyrs” to honor in a May 7th ceremony. According to news reports bishops and religious orders worldwide submitted 10,000 names. Nominations were supposed to be secret to prevent disappointment over those not selected. But Bishop Tod Brown of Orange CA, who headed the U.S. nomination panel, released Martin Luther King’s name to the Boston Globe. [A little public pressure here, perhaps?] Brown called King a “prophet in terms of civil rights.”
Well, that depends on whose civil rights you’re talking about. In a speech delivered by his wife who accepted Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award for him (May 5, 1966), King advocated population control saying “we spend paltry sums for population planning even though its spontaneous growth is an urgent threat to life on our planet...”[Was this plagiarized from Al Gore?] “Family Planning…is possible, practical and necessary. Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not yet understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess.” King described the “striking kinship” between the civil rights movement and “Margaret Sanger’s early efforts.” He praised Sanger for her “courage and vision” and called her efforts to limit black families an “important institutional remedy” to their problems. The poor, he said, “have many unwanted children. This is a cruel evil they urgently need to control.” Like Sanger, King advocated eliminating poverty by eliminating children.
Critics of King often mention his womanizing and plagiarism, but, as Catholics, we find most horrifying his promotion of Planned Parenthood’s agenda. The first state abortion law passed the year following this speech.
***Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist whose birth control policies targeted the “ill-favored” and “dysgenic races” and those who held views she disliked, i.e. Jews, Slavs, Hispanics, Blacks, Fundamentalists, and Catholics. She planned to open “clinics” wherever “human weeds” and undesirables “bred unhindered.” In 1939 Sanger formulated the “Negro Project.” She planned to hire several “Colored Ministers, preferably with social service backgrounds and with engaging personalities” to promote birth control among blacks. In her own words, “The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the Minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Martin Luther King served Planned Parenthood’s purposes to a tee. At best he was a useful dupe. If he was aware of Sanger’s evil and well-publicized views, he was much worse.
***Two Bits of Local News for Our Readers 1.) Fr. William Schopps, often mentioned in the Twilight Zone for his persecution of reverent Catholics who genuflect before receiving Jesus in the Eucharist, is no longer pastor of St. Elizabeth’s in Colonial Beach. According to Fr. Rippy, Chancellor of the Diocese, Fr. Schopps is “in residence” at St. Anthony’s in Falls Church and is now Director of The Propagation of the Faith. He replaces Fr. Don Greenhalgh, previous director & pastor of St. Mary of Sorrows.
2.) We don’t usually pass on rumors, but these made us so hopeful we’re making an exception. According to our sources, the Atonement Friars who staff one of the most dissent-ridden parishes in the diocese, Christ the Redeemer in Sterling, are leaving. Fr. C. Donald Howard, the pastor, permitted the heretical group, Call to Action, to meet in his parish in ’95 and authorized the arrest of six founders of Les Femmes who objected. Then he testified against us in court. [Thanks, Father, that was the catalyst that got us started!]
We also hear Bishop Loverde recently toured the new church under construction. As Fr. Howard showed him around, he asked where the Blessed Sacrament would be. Father showed him a side chapel. Our source says the bishop replied, “I hope not.” Then the bishop asked where the crucifix was. Fr. Howard said they weren’t going to have one. Once again the bishop replied, “I hope not.” Then several weeks later the bishop sent a letter instructing that the tabernacle be in the sanctuary and there be a crucifix with a dead corpus on it. [Pray, Readers, that our sources are on target. Pray for our bishop & priests that they might imitate St. Jean Vianney in his sacrificial love for his flock.]
***When Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, an outspoken critic of the death penalty, spoke at George Mason University in October of ’97, Catholic campus ministry assured us she was pro-life and pure as the new-fallen snow. We didn’t buy it then, and still don’t. You can know a person by the company he keeps. Sr. Prejean will speak at CTA’s National Convention in November 2000. Speakers at past conventions have promoted abortion, sodomy, women’s ordination, same-sex marriage, goddess-worship, contraception, earth-worship, etc. Convention Masses are “concelebrated” by women; pagan liturgies abound. Pro-life Catholics speaking at CTA conventions? Not a chance!
***Sr. Jeannine Gramick and Fr. Robert Nugent, New Ways Ministry founders ordered by the Vatican in 1999 to cease their controversial ministry to homosexuals, are on the lecture circuit lobbying to overturn the ban. New Ways Ministry, Pax Christi USA, and a number of gay advocacy groups are seeking letters to the Vatican, the apostolic nuncio, local bishops, etc. in support of the two. We encourage our readers to write also. Ask the hierarchy to defend us from these wolves in sheep’s clothing. The original commission report can be found on the NCR [National Catholic Reporter] website. Keep in mind that NCR is the mouthpiece of the radical left. See the Action Box below for addresses and the website url. And remember: Life is short, pray hard!