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A barely-acknowledged fact of modern life is the damaged and wounded women who have had an abortion. Many women don’t realize the magnitude of the decision they have made until much, much later, and once they do, they suffer from it for years.
On June 27, I had the privilege of attending an extraordinary and beautiful mass/ funeral for the aborted unborn, found in a Dumpster in the Detroit Metro area, in the City of Livonia. This mass was held at Assumption Grotto in Detroit, and was attended by Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life.
Whether anyone else at the well-attended funeral knew it or not, there were women in attendance who, though not the mothers of those particular infants (as far as I know), were there to bury their aborted young ones along with these poor little ones, in spirit.
One of the women reported having serious repurcussions in the years since her abortion, serious anxiety and guilt problems, an inability to put that event to rest- not in her mind, not in her heart- not in her soul.
Having named her aborted child, along with all the other mourners, in a spirit of prayer and penitence, this lady offered to her Beloved Jesus the child, who through misinformation and difficulties, had sent that child to him an a much different way years earlier.
It was a beautiful and dignified send off for that little one, a beautiful resting place, a memorial, a sacred place where she could now lay him to rest. It was a restoration for her heart and soul, a chance to seek forgiveness, mercy and healing.
She was not the only one.
The magnitude of the fate of those little ones is enough to make anyone weep. We are all responsible to God for how our society treats ‘the least of these’ and cares for the ‘little ones.’
However, those little ones took with them to heaven healing, blessings and great love.
And they left some women in peace, in wholeness, in hope.
Mother Theresa said ‘The fruit of abortion is nuclear war.’ I have repeated this many times here and in other places relating to this illegal and unjust war.
Those in the Pro-Life movement KNOW this by HEART.
Yet, despite the clear evidence that our country is prepared to launch ANOTHER illegal war, against the Just War Doctrine, and a NUCLEAR ONE at that, the pro-life movement is prepared to vote for one of the most heinous republicans in the party, John McCain.
Father Pavone, of Priests for Life, has come out ENDORSING John McCain for President. Supporting McCain is supporting Planned Parenthood and always has been, no matter what lies come from his forked tongue. Planned Parenthood is LAUGHING all the way to their altars of human sacrifice.
That is like saying, “I despise the roots, but WOW- the FRUIT is awesome! I ENDORSE THIS TREE!”
Pope Benedict, in response to our death-dealing times, points us to our traditions and brings us to Jesus.
At the Eighth Station who, in Luke:23:27- 30 PROMISED to avenge abortion: “there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me but for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck! Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us’; and to the hills, ‘cover us.’”
Since our war is a violation of EVERY SINGLE TENET OF THE JUST WAR DOCTRINE, and a vote for ANY of these three candidates (McCain, Clinton or Obama) is clearly a vote for social injustice, then a vote or endorsement for any of these people is a MORTAL SIN.
Fr Pavone isn’t the only one. All over the country, priests and ministers in every Christian denomination are FOR THE WAR.
Pro-life conservatives everywhere are resignedly voting for McCain in spite of all REASON to the contrary, and despite a viable and genuine conservative candidate that has proven himself for over thirty years.
As if McCain were the ONLY choice. WHO HAVE THEY SOLD OUT TO? Why IDOLIZE the parties when LIVES ARE AT STAKE?
Why? They have bought into the global deception of the puppet media and their bosses.
Does ANYONE entertain the idea that Ron Paul would appoint non-constitutional judges to the bench?
I hope and pray their eyes are opened. We are sowing what we are reaping, and it is horrible fruit.