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Driving the Nails in a Bit Further

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That Worse Than Murder, Inc., a\k\a Planned Parenthood, has “Christian” clergy who support it, would shock me more if I were not aware that almost all the despicable causes that have infested the world since the Crucifixion have been able to find some clergy claiming the name Christian to support them.  Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have named him Defender of the Faith, does one of his patented fisks of the latest mental droppings from one of the Christian clergy Quislings specializing in defending the indefensible:

 

 

Murder Inc.’s Auschwitz Chaplaincy Free Kermit Gosnell Committee Clergy Advocacy Board (FYI, Susan Russell is the Auschwitz Chaplaincy Free Kermit Gosnell Committee CAB’s current Vice-Chair which should tell you everything you need to know) recently issued a “pastoral letter” on abortion under Murder Inc.’s logo.  Believe it or not, these pseudo-spiritual whores “religious leaders” are perfectly fine with you offing your kid for pretty much any reason:

The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, you’re not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, we’re here to support you in your decision.

Of course you are.  As far as we’re concerned, fileting the kid is morally the same thing as getting liposuction, your appendix removed or a root canal.

Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures — Jewish or Christian

Neither are racism, sexism, breaking the speed limit, jaywalking, homosexuality “as we currently understand it” (if you believe the religious left), or genocide.  What’s your point, Auschwitz Chaplaincy Free Kermit Gosnell Committee Clergy Advocacy Board?

and there are clergy and people of faith

Faith in their father the…oh, you know the drill.

from all denominations who support women making this complex decision. The beliefs of each person are deserving of respect,

Unless you believe that abortion is evil in which case, go to hell.

and each person deserves care and compassion,

Except Republicans and fundies.

No one should be allowed to force their faith teachings on anyone else.

I think someone once said that Ted Kennedy’s religious beliefs were such a private matter that he wouldn’t even impose them on himself.

No one knows the circumstances of your life as well as you know them; no one knows what’s in your heart better than you. Allow yourself to be at peace with your decision.

Sin?  What does that word even mean?

God loves you and is with you no matter what you decide. You can find strength, understanding, and comfort in that love.

A more accurate English translation of Genesis 3:1-3 cannot possibly be written. Continue Reading

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Of Shoulder and Saints

 

 

Pat Archbold has a fascinating piece up at National Catholic Register:

 

Centuries ago, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in ecstasy asked Jesus which was His greatest unrecorded suffering and the wound that inflicted the most pain on Him in Calvary and Jesus answered:
“I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound which was more painful than the others and which is not recorded by men. Honor this Wound with thy devotion and I will grant thee whatsoever thou dost ask through its virtue and merit and in regard to all those who shall venerate this Wound, I will remit to them all their venial sins and will no longer remember their mortal sins.”
Anne Catherine Emmerich in the he Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ written from her visions said:
“There was a frightful wound on the shoulder which had borne the weight of the Cross, and all the upper part of the body was covered with bruises and deeply marked with the blows of the scourges. “
And most recently we recount the meeting of two future Saints. Padre Pio and Fr. Karol Wojtyla where the future St. John Paul II went to spend some time with the future St. Pio. Fr. Karol Wojtyla asked from which of his stigmatic wounds did Padre Pio suffer the most. Padre Pio answered:
It is my shoulder wound, which no one knows about and has never been cured or treated.” This is extremely significant, not only because it reveals that Padre Pio bore this wound, but because, as far as is known, the future pope is the only one to whom Padre Pio ever revealed existence of this secret wound.
So even though the Bible makes no mention of this wound, the Saints tell us that Jesus suffered from it immensely.
But how can we know it is true? Well this is where science and the Shroud of Turin come into it. From Vatican Insider:  

Four university professors have published an article in “Injury” magazine revealing that the crucified man that was wrapped in the Turin Shroud suffered a dislocation of the humerus, the paralysis of one arm and a violent trauma to the neck and chest. … The person whose figure is imprinted on the Shroud is believed to have collapsed under the weight of the cross, or the “patibulum” as it is referred to in the study, the horizontal part of the cross. The Man of the Shroud the academics explain, fell “forwards” and suffered a “violent” knock” “while falling to the ground.” “Neck and shoulder muscle paralysis” were “caused by a heavy object hitting the back between the neck and shoulder and causing displacement of the head from the side opposite to the shoulder depression. … At this point it would have been impossible for the cross bearer to go on holding it and this brings to mind the passage in the Gospel which describes how the soldiers forced Simon of Cyrene to pick up Jesus’ cross. Not an act of compassion therefore, but of necessity. This explains why “the right shoulder is lower than the left by 10±5 degrees” and The right eye is retracted in the orbit” because of the paralysis of the entire arm, the academics say. Continue Reading