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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Passage of FOCA would translate into hatred for the unborn, Bishop Vasa writes

Yes, elections do have consequences.

Vasa: “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ but votes for FOCA…he is a liar”

Eugene, Jan 20, 2009 / 07:35 pm (CNA).- Robert Vasa, Bishop of Baker, Oregon has published a vehement essay charging that those who profess to love God, but back abortion, are “liars” who lack love for the unborn child.

His essay, published on Tuesday in the bishop’s diocesan newspaper the Catholic Sentinel, discussed Christians’ duties to the unborn while warning about the proposed Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA).
Full story at CNA

Now it Begins: On the Eve of the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

By Deacon Keith Fournier
Catholic Online (

"President Obama... will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his Adminstration."

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Catholic Online) - On the day on which the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, took the oath of Office the White House Web Site was immediately updated.

Here are two extremely important paragraphs for all Americans, and citizens around the world, who recognize the truth that the taking of innocent human life in the womb is an egregious and intrinsic evil which violates the Natural Law Right to Life.

Under the section of the web site considering the President’s “Agenda on Women" we read these straightforward words concerning his support for a number of initiatives. Included among them are the following:

“Reproductive Choice

(The President) Supports a Woman's Right to Choose: President Obama understands that abortion is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his Adminstration. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in that case.

(The President Supports) Preventing Unintended Pregnancy: President Obama was an original co-sponsor of legislation to expand access to contraception, health information, and preventive services to help reduce unintended pregnancies. Introduced in January 2007, the Prevention First Act will increase funding for family planning and comprehensive sex education that teaches both abstinence and safe sex methods. The Act will also end insurance discrimination against contraception, improve awareness about emergency contraception, and provide compassionate assistance to rape victims.”

Now it Begins.

Equality... (Fr. John Corapi)


We have passed the threshold into one of the most important weeks in American history, and a convergence of three very important celebrations reminds us of it. Monday we celebrate the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, who worked so heroically and tirelessly to insure that all men and women might share in the American dream equally. Tuesday we celebrate the inauguration of the first African American president, Barack Obama. That an African American can be so elected is indeed a cause to celebrate. However, thursday we pray and do penance on the anniversary of the most infamous court decision in United States history, Roe v. Wade. All three are related.
Dr. King fought long and hard and suffered many things that all men and women in the United States of America might enjoy those truths that we hold to be self evident: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. He was an American hero for so doing. This week we should rightly celebrate the fact that an African American can be and has been elected President of the United States. This is surely progress, both political and moral.
This all being said, it has to plague the conscience of any thinking person that in this country there is yet the most immoral and deadly form of prejudice and persecution imaginable against the most innocent and vulnerable class of human beings—the unwanted unborn. No matter what advances this country makes, moral, economic, social, or technological, so long as that blight on our national identity remains, all else will ultimately pale into relative insignificance.
God is not a disinterested spectator in the affairs of man. He knows every child by name from all eternity. He loves each one with His infinite love. God’s holy Catholic Church teaches that abortion in a single case is homicide. I assert that if this is the case, and it is, then the 50,000,000 homicides through abortion that have taken place in the United States since Roe v. Wade constitute genocide. God will not favor such a country, regardless of any other progress. Unless this outrage against God and humanity is stopped very soon, the United States of America, and in turn all of the Western world, will realize the death wish that it has manifest for several decades.
Every Catholic, Christian, Jew, and all people of good will and right reason must pray and do penance rigorously and daily from now on for the defeat of this heinous evil we call abortion. If we fail, then Western society as we know it will soon collide with a disaster it will not survive.
May God have mercy on us.

Fr. John Corapi

Fr. Corapi Web site