This was a good article by the editor of BC Catholic, Paul Schratz. However, I kind of chaffed at this part:
….In his homily at the annual Mass for the Holy Innocents after Christmas, Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, noted that Herod’s victims are venerated as martyrs because they died in the place of Christ. In a similar way, the unborn who die in the womb are “silent witnesses to Christ and His infinite power to save.”
He reminded the faithful that just as Jesus is a “sign of contradiction,” they have an irreplaceable role to play: “We need – the Church needs, society needs – evangelists, heralds of life, people willing to confront the weakness of a culture which has trivialized the gift of life.”
He noted that all too often, “crimes against life are supported by government, certain professions, and public opinion.” We have a responsibility, he said, “to work to bring about a change in Canada.”
While I welcome the Archbishop’s remarks to a certain degree, they ring rather hollow considering what the bishops of Canada are doing right now in pumping in millions of dollars into pro-abort groups in the Global South.
Sadly, crimes against life are not merely supported by “government, certain professions, and public opinion”, as the Archbishop says.
They are also supported and financed by the Canadian Catholic Church by its support of virulently anti-Catholic and rabid pro-abortion groups.
When the bishops of this country start cleaning up their own house, then they can be taken seriously. Until then, it’s just more empty talk. Bravado and Brohahaha.
It’s the apex of absurdity, after all, for the bishop to ask us “to confront the weakness of a culture which has trivialized the gift of life” while concurrently financing the enemies of life with our own sacrificial offerings, no less. I can scarcely think of something more offensive and obscene.
Have we all just lost our minds, or is this some kind of cosmic joke?