We must be unequivocal in our defense of every innocent human life from conception to natural death.
Every child killed by voluntary abortion is a Holy Innocent. Every leader who supports this killing, implicitly or explicitly, carries on the evil actions of Herod. On this Feast of the Holy Innocents let us summon a new resolve to bring an end to the slaughter of the holy innocents in this hour.
The Holy Innocents being slaughtered
CHESAPEAKE, VA. (Catholic Online) - On December 28 in the Octave of Christmas we commemorate the Feast of the Holy Innocents in the Liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church. The readings for the Mass remind us that evil has no respect for life. There is an ongoing struggle between life and death, darkness and light, and those of us called to continue the redemptive mission of Jesus, the Light of the world, are engaged in the conflict.
The first reading for the Mass of the Feast of the Holy Innocents is taken from the 1st letter of the beloved disciple John, "This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christ and proclaim to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say, "We have fellowship with him," while we continue to walk in darkness, we lie and do not act in truth." (I John 5)
We are celebrating the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord, Christmas. Sometimes Christmas is referred to as the Feast of the Incarnation. In fact, the Incarnation is much broader in its implications. The Word became Incarnate immediately upon the response given by Mary to the invitation of the Lord delivered through the Angel.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit. The moment He was conceived, the Incarnation began. Jesus Christ lived through every age and every stage of development. He is identified with every child from the moment of conception. Every procured abortion is the taking of innocent human life. Every child killed by abortion is a Holy Innocent.
Medical science confirms what the Natural Law and our conscience long ago told all of us, the child in the womb is one of us. We all know it. We routinely operate on her when she needs our help and place her back in her first home of the womb until birth. We prosecute a criminal who, in committing a crime against his mother, kills him as well.
The abortion lie has been revealed in its wretched ugliness. Every procured abortion is the intentional killing of an innocent child. The child in the womb is the same as the child outside of the womb. We are always persons in development. The me at 58 is the same me at 28, only developing in the continuum of life.
The entire framework called "viability", arising out of the horrid decisions of the US Supreme Court in the Roe and Doe cases of 1973, is premised on a notion that being "independent" is what makes us human. The truth is we are always dependent, and interdependent. We are not human outside of relationship with others. We are called to communion. Procured abortion is a sin against solidarity. We are we are killing our first neighbors in the womb.
No-one who continues to support abortion as a "choice" is a friend of the poor. The baby in the womb is, as Mother Teresa so clearly reminded us, the "poorest of the poor". Defenders of abortion on demand only use the poor to promote their evil acts. Any Nation which protects in the positive law the taking of innocent human life in the womb, calling it a "right" and a "choice" is participating in this evil and promoting darkness.
The Gospel for the Mass on the Feast of the Holy Innocents reminds us of how evil infects those who fail to hear the cry of the poor and serve in government. The example given is Herod, a ruler inebriated with his own power. He ruled unjustly while claiming to be doing exactly the opposite:
"When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi. Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet: A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more'.
Rachel still weeps in our day. The US Government carries on the evil of Herod by funding the killing of Holy Innocents. For example, in calendar year 2008/2009 Planned Parenthood received $363 million in government grants and contracts. This money was extracted from the US taxpayer and used to kill 324,008 children in the womb.With the reelection of an administration dedicated to making abortion even more available and funding it, the numbers will only increase and the gravity of the horror become worse.
Planned Parenthood is built on a deadly lie. They have dressed themselves up as a "Health Care Provider" and they include the taking of the lives of innocent children in the womb as a "service" under their offering of "reproductive services". They have insinuated themselves into the global delivery of "medical services" receiving massive government funding. They are now considered welcome guests at the White House and their minions make policy in the cabinet of this administration.
There is nothing "reproductive" about abortion. It is certainly not a ...
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