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By Deacon Keith Fournier

10/9/2009 (5 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

God spoke through the Prophet Jeremiah in warning many centuries ago 'Peace, Peace! they say, though there is no peace.'

Mother Teresa is ABSOLUTELY right. The greatest destroyer of Peace is Abortion. It is a war against the child. President Barack Obama Receives the Nobel Peace prize while the War on the Womb continues unabated.

Mother Teresa is ABSOLUTELY right. The greatest destroyer of Peace is Abortion. It is a war against the child. President Barack Obama Receives the Nobel Peace prize while the War on the Womb continues unabated.

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/9/2009 (5 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy


OSLO, Norway (Catholic Online) - The news Friday morning was nothing less than extraordinary. President Barack Obama was awarded the "Nobel Peace Prize". The Associated Press was the first to break the story. In announcing the Award the committee said that it was being given to the President for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." They specifically pointed to his efforts to reach out to the Muslim world and bring an end to the proliferation of nuclear weapons. What makes the giving of this globally prestigious award most astounding, and what, in the words of the AP release "shocked Nobel observers" is that this new President had only been in office for two weeks before the Feb.1 deadline for nominations.

In its announcement the committee also said "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future.... "His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population." In its effusive praise of the President the committee continued with these words "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future... His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

This announcement comes just as the debate concerning the funding of abortion in the current versions of "Health Care Reform" in the United States has roused all of the defenders of the first Human Right,the foundational human right, the "mother" of all rights, the Right to Life, out of various degrees of lethargy. In fact, the opposition to this huge piece of legislation is finding its strongest resistance now coming from the U.S. Catholic Bishops. They have made it clear that they will vigorously oppose this legislation unless it unequivocally EXCLUDES the taking of the lives of innocent children in the womb, and rightly so.

There is a war on the womb in the United States of America and, sadly, this President fails to hear the cry of those whom Blessed Teresa of Calcutta rightly called the "poorest of the poor", our first neighbors.

Now, that dear woman of such small physical stature - but utterly huge heart - the one whom the whole world still lovingly calls "Mother", speaks to us prophetically from the grave. In truth she is still alive, speaking from within the fullness of joy she most certainly has received in the communion of love which she now shares with the Lord of Life and the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, whom she loves so completely. It was He, the Lord of Life and defender of all children, who came to us in the womb of a Holy Mother and from within that womb, where we now commit the most egregious war crimes, began His mission of true peace through real reconciliation. In His Incarnation, Jesus Christ, in His Sacred Humanity, shows us the utter evil of every procured abortion.

Mother Teresa was a most deserved recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She rightly accepted this prestigious award from the committee. In formally doing so she gave a speech on December 11, 1979 which speaks more loudly than anyone ever could to today's news. It shines a spotlight of piercing truth on this rather incredible news. I have republished it in full underneath this article in our Related Stories. However, here are a selected few words from Mother:

"...St. John says you are a liar if you say you love God and you don't love your neighbor. How can you love God whom you do not see, if you do not love your neighbor whom you see, whom you touch, with whom you live. And so this is very important for us to realize that love, to be true, has to hurt. It hurt Jesus to love us, it hurt him. And to make sure we remember his great love he made himself the bread of life to satisfy our hunger for his love. Our hunger for God, because we have been created for that love. We have been created in his image. We have been created to love and be loved, and then he has become man to make it possible for us to love as he loved us. He makes himself the hungry one - the naked one - the homeless one - the sick one - the one in prison - the lonely one - the unwanted one - and he says: You did it to me. Hungry for our love, and this is the hunger of our poor people. This is the hunger that you and I must find, it may be in our own home.

"I (will) never forget an opportunity I had in visiting a home where they had all these old parents of sons and daughters who had just put them in an institution and forgotten maybe. And I went there, and I saw in that home they had everything, beautiful things, but everybody was looking towards the door. And I did not see a single one with their smile on their face. And I turned to the Sister and I asked: How is that? How is it that the people they have everything here, why are they all looking towards the door, why are they not smiling? I am so used to see the smile on our people, even the dying one smile, and she said: This is nearly every day, they are expecting, they are hoping that a son or daughter will come to visit them. They are hurt because they are forgotten, and see - this is where love comes. That poverty comes right there in our own home, even neglect to love. Maybe in our own family we have somebody who is feeling lonely, who is feeling sick, who is feeling worried, and these are difficult days for everybody. Are we there, are we there to receive them, is the mother there to receive the child?

"I was surprised in the West to see so many young boys and girls given into drugs, and I tried to find out why - why is it like that, and the answer was: Because there is no one in the family to receive them. Father and mother are so busy they have no time. Young parents are in some institution and the child takes back to the street and gets involved in something. We are talking of peace. These are things that break peace, but I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing - direct murder by the mother herself. And we read in the Scripture, for God says very clearly: Even if a mother could forget her child - I will not forget you - I have carved you in the palm of my hand. We are carved in the palm of His hand, so close to Him that unborn child has been carved in the hand of God. And that is what strikes me most, the beginning of that sentence, that even if a mother could forget something impossible - but even if she could forget - I will not forget you. And today the greatest means - the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion. And we who are standing here - our parents wanted us. We would not be here if our parents would do that to us. Our children, we want them, we love them, but what of the millions.

"Many people are very, very concerned with the children in India, with the children in Africa where quite a number die, maybe of malnutrition, of hunger and so on, but millions are dying deliberately by the will of the mother. And this (abortion) is what is the greatest destroyer of peace today. Because if a mother can kill her own child - what is left for me to kill you and you kill me - there is nothing between."

On this day when we have heard the news that President Barack Obama has received the Nobel Peace Prize, let us pray that the Lord would open his heart to see the TRUTH - confirmed by medical science, written on every human heart by the Natural Law and, yes, confirmed in the very Christian Revelation which he claims to profess as his own - that the Child in the womb is our neighbor. Sadly, I have concluded that this President who rode into office calling us to "love our neighbor" is a walking contradiction. It simply is always wrong to kill our innocent neighbor. It is not the path to peace.

By failing to hear the cry of all of these children who are being killed daily under the violence unleashed by the public policy of abortion on demand in America, we have, in effect, turned an entire segment of our human family into property to be used, abused or killed at any time, while all the while calling these evil acts of war "choices", as if true freedom could ever properly choose what is always wrong and always destroys peace.

Mother Teresa is ABSOLUTELY right. The greatest destroyer of Peace is Abortion. The Living God spoke through the great Hebrew Prophet Jeremiah in warning to His people many centuries ago ""Peace, Peace!" they say, though there is no peace." In this announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize Recipient today, October 9, 2009, I hear the echo of those sobering words. President Obama Receives the Nobel Peace prize while the War on the Womb Continues Unabated.

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