Most people by now have heard that today a jury has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing two years ago. I will not offer my opinion on the sentencing or on the death penalty. Suffice it to say that the evidence of his guilt is incontrovertable and that Tsarnaev received due process of law. The jury has decided.
I'm surprised that the progressive bishops haven't yet started braying and kvetching about the sentence. No doubt that will start within the next few hours but before they whine and bitch about how this sentence will only lead to a coursening of culture, perhaps they might address some other causes for that coursening. Today, over 3,000 innocent people were brutally put to death in this country; and that has been the case now for decades. In the US alone, over 50 million babies have been slaughtered by abortion, legal in this country through all nine months.
Many of the enablers of this barbarism are Catholics. Yet because they are wealthy and wield much worldly influence, these same progressive bishops will cozy up to them to curry all manners of favors. Such was the case when Cardinal Dolan allowed Obama to come to the Al Smith Dinner, long after the latter said he wouldn't want his daughters "punished with a baby" and who promised Planned Parenthood to allow for abortion. Just this week he stated he would veto the 20-week abortion ban just passed by the House.
The progressive bishops also enable baby murder when they refuse to obey Canon 915 and don't proclaim the truth to these errant politicians. They certainly do so when they punish their priests who have the integrity to withhold Holy Communion from anti-life politicians and other dissident individuals - and yes, dear DC cardinals, that means you!
Two weeks ago, Vatican officials gave their nod of approval to the culture of death as the Pontifical Academy for Sciences published their report calling for "population control", i.e. abortion, sterilization and contraception. Will the pope rebuke them or give his own tacit approval to the death message of Sachs and Ki-Moon?
I have an idea! If these liberal bishops want to have candlelight vigils and prayer services and protests for Tsarnaev, let's challenge them to expend that same amount of time and energy for each and every baby within their respective diocees who will be murdered. Do you think they'll be down for that?? Neither do I! More is the pity and disgrace.
Jacques Cartier and Canada's Catholic Heritage
3 hours ago