Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Shootings In Newtown Connecticut

For those who lost their little ones yesterday, we offer our prayers and condolences.  Words cannot describe the anguish that must be afflicting them at this moment.  Many questions are being asked at this moment, many along the theme of "How could this happen?  Why were innocent children hurt?  What would drive someone to shed so much blood?"

Today I wrote this on my Facebook page:  While we mourn for those who were murdered in Connecticut yesterday, let us not lose thought of those tiny children who will be murdered via abortion today and everyday. Ironically too many who grieve the Connecticut deaths facilitate the murders of babies. In Montgomery County and Baltimore alone, at least 30 babies will be murdered today. Where is the national outcry for them?

During the National Prayer Breakfast in 1994, Mother Teresa of Calcutta had the following to say about abortion: I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?...Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.

"How could this happen," some ask?  It happens every day to 3000 babies in this country alone.  Of course it happens in institutions misnamed "clinics".  We, as a nation, have become coarsened to the value of life, of children.  Our young people today grow up knowing that at any time in their mothers' wombs, they could have been torn asunder at the "choice" of their mothers.  Knowing their own lives were esteemed so cheaply as children, it's a bit of a wonder that this sort of thing is not more prevalent than it is.

"Why were innocent children hurt?"  Well, take Obama himself, for example.  While he waxed teary-eyed on national television when speaking of yesterday's killings, he is still the same man who voted multiple times against born-alive protection acts, partial birth abortion bans and has made the murder of babies the law of the land vis-a-vis "obamacare" with our tax dollars to boot.  From a blog by Catholic in Brooklyn we read an excellent public letter to Obama which bears close study - particularly by those who share his pro-abortion mindset.

But that moral responsibility doesn't just lie on Obama's shoulders.  It lies upon the consciences of any one who dares to favor and even participate in the murder of babies - for that is what abortion is.  I'll go so far as to say that it lies with those who call themselves "pro-life" but who don't make the protection of babies a primary guide for the casting of their votes at election time and who don't take any practical actions to combat this horrific evil.

"What would drive someone to shed so much blood?"  Will someone close to Leroy Carhart - or any abortionist for that matter -ask that question of him/her?  Is the Almighty Dollar that much of a god to them?  Most of them murdered more children than did Adam Lanza yesterday; and they will continue to do it next week with impunity and with the permission, if not blessing of civil society.

Ladies and gentlemen, particularly those who call themselves "pro-choice", as you shed tears for those who died yesterday in Newtown CT, resolve to cease your promotion of the murders of tiny infants and work to protect them (and their mothers) instead.  Else, your mourning will be only so many crocodile tears.


  1. Why do you think there's a difference in how Americans/the mainstream media/etc respond to massacres of born children versus the unborn?

    1. I can't speak for Americans as a whole, but the mainstream media is run by pro-abortion advocates. It's obvious in their editorials, political endorsement, etc.

  2. We truly are a nation of hypocrites. I cannot make myself watch any of the coverage of these horrible killings because of the blatant hypocrisy. How can people mourn the death of these victims, but not care about the thousands who are killed everyday in the abortion mills? Blessed John Paul II said that a nation that kills its children has no future.

    I mourn deeply for our entire country.

  3. As noted above, there is blatant hypocrisy in the MSM coverage of the Newtown massacre. However, there are some interesting details coming out about the Lanza family.

    It appears that Adam Lanza was left emotionally isolated when his older brother (and only sibling), Ryan, left home - to go to college and pursue a career in New York City, and when Adam's parents separated and later divorced.

    Apparently, Nancy Lanza, was a devoted mother, trying her best to bring up Adam - who had obvious emotional difficulties. Adam dropped out of high school at age 16, and began taking classes at a nearby college - earning a B average.

    Presumably, there is no blame attached to Ryan for leaving home and pursuing his own interests in life. However, the same cannot be said for Adam's parents.

    We do not know who was at fault in the separation and divorce - one or the other, or both - but would it be too much to say that the effect of that marital breakup can now be measured in the number of innocent people killed?

    A further observation can be made that the Lanzas had only two children - the supposed perfect family size. We do not know the details - but what are the chances that the couple used contraception (or worse) to maintain that family size? The use of contraception has a very strong correlation with eventual marital breakup.

    So, is it possible that the "original sin" in this case was an unnatural practice that the Lanzas may have used in the privacy of their bedroom and sanctioned by all right-thinking society?

    We do not know the answers to these questions - at least not yet. But I would suggest that these are the questions that should be asked.

  4. Syndicated columnist Gregory Kane wrote on a similar theme as yours in the "Washington Examiner" today:


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