Friday, August 24, 2012

The Democrats Celebrate Death

Forget the donkey, this is the real symbol
of the Democrat Party 
Blessed John Paul II often warned the world of the culture of death.  What is the culture of death?  Pope John Paul II wrote the following in EVANGELIUM VITAE, released on March 25, 1995, the Feast of the Annunication of the Lord:
[W]hile the climate of widespread moral uncertainty can in some way be explained by the multiplicity and gravity of today's social problems, and these can sometimes mitigate the subjective responsibility of individuals, it is no less true that we are confronted by an even larger reality, which can be described as a veritable structure of sin. This reality is characterized by the emergence of a culture which denies solidarity and in many cases takes the form of a veritable "culture of death". This culture is actively fostered by powerful cultural, economic and political currents which encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency.
Looking at the situation from this point of view, it is possible to speak in a certain sense of a war of the powerful against the weak: a life which would require greater acceptance, love and care is considered useless, or held to be an intolerable burden, and is therefore rejected in one way or another. A person who, because of illness, handicap or, more simply, just by existing, compromises the well-being or life-style of those who are more favoured tends to be looked upon as an enemy to be resisted or eliminated. [We saw this played out in the tragic murder of Terry Schiavo, who, by order of a court, had food and water withheld until she died because she was considered a "useless life".  We would not treat mass murderers this way, yet Terry Schiavo was sentenced to die a long torturous death merely for the crime of being useless to the State.] 
Terri Schiavo, who died almost 14 days after
her feeding tube was forcibly removed and she was not even
allowed water by court order
In this way a kind of "conspiracy against life" is unleashed. This conspiracy involves not only individuals in their personal, family or group relationships, but goes far beyond, to the point of damaging and distorting, at the international level, relations between peoples and States. 
The Democrats have announced their speakers for the upcoming convention, and these include some of the biggest "stars" of the Culture of Death.  The Democrats are going to be celebrating abortion, believe it or not.  What is this really?  Take a look at this picture:

What you are looking at are pieces of an unborn baby that was aborted at 10 weeks old.  This is what the Democrats will be celebrating when they talk of a woman's "right to choose." The "right to choose" means the right to choose to kill your baby, plain and simple.  You can be sure that the devil will be dancing in the rafters at the Democrat Convention this year. 

John Paul II wrote:
"To claim the right to abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia, and to recognize that right in law, means to attribute to human freedom a perverse and evil significance: that of an absolute power over others and against others. This is the death of true freedom."
John Paul II, The Gospel of Life

Many will point to Adolph Hitler as the face of evil, but he had nothing on what is happening today in the American culture.  We celebrate death in a way that no one in history has ever done so.  Many in our society proudly proclaim their "right" to kill their unborn children.  But as Blessed Pope John Paul II told us:
 "While it is true that the taking of life not yet born or in it’s final stages is sometimes marked by a mistaken sense of altruism and human compassion it cannot be denied that such a culture of death, taken as a whole, betrays a completely individualistic concept of freedom, which ends up by becoming the freedom of " the strong" against the weak who have no choice but to submit".
~Evangelium Vitae
And in a few weeks we will see this "right" being proudly proclaimed at the Democrat National Convention, along with the celebration of same sex marriage.  Below is an article from

Abortion and Gay Marriage to Be Centerpieces of Democrat Convention

by Thomas Peters

Remember that line we’ve all been fed by the media that the “social issues” don’t matter and that Americans have “moved on” past those pesky debates about abortion and gay marriage?

That was a lie.

Or at least, we know for sure now that its actually the Democrats who care about abortion and gay marriage.
How do we know? In two weeks we will be treated to a pro abortion and pro gay marriage extravaganza in Charlotte, North Carolina brought to us by the Democrat party’s convention.
Pro-abortion after pro-abortion advocate, from Cecile Richards the President of Planned Parenthood to Nancy Keenen the head of NARAL, to Sandra Fluke of HHS Mandate fame — they’ll all be there. Not to mention a host of Democrat politicians whose signature issue is pro abortion (Sen. Mikulski) and pro gay marriage (Rep. Baldwin).
From the early reports, the Democrat machine is remaking the face of their convention as we speak to be an “anti-Akin affair” in addition to issuing a casting call for this set of characters:
“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Gay soldier and fellow (straight) soldier who served together in Iraq or Afghanistan (ideally the straight soldier was helped by the gay soldier, i.e., medic, in fire fight) … Planned Parenthood: Husband who talks about how a PAP smear saved his wife’s life and his spouse … Choice: A couple who has children, but wants to make their own decisions, not have the government do it for them (or who has confronted a difficult medical situation).” [Politico]
On the gay marriage issue, though, they’re going to pull their punches a bit:
“…the [planning] documents state the participants should be “not a gay couple” — but a “parent and gay son or daughter.”
Evidently the organizers think America is “not there yet” when it comes to gay marriage (and no wonder, a plurality of Democrats in North Carolina just voted in May to define marriage as the union of husband and wife!). But we all can be pretty sure this hesitancy of theirs will be discarded by the 2016 convention, unless we intervene.
But just step back and consider for a moment what all this means. This is the face the modern democrat party wants to project: pro planned parenthood men (which really means pro planned parenthood women) and parents with gay kids (which really means gay parents) as the centerpiece of their convention.
 "It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this [same sex marriage] is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man."     Blessed Pope John Paul II
In other words, people whose very identity is tied up with progressive politics. People who look to the government to secure their “right” to have government pay for their contraception and (when that fails) abortions and who demand government redefine marriage according to their definition and then force that definition upon the rest of society. That’s who the Democrat party wants to cater to.

Trampled underfoot in both these actions is, of course, religious liberty. It is, after all, only the Christian (and often particularly Catholic) witness in defense of the dignity of every human person and in defense of marriage and family that stands in the way of the sweeping social changes championed by the modern progressive movement. For the DNC to reach its public goals it must undermine and discredit the public witness of people of traditional faith and Catholics in particular. That’s an astonishing state of affairs, but I’m convinced it’s the reality we now inhabit. 
So don’t believe what the media tells you, that abortion, threats to religious liberty, and gay marriage aren’t important issues and that we shouldn’t care about them.
Just listen to the Democrat party — they couldn’t be more clear about what they care about.

At least they have the courage of their convictions.

Do we?
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You can be sure that the devil will be dancing and celebrating at the Democrat National Convention.    If you watch the Democrat Convention, you will be looking straight into the face of evil, into pure hatred of God and all that is good and right.  The Republicans at least put on a face of some civility, some respect for life.  The Democrats have shed every vestige of the culture of life and completely taken on the culture of death.  To support them in any way is to support the devil and his assault on humanity.

"When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society."
Blessed Pope John Paul II


  1. Dear Catholic in Brooklyn,

    Reading this post from your post about "Thanking God for Obama's re-election"
    Tuned into 5 minutes of DNC and saw the beginning of Cecile Richards speech to the convention delegates. You would have thought that she was promoting something truly great because the people in the audience were delirious with delight. What was she talking about? Abortion rights!
    Sickened and saddened instantaneously! Were these people for real? Or were they some sort of strange foreign visitors from another planet.
    Were there any among them who had an urge to walk out, shout out in protest or just cry????
    After I voted in this election I immediately disaffiliated from Democratic Party. Big deal, right?

  2. Catholic in Brooklyn, what do you have to say about the Alfie Evans situation?

    1. I have to admit that I have not been following it closely, but as I understand, the medical authorities want to take Allfie off of life support because they feel he is a hopeless case. I think the parents have now met with Pope Francis to ask for his intervention. I hope the parents prevail, I don’t believe in the death sentence for anyone, and certainly not for an innocent baby.


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