More pro-life groups are weighing in with opposition to the Archdiocese of New York inviting pro-abortion President Barack Obama to attend the annual Al Smith Catholic Charities dinner this October.
Human Life International President Father Shenan J. Boquet and Judie Brown, president of American Life League, issued the following statement to LifeNews.com
My Own 2 Cents Worth
I have often wondered if Cardinal Timothy Dolan interiorly, “Is this Cardinal on psychotropic drugs?” Why? Because he acts strange, overly gregarious, and frowns a lot. I wonder if he has full control of his mental faculties. IMHO. It’s just my supposition. I have no facts. Just a hunch.
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan Will Host Obama at White-Tie Fundraiser for Health-Care Causes (cnsnews.com)
- American Life League: No Dinner for Obama (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)
- American Life League: No Dinner for Obama (deaconforlife.blogspot.com)
- Cardinal Dolan Hosting Obama at Fundraiser for Healthcare Causes, Huh? What? Seriously? (independentsentinel.com)
- Anti-Obama Catholics want dinner invitation rescinded (washingtontimes.com)
This parish priest is very upset, over the death of Shabbaz Bahtti. Even though this happened a year ago, his fight is our fight, too. Creeping Sharia is encroaching, in the USA. Shabbaz Bahtti was a Roman Catholic fighting Sharia Laws passed by the Taliban, in Pakistan. Christians are a minority in Pakistan. Bahtti was assassinated.
“Up to 100 Christians rallied in the central Pakistani city of Multan on Wednesday to condemn the killing of Catholic Pakistani Government Minister Shahbaz Bhatti. The killing in Islamabad, which happened in broad daylight, represents the second high-profile murder of an opponent of an Islamic Blasphemy Law.”
Jesus told Saint Sister Faustina Maria Kowalska that doubt and distrust upsets Him very much. Read these excerpts, from the DIARY of St Faustina. Next time you think doubting and distrusting God is just a harmless human trait, think again. You’re offending God by doubting His Will, His Way, His Truth, His Life, His Unboundless Love for you.
“Distrust on the part of souls is tearing at My insides. The distrust of a chosen soul causes Me even greater pain; despite My inexhaustible love for them they do not trust Me. Even My death is not enough for them. Woe to the soul that abuses these [gifts] (50).
O, how much I am hurt by a soul’s distrust! Such a soul professes that I am Holy and Just, but does not believe that I am Mercy and does not trust in my Goodness. Even the devils glorify My Justice but do not believe in My Goodness (300).
My Heart is sorrowful, Jesus said, because even chosen souls do not understand the greatness of My mercy. Their relationship [with Me] is, in certain ways, imbued with mistrust. Oh, how much that wounds My Heart! Remember My Passion, and if you do not believe My words, at least believe My wounds (379).
God is very displeased with lack of trust in Him, and this is why some souls lose many graces. Distrust hurts His most sweet Heart, which is full of goodness and incomprehensible love for us (595).
On the evening of the last day before my departure from Vilnius, an elderly sister revealed the condition of her soul to me. She said that she had already been suffering interiorly for several years, that it seemed to her that all her confessions had been bad, and that she had doubts as to whether the Lord Jesus had forgiven her. I asked her if she had ever told her confessor about this. She answered that she had spoken many times about this to her confessors and … “the confessors are always telling me to be at peace, but still I suffer very much, and nothing brings me relief, and it constantly seems to me that God has not forgiven me.” I answered, “You should obey your confessor, Sister, and be fully at peace, because this is certainly a temptation.”
But she entreated me with tears in her eyes to ask Jesus if He had forgiven her and whether her confessions had been good or not. I answered forcefully, “Ask Him yourself, Sister, if you don’t believe your confessors!” But she clutched my hand and did not want to let me go until I gave her an answer, and she kept asking me to pray for her and to let her know what Jesus would tell me about her. Crying bitterly, she would not let me go and said to me, “I know that the Lord Jesus speaks to you, Sister.” Since she was clutching my hand and I could not wrench myself away, I promised her I would pray for her. In the evening, during Benediction, I heard these words in my soul: Tell her that her disbelief wounds My Heart more than the sins she committed. When I told her this, she began to cry like a child, and great joy entered her soul. I understood that God wanted to console this soul through me. Even though it cost me a good deal, I fulfilled God’s wish (628).
How painfully distrust of My goodness wounds Me! Sins of distrust wound Me most painfully (1076).
My child, all your sins have not wounded My Heart as painfully as your present lack of trust does — that after so many efforts of My love and mercy, you should still doubt My goodness (1486).
Jesus complained to me of how painful to Him is the unfaithfulness of chosen souls, and My Heart is even more wounded by their distrust after a fall. It would be less painful if they had not experienced the goodness of My Heart (1532).