Saturday, April 30, 2011

Zurich

Swan cavorting at the mouth of the Limmat near Lake Zurich beyond the bridge in the distance.

View of church towers and domes of Zurich.

View of bridge and altstadt Zurich.


Interior of the Liebfrauen, dedicated to our Lady and one of the two Catholic churches in Zurich city center, both outside of the altstadt which since the Protestant revolt has banned any Catholic presence. The Roman basilica style with Romanesque campanile makes a marked contrast with the other churches of the city.
Zurich (pronounced, evidently, "tsur-ish") has numerous fountains, from all of which one can safely drink.

The river Limmat, near its entrance to Lake Zurick, mirrors the antique buildings of the altstadt, or old town. The green spire tops the Fraumunster which was once a women's abbey and, as with all the churches here, once Catholic. The Chagall stained glass windows there are a favorite with tourists.
Another reflection of one of many towers in Zurich.

A florist sells Edelweiss

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sean Thomas Greany, RIP

Sean attended our Palm Sunday Mass at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church when I gave him the Body of the Lord in communion for the last time, his "viaticum", and spoke with him for the last time after Mass. May he rest in the peace of Christ and forever behold the glorious vision of God. Requiescat in pace.

onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}">May 9, 1982 - April 22, 2011

Visitation
Friday, April 29, 2011 | 11:00 - 1:00pm
St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church
7185 Benedict Avenue, Benedict, Maryland
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, April 29, 2011 | 1:00pm
St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church
Burial
Maryland Veterans' Cemetery
Cheltenham, Maryland

Sean Thomas Greany died April 22, 2011 at the age of 28. He was born May 9, 1982 in Clinton Maryland. Previous Army National Guard Veteran, Mr. Greany is a recipient of the Purple Heart stemming from his service in Afghanistan. Currently under the command of Ft. Belvoir, VA. He served locally as a volunteer EMS of The Hughesville Fire Department. He is survived by his parents, Wilson and Petra Patterson, brothers, Sven Greany and Gary and Wesley Patterson, sister Sara Greany, nieces Madilyn and Brandi Greany and God-Mother Lisa Schmidt. Family will receive friends at The St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church 7185 Benedict Avenue, Benedict, Maryland 20612 on Friday April 29, 2011 from 11:00 am until time of Service at 1:00 pm. Interment Maryland Veteran's Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland. Donations may be made in his name to The Army National Guard or The American Red Cross Father Kleinstuber will officiate. Arrangements handled by The Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, Maryland.

McShane Bell 1920

St Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Benedict, Maryland, has a single bell in its tower purchased from McShane Bell Foundry in Baltimore, Maryland, on Oct 29, 1920 and shipped out two days later for installation.

McShane Foundry is still in business and is the only large church bell manufacturer remaining in the United States. The founder hailed from Dundalk, Ireland, and named a neighborhood in Baltimore for his hometown after beginning the business in 1856.

St Francis de Sales' bell is automated to ring five minutes prior to all weekend Masses, to ring the Angelus daily and at three pm each Friday in observance of the Lord's Passion and death.

Photo taken by your blogger on 27 April 2011.

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Mass for Wednesday in the Octave of Easter: "Their eyes were opened"

... they recognized Him in "the Breaking of the Bread".

"In the communion, preceded by the Lord's prayer and the breaking of the bread, the faithful receive 'the bread of heaven' and 'the cup of salvation,' the body and blood of Christ who offered himself 'for the life of the world':

Because this bread and wine have been made Eucharist ('eucharisted,' according to an ancient expression), 'we call this food Eucharist, and no one may take part in it unless he believes that what we teach is true, has received baptism for the forgiveness of sins and new birth, and lives in keeping with what Christ taught.' "
-- CCC 1355

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Bless the Lord, all his works,"

... praise and exalt him for ever.

... all growing things, bless the Lord.

-- Canticle, Daniel 3, Morning Prayer, Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

Pope Benedict XVI answers questions on special television broadcast

Pope Benedict XVI made papal broadcasting history on Good Friday when he became the first pope to appear on a question and answer TV show. The pre-recorded program for "In His Image", broadcast on the Italian RAI Uno station, showed the pope replying to seven questions submitted from around the world, that included a young Japanese girl, a Muslim mother from the Ivory Coast and seven Christian students from Iraq. The full text follows:

Pope's Responses from the Transmission of "In His Image"

Q. Holy Father, I want to thank you for your presence here, which fills us with joy and helps us remember that today is the day in which Jesus showed His love in the most radical way, that is, by dying on the cross as an innocent. It is precisely on this theme of innocent sorrow that is the first question that comes from a seven-year-old Japanese child who says: "My name is Elena. I am Japanese and I am seven years old. I am very frightened because the house where I felt safe really shook a lot and many children my age have died. I cannot go to play at the park. I want to know: why do I have to be so afraid? Why do children have to be so sad? I'm asking the Pope, who speaks with God, to explain it to me".

A. Dear Elena, I send you my heartfelt greetings. I also have the same questions: why is it this way? Why do you have to suffer so much while others live in ease? And we do not have the answers but we know that Jesus suffered as you do, an innocent, and that the true God who is revealed in Jesus is by your side. This seems very important to me, even if we do not have answers, even if we are still sad; God is by your side and you can be certain that this will help you. One day we will even understand why it was so. At this moment it seems important to me that you know "God loves me" even if it seems like He doesn't know me. No, He loves me, He is by my side, and you can be sure that in the world, in the universe, there are many who are with you, thinking of you, doing what they can for you, to help you. And be aware that, one day, I will understand that this suffering was not empty, it wasn't in vain, but behind it was a good plan, a plan of love. It is not chance. Be assured, we are with you, with all the Japanese children who are suffering. We want to help you with our prayers, with our actions, and you can be sure that God will help you. In this sense we pray together so that light may come to you as soon as possible.

Q. The second question presents us with a Calvary because we have a mother under her son’s cross. This mother is an Italian named Maria Teresa and she asks you: "Your Holiness, has the soul of my son Francesco, who has been in a vegetative coma since Easter Sunday 2009, left his body, seeing that he is no longer conscious, or is it still near him?"

A. Certainly his soul is still present in his body. The situation, perhaps, is like that of a guitar whose strings have been broken and therefore can no longer play. The instrument of the body is fragile like that, it is vulnerable, and the soul cannot play, so to speak, but remains present. I am also sure that this hidden soul feels your love deep down, even if unable to understand the details, your words, etc. He feels the presence of love. Your presence, therefore, dear parents, dear mother, next to him for hours and hours every day, is the true act of a love of great value because this presence enters into the depth of that hidden soul. Your act is thus also a witness of faith in God, of faith in man, of faith, let us say, of commitment, to life, of respect for human life, even in the saddest of situations. I encourage you, therefore to carry on, to know that you are giving a great service to humanity with this sign of faith, with this sign of respect for life, with this love for a wounded body and a suffering soul.

Q. The third question takes us to Iraq, to the youth of Baghdad, persecuted Christians who send you this question; "Greetings from Iraq, Holy Father", they say. "We Christians in Baghdad are persecuted like Jesus. Holy Father, in your opinion, in what way can we help our Christian community to reconsider their desire to emigrate to other countries, convincing them that leaving is not the only solution?"

A. First of all I want to cordially greet all the Christians of Iraq, our brothers and sisters, and I have to say that I pray every day for the Christians in Iraq. They are our suffering brothers and sisters, as those who are suffering in other lands are too, and therefore they are particularly dear to our hearts and we must do whatever we can so that they might be able to stay, so that they might be able to resist the temptation to emigrate, which is very understandable in the conditions they are living in. I would say that it is important that we are near to you, dear brothers and sisters in Iraq and we also want to help you, when you come, to truly receive you as brothers and sisters. Naturally, all the institutions that truly have the possibility to do something in Iraq for you should do it. The Holy See is in permanent contact with the diverse communities, not only the Catholic community and the other Christian communities, but also with our Muslim brothers and sister, Shi‛ites and Sunni. We want to create reconciliation and understanding, with the government as well, to help in this difficult journey of rebuilding a torn society. Because this is the problem, that the society is profoundly divided, torn, there is no longer the awareness that "In our diversity we are one people with a common history, where each has its place". This awareness needs to be rebuilt: that in diversity, they have a common history, a common determination. In dialogue, precisely with the various groups, we want to assist the process of reconstruction and encourage you, dear brothers and sisters in Iraq, to have faith, to be patient and have faith in God, to collaborate in this difficult process. Be assured of our prayers.

Q. The next question comes to you from a Muslim woman from the Ivory Coast, a country that has been at war for years. This lady's name is Bintu and she greets you in Arabic, saying "May God be in all the words that we say to one another and may God be with You". It is an expression that they use when beginning an address. She then continues in French: "Dear Holy Father, here in the Ivory Coast we have always lived in harmony between Christians and Muslims. Families are often formed by members of both religions. There also exists a diversity of ethnicities but we have never had problems. Now everything has changed: the crisis we are living under, caused by politics, has sown division. How many innocents have lost their lives! How many persons have been displaced, how many mothers and how many children traumatized! The messengers have exhorted peace, the prophets have exhorted peace. As an ambassador of Jesus, what do you advise for our country?

A. I would like to respond to your greeting: May God also be with you and help you forever. I have to say that I have received heartbreaking letters from the Ivory Coast in which I see the sorrow, the depth of suffering, and I am saddened that I can do so little. We can do one thing always: remain in prayer with you and, as much as possible, we can offer works of charity. Above all we want to help, as much as is in our power, the political and human contacts. I have entrusted Cardinal Turkson, who is the president of our Council for Justice and Peace, to go to the Ivory Coast to try to mediate, to speak with the various groups and various persons to encourage a new beginning. Above all we want to make the voice of Jesus, whom you also believe in as a prophet, heard. He was always a man of peace. It could be expected that, when God came to earth, He would be a man of great power, destroying the opposing forces. That He would be a man of powerful violence as an instrument of peace. Not at all. He came in weakness. He came with only the strength of love, totally without violence, even to going to the cross. This is what shows us the true face of God, that violence never comes from God, never helps bring anything good, but is a destructive means and not the path to escape difficulties. He is thus a strong voice against every type of violence. He strongly invites all sides to renounce violence, even if they feel they are right. The only path is to renounce violence, to begin anew with dialogue, with the attempt to find peace together, with a new concern for one another, a new willingness to be open to one another. This, dear lady, is Jesus' true message: seek peace with the means of peace and leave violence aside. We pray for you, that all sections of your society might hear Jesus' voice and thus that peace and communion will return.

Q. Holy Father, the next question is on the theme of Jesus' death and resurrection and comes from Italy. I will read it to you: "Your Holiness, what is Jesus doing in the time between His death and resurrection? Seeing that in reciting the Creed it says that Jesus, after His death, descended into Hell, should we think that that will also happen to us, after death, before going to heaven?"

A. First of all, this descent of Jesus' soul should not be imagined as a geographical or a spatial trip, from one continent to another. It is the soul's journey. We have to remember that Jesus' soul always touches the Father, it is always in contact with the Father but, at the same time, this human soul extends to the very borders of the human being. In this sense it goes into the depths, into the lost places, to where all who do not arrive at their life's goal go, thus transcending the continents of the past. This word about the Lord's descent into Hell mainly means that Jesus reaches even the past, that the effectiveness of the Redemption does not begin in the year 0 or 30, but also goes to the past, embraces the past, all men and women of all time. The Church Fathers say, with a very beautiful image, that Jesus takes Adam and Eve, that is, humanity, by the hand and guides them forward, guides them on high. He thus creates access to God because humanity, on its own cannot arrive at God's level. He himself, being man, can take humanity by the hand and open the access. To what? To the reality we call Heaven. So this descent into Hell, that is, into the depth of the human being, into humanity's past, is an essential part of Jesus' mission, of His mission as Redeemer, and does not apply to us. Our lives are different. We are already redeemed by the Lord and we arrive before the Judge, after our death, under Jesus' gaze. On one had, this gaze will be purifying: I think that all of us, in greater or lesser measure, are in need of purification. Jesus’ gaze purifies us, thus making us capable of living with God, of living with the Saints, and above all of living in communion with those dear to us who have preceded us.

Q. The next question is also on the theme of Resurrection and comes from Italy. "Your Holiness, when the women reach the tomb on the Sunday after Jesus' death, they do not recognize their Master but confuse him with another. It also happens to the apostles: Jesus shows them his wounds, breaks bread, in order to be recognized, precisely by his actions. He has a true body, made of flesh, but it is also glorified. What does it mean that His risen body didn't have the same characteristics as before? What, exactly, does a glorified body mean? Will the Resurrection also be like that for us?"

A. Naturally, we cannot define the glorified body because it is beyond our experience. We can only note the signs that Jesus has given us to understand, at least a little, in which direction we should seek this reality. The first sign: the tomb is empty. That is, Jesus dead not leave his body behind to corruption. This shows us that even matter is destined for eternity, that it is truly resurrected, that it does not remain something lost. But he then assumed this matter in a new condition of life. This is the second point: Jesus no longer dies, that is, He is beyond the laws of biology and physics because He endured this one death. Therefore there is a new condition, a different one, that we do not know but which is shown in the fact of Jesus and which is a great promise for all of us: that there is a new world, a new life, toward which we are on a journey. Being in this condition, Jesus had the possibility of letting himself be felt, of offering his hand to his followers, of eating with them, but still of being beyond the conditions of biological life as we live it. We know that, on the one hand, He is a real man, not a ghost, that he lives a real life, but a new life that is no longer submitted to the death that is our great promise. It is important to understand this, at least as much as we can, for the Eucharist. In the Eucharist, the Lord gives us His glorified body, not flesh to eat in a biological sense. He gives us Himself, this newness that He is in our humanity, in our being as person, and it touches us within with His being so that we might let ourselves be penetrated by His presence, transformed in His presence. It is an important point because we are thus already in contact with this new life, this new type of life, since He has entered into me and I have gone out of myself and am extended toward a new dimension of life. I think that this aspect of the promise, of the reality that He gives Himself to me and pulls me out of myself, toward on high, is the most important point. It is not about noting things that we cannot understand but of being on a journey to the newness that always begins again anew in the Eucharist.

Q. Holy Father, the last question is about Mary. At the cross we witness a poignant dialogue between Jesus and his mother in which Jesus says to Mary: “Behold your son”, and to John, “Behold your mother”. In your latest book, Jesus of Nazareth, you define it as “Jesus’ final provision”. How are we to understand these words? What meaning did they have at that moment and what do they mean today? And, on the subject of entrusting, do you intend to renew a consecration to the Virgin at the beginning of this new millennium?

A. These words of Jesus are, above all, a very human act. We see Jesus as a true man who makes a human act, an act of love for His mother, entrusting the mother to the young John so that she might be safe. A woman living alone in the East at that time was an impossible situation. He entrusts his mother to this young man and to this young man he gives his mother, therefore Jesus actually acts as a human with a deeply human sentiment. This seems very beautiful to me, very important, that before any theology we see in this act the true humanity of Jesus, his true humanism. Naturally, however, this has several dimensions, not just about this moment but regarding all of history. In John, Jesus entrusts all of us, the whole Church, all future disciples, to His mother and His mother to us. In this the course of history is fulfilled. More and more, humanity and Christians have understood that the mother of Jesus is their mother and more and more they have entrusted themselves to the Mother. Think of the great sanctuaries, think of this devotion for Mary in which more and more people feel “This is your mother”. And even some who have difficulty reaching Jesus in his greatness, the Son of God, entrust themselves without difficulty to the Mother. Someone said, “But this doesn’t have any Biblical foundation!” To this I reply, with St. Gregory the Great: “In reading”, he says, “grow the words of Scripture.” That is, they develop in lived reality. They grow and more and more in history this Word develops. We see how we can all be grateful because there is truly a Mother; we have all been given a mother. We can also go to this Mother with great confidence because she is also the Mother of every Christian. However, it is also true that this Mother expresses the Church. We cannot be Christians alone, following a Christianity based on our own ideas. The Mother is the image of the Church, the Mother Church, and entrusting ourselves to Mary means we must also entrust ourselves to the Church, live the Church, be the Church with Mary. And so we arrive at the meaning of entrusting ourselves: the Popes—whether it was Pius XII, or Paul VI, or John Paul II—have made a great act of entrusting the world to the Madonna and it seems to me, as a gesture before humankind, before Mary herself, that it was a very important gesture. I believe that now it is important to internalize this act, to let ourselves be penetrated, and to bear it out in ourselves. In this sense I have gone to some of the great Marian sanctuaries of the world: Lourdes, Fatima, Czestochowa, Altötting…, always with this sense of making real, of interiorizing this act of entrustment, so that it might truly become our act. I think that the great, public act has been made. Perhaps one day it will be necessary to repeat it again, but at the moment it seems more important to me to live it, to make it real, to enter into this entrusting so that it might truly be our own. For example, at Fatima I saw how the thousands of persons present truly entered into this entrustment. In themselves, for themselves they entrusted themselves to her; they made this made this trust real within them. It thus becomes a reality in the living Church and thus also the Church grows. The common entrustment to Mary, letting ourselves be penetrated by this presence, creating and entering into communion with Mary makes the Church, make us together with Mary, truly the Bride of Christ. Thus, at the moment, I do not intend to make a new act of public entrustment, but I would rather invite you to enter into this entrustment that has already been made, so that we might truly live it every day, and thus that a truly Marian Church might grow, a Church that is Mother, Bride, and Daughter of Jesus.

Source: Vatican Radio, 22/04/2011 15.28.55

Maggie says, "Happy Easter"

APL blog's little "mascot" makes another resplendent seasonal appearance to bring all of you fondest and sincerest Easter wishes.

Christ is risen, Alleluia!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Maryland Late-term Abortionist Carhart Under Full Investigation By State Board of Physicians


April 25, 2011

 

Baltimore, MD - Operation Rescue announces that late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart is under a full investigation by the Maryland Board of Physicians based on a complaint filed by one of its staff members.

 

In a letter dated April 1, 2011, the Maryland Board of Physicians confirmed the investigation to Cheryl Sullenger, who filed the complaint.

 

On April 19, 2011, Sullenger was placed under oath and interviewed by an investigator and Board attorney concerning information she provided.

 

"This is a very serious complaint that is being taken very seriously by the Maryland authorities," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "If charged and convicted, Carhart could face the revocation of his medical license in Maryland."

 

Allegations in the complaint include:

  • Carhart misrepresented his practice on his Maryland medical license application when he indicated he was an emergency room physician and university professor. In reality, Carhart has not had an affiliation with a hospital since 1987, and was stripped of any formal duties with the University of Nebraska in the late 1990s.
  • Carhart's Maryland application omits his decades of job history as owner and abortionist at the Abortion and Contraceptive Clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska, and 12 years of employment at Women's Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas, where he specialized in late-term abortions.
  • Carhart conducts risky late-term abortions in Maryland without hospital privileges.
  • Carhart has a history of involvement in multiple botched late-term abortions during his employment in Kansas, including the third trimester death of 19-year old Christin Gilbert.

"Based on our experience with Mr. Carhart, we are convinced that he is a shady, dishonest character whose concealment of his abortion activities, lack of hospital privileges, and history of botched abortions present a danger to the public. We plan to cooperate fully with the authorities to prevent other women from suffering the same tragic fate as Ms. Gilbert," said Newman.

 

Carhart also remains under criminal investigation by the Nebraska Attorney General's office based on a complaint filed by Operation Rescue and local pro-life groups that contained several affidavits from former Carhart employees making allegations of illegal activity at his Bellevue, Nebraska, clinic.

 

A press conference will be held tomorrow to discuss this new investigation.

 

Press conference details:

When: Tuesday, April 26 at 11:00 A.M.
Where: Public sidewalk on Wisteria Dr., near 13233 Executive Park Terrace, Germantown, Maryland


View letter acknowledging Carhart investigation

Read the full complaint 


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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dominica Resurrectionis 2011. Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia. Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus.

Best wishes for an Easter overflowing with the joy of the risen Lord from the priest and people of

St Francis De Sales Catholic Church
Benedict, Maryland

Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Alleluia! He is risen!"

Best wishes for a joyful Easter from the priest and people of Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Benedict, Maryland.

"He is truly risen, Alleluia!"

Friday, April 22, 2011

Ecce lignum crucis,

... in quo salus mundi pependit.

Venite adoremus.

With thanks to Father Tony Marques and the people of St Timothy parish, Tappahannock, Va, for the gift of the wooden cross used by St Francis de Sales parish for veneration in the Service of the Passion of 2011.


"Stricken"

"... one smitten by God and afflicted.   So marred was his look..."

-- Isaiah 52.13-53.12

The Prayer of the Liturgy

by Romano Guardini

"The primary and exclusive aim of the liturgy is not the expression of the individuals's reverence and worship for God. It is not even concerned with the awakening, formation, and sanctification of the individual soul as such. Nor does the onus of liturgical action and prayer rest with the individual. It does not even rest with the collective groups, composed of numerous individuals, who periodically achieve a limited and intermittent unity in their capacity as the congregation of a church. The liturgical entity consists rather of the united body of the faithful as such -- the Church-- a body which infinitely outnumbers the mere congregation. The liturgy is the Church's public and lawful act of worship, and it is performed and conducted by the officials whom the Church herself has designated for the post -- her priests. In the liturgy God is to be honored by the body of the faithful, and the latter is in its turn to derive sanctification from this act of worship. It is important that this objective nature of the liturgy should be fully understood. Here the Catholic conception of worship in common sharply differs from the Protestant, which is predominantly individualistic. The fact that the individual Catholic, by his absorption into the higher unity, finds liberty and discipline, originates in the twofold nature of man, who is both social and solitary."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Plowing, sowing ...

Sunflower, tomato, basil and garden bean seedlings, seeds of garden bean, squash, cucumber, cocozelle squash, wildflower mix, marigolds and teddy bear sunflowers await the results of rain, sun and time's "silent growth while men are sleeping".

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Two Delaware Abortion Mills with Gosnell/NAF Ties Won't Reopen

Two Delaware Abortion Mills With Gosnell/NAF Ties Won't Reopen

April 19, 2011

Wilmington, DE - A scheduled hearing was called off yesterday after the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline reached an undisclosed agreement with Panzy Myrie, the owner of two Delaware abortion clinics that had ties to accused murderer Kermit Gosnell.

Authorities had sought a cease and desist order against Myrie, the sole owner of two Atlantic Women's Medical Services abortion clinics in Dover and Wilmington, who had portrayed herself as a medical doctor in clinic advertisements even though she holds no license in Delaware. Instead, Myrie plans to place the clinics up for sale and "move on." The two clinics have been closed since March and will not reopen.

Both clinics were members of the National Abortion Federation, an association of particularly troubled abortionists and dangerous abortion clinics. The NAF suspended the clinics' membership only after embarrassing details of abortion abuses there were reported by the news media.

Kermit Gosnell, a Pennsylvania abortionist who is being held without bond on eight murder charges, worked at Myrie's Wilmington clinic one day per week. He allegedly began late-term abortions there and told patients to cross state lines to have their abortions completed at his "House of Horrors" mill in Philadelphia.

Two other Delaware abortionists, Albert Dworkin and Arturo Apolinario, also had their licenses suspended for not reporting Gosnell's illegal activities and allowing him to improperly take or destroy patient medical records that contained evidence of his crimes. Dworkin's suspension has been partially lifted, but he still faces a formal hearing at a later date.

Also postponed yesterday was a hearing on a list of violations discovered at the two Atlantic Women's Services abortion mills. The clinics faced fines of $10,000 for the first offense and $50,000 for each offense thereafter. It is unknown if that postponement was related to the Myrie agreement.

The Grand Jury Report that recommended charges for Gosnell and eight of his workers listed Leroy Brinkley as the owner of the Atlantic Women's Medical Services clinics instead of Myrie. Brinkley owns a troubled abortion clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that once employed Eileen O'Neill. He introduced her to Gosnell, who hired her to work at his Philadelphia clinic. She pretending to be a licensed physician, and was later arrested and charged with him. It is possible that Brinkley sold the Atlantic mills to Myrie.

"The Atlantic Women's Services case is one of unlicensed abortionists, illegal late-term abortions, disappearing medical records, gross clinic violations, and aiding in the murder of newborns. It really does not get much worse than this," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "We are grateful that the Delaware clinics will not reopen and pray the authorities will follow through with criminal charges for those responsible for the massive abortion abuses that took place there."


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