Thursday, April 9, 2020

Bishop Olmsred: “ ‘Protecting Abortion Access is a Catholic Value”? A damned lie”

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted is the bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix. He was installed as the fourth bishop of Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2003, and is the spiritual leader of the diocese’s 1.1 million Catholics.


On speaking truthfully and serving moms in need — ‘Evangelium Vitae’ at 25

“The acceptance of abortion in the popular mind, in behavior and even in law itself, is a telling sign of an extremely dangerous crisis of the moral sense, which is becoming more and more incapable of distinguishing between good and evil, even when the fundamental right to life is at stake. Given such a grave situation, we need now more than ever to have the courage to look the truth in the eye and to call things by their proper name, without yielding to convenient compromises or to the temptation of self-deception.”
— “Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)” 58

The above quote from St. John Paul II was published in 1995, when the 4D ultrasound was not yet available, when Roe v. Wade’s pathological assault on truth was just 22 years old.
Just this month, on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, a prominent politician threatened two sitting justices with a “whirlwind” for upholding challenges to the abortion stronghold in our country. Nearby, a large placard prominently placed for the cameras stated, “Protecting Abortion Access is a Catholic Value.”

This is a lie. This is a damned lie. Damned because such a twisting of the truth, one of many produced by a culture of death, can only come from the pit of hell. In the same section of “The Gospel of Life,” St. John Paul II continues, “In this regard the reproach of the Prophet is right on the mark: ‘Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness’ (Is 5:20)”.
Access to homicide of our most innocent brothers and sisters is a Catholic value? Nothing could be further from the truth. Any candidate for office believing or asserting such a twisted lie is malevolent and/or confused on a fundamental level; any Catholic candidate doing the same is a Judas of our day.

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