Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Passing this along from Fr Longnecker, you really ought to read his life story, from Bob Jones U to Episcopal priest to Roman Catholic to Catholic Priest ,with a wife and children, this Man has insight.

read his good post

the Egyptian


A reader has sent me a link to this female Episcopal priest who does not take the usual liberal line that abortion should be 'safe, legal and rare.' Instead she preaches that abortion is a blessing.

Here's the quote:"And when a woman becomes pregnant within a loving, supportive, respectful relationship; has every option open to her; decides she does not wish to bear a child; and has access to a safe, affordable abortion – there is not a tragedy in sight -- only blessing. The ability to enjoy God’s good gift of sexuality without compromising one’s education, life’s work, or ability to put to use God’s gifts and call is simply blessing.These are the two things I want you, please, to remember – abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Let me hear you say it: abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done."

Here's the whole sermon. Is there any sense at all in which the Catholic Church should be in 'ecumenical dialogue' with such people? Let's call it straight. What fellowship has light with darkness?

At least the Rev Ragsdale would agree with me on that much. She and her kind would spit at the Catholic Church. They are just the sort I wrote about some time ago as representative of the 'new anti-Catholicism.'

PS: This is really nothing new in Anglicanism. I remember my horror and disbelief when I was an Anglican priest in the early 90s. A parishioner came to me distraught because her daughter was being counseled to abort her child who the doctors suspected might have Downs' Syndrome. The worst part was the Anglican hospital chaplain who encouraged the pregnant woman to have an abortion because, "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come unto me.'"

How gruesome can you get?

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