In New York, one out of every three pregnancies ends in abortion and now under the recently passed Reproductive Health Act, it is lawful to kill a fully-formed baby up until birth. New York has rendered human life subjective, while expanding abortion to post-birth infanticide.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called this outrage “a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values” to amid cheers from the state’s Democratic assembly. Cuomo celebrated by lighting up in pink One World Trade Center, the somber venue where 2,753 Americans lost their lives on 9/11.
Ironically, standing tall in New York harbor is the Statue of Liberty, welcoming people into a country where some American citizens aren’t welcomed into life.
Citing Catholic doctrine to defend his case, Cuomo is also working to ban the state’s death penalty, except when it comes to the unborn. Such an egregious dichotomy underscores just how extreme the Democratic Party has become. Democrats celebrate the lethal injection of the unborn, while wanting to safeguard convicted murderers from the same. Democrats believe the most threatening among us are those innocent babies who have yet to exit their mothers’ womb. This, in a country that is experiencing its lowest birthrate — ever.
Mario Cuomo, father of the current chief abortionist of New York, infamously declared back in 1984, that as a Catholic he rejected abortion privately, but as a Democrat he embraced it, politically. Cuomo’s speech, at Notre Dame no less, greenlighted the entire Democratic Party to do the same, eventually including abortion in their party’s platform.
In the Big Apple, the apple never falls far from the tree.
New York is far-removed from “a progressive beacon to the nation.” It’s more of a progressive beacon to Molech.
Where are Black Lives Matter in a city where more black babies are aborted than born alive?
New York is what America would look like under the rule of liberaldom, where tyranny runs roughshod, ruled by ghoulish despots who revel in the blood of the most innocent among us.
Cuomo’s choice of color for his light show should have been blood red, a warning of what is to come. Even babies who survive a botched abortion are to die.
If this isn’t demonic, the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue wrote, then the word has no meaning.
Cuomo’s act is one of desperation as abortion sponsors are worried that Roe v. Wade could be overturned at the federal level, and thus are intensifying their efforts for abortion on the state level.
Since Roe v. Wade — the most egregious decision the Supreme Court has ever rendered — the Catholic church has been the leader of pro-life movement. If the bishops allow Cuomo to go unpunished that in itself is scandalous. With very few exceptions, most Catholic bishops have remained silent and are supported by a pope who is more preoccupied with socialism than salvation.
New York’s Cardinal Tim Dolan said “excommunication is not appropriate.” Then what is? How do you correct a self-proclaimed Catholic who continually and publicly opposes church teaching on non-negotiable issues? Perhaps Dolan is too consumed organizing the next gay St. Patrick’s Day Parade to figure it out.
The pre-Vatican II church would have excommunicated Cuomo, and every other politician who voted for any pro-abortion legislation. Since Vatican II, the church has no problem with homosexuality, pedophilia, pederasty, deconstructing the liturgy and illegal immigration rather than the salvation of souls. Yet, they still can’t figure out why the pews are emptying out. The bishops are too busy condemning the boys from Covington Catholic High School who last month traveled from Kentucky to lend a voice to the voiceless in the annual March for Life in Washington D.C.
Cuomo’s political alliance is more worthy than the eternal destination of his soul. The church doesn’t want to offend those politicians who provide money to Catholic Charities.
Writing in his blog, Msgr. Charles Pope spoke truth to power: “Failing to enact canonical penalties” renders “the Church irrelevant and a laughingstock.” Thanks to a cowardly clergy, the Catholic church is no longer the steadfast standard-bearer of ethics, morality and holiness.
Provided Rome gets a clue, Msgr. Pope should be the next cardinal of New York.
Better yet, have him live up to his name — Pope.
(Maresca, a local freelance writer, composes “Talking Points” for each Sunday edition.)