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Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen

Revelation 3:16

But since you are like lukewarm water,

neither hot nor cold,

I will spit you out of my mouth!

 

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By savernation Posted in Welcome

Part 2-Gov. Cuomo’s Excommunication-A Matter of God’s Law or the Collection Plate!

 

 

Cardinal Doubles Down Monday on Fox and Friends on his weak response to Gov. Cuomo’s infanticide green light for New York State.  Part 1 of our reporting on this abhorrent law and the complicity of the Catholic Church leaders was published earlier this week, Link:  https://wp.me/pY51c-1fqWhen Cardinal Dolan tried to defend his lack of action against Gov. Cuomo and other “Catholics” who supported this infanticide law and abortion in general, he fell way short of making his case.  Rush Limbaugh weighed in Monday on the lack of response by Dolan and the travesty of supporting infanticide.  He summarized what most of us feel when he said:

Rush Limbaugh:  “If we’re not willing to stand up for life, what the hell else are we gonna be able to have any value in?” 

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Dolan “Excuses” His Lack of Action: 60 Million Cases of Infanticide Have Resulted!

Downplays Canon Law:  Dolan stated that even though Canon Law specifically states that excommunication is automatic and even those lawmakers who “support” abortion is subject to excommunication, that the “Church” has softened their position on abortion consequences over the past 50 years!  Do you know what happened about 50 years ago?  Yep, ROE V WADE which opened the floodgate of infanticide across this nation that has allowed over 60,000,000 babies to be murdered in the US!  If you and your band of Cardinals thought that your own Canon Law needed to be softened, why didn’t you have the guts to actually change Canon Law?  

Cardinal Dolan, can’t you draw a straight line between the “softening” of the Church’s stance on Abortion in 1973 to this latest infanticide debacle in New York!  If you can’t you need to step down as a “spiritual leader”.  Where did you think this “softening” of your stance on infanticide would lead? 

Cardinal Dolan, Morality Can Never Relative Nor Subject To Popular Opinion!  Infanticide is Murder!

Maybe you need to take a moment and remember Revelation 3:16, “But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!”  How timid was Christ when he threw the money changers out of the temple; did He shy away from His calling when the soldiers led him to the cross?  Your beloved “progressives” will push their death agenda to extremes much farther than this latest New York Cuomo Infanticide law!  When will you say ENOUGH?  

Cardinal Dolan, Why is the Excommunication of Enabling Legislators Needed?

You try to justify your lack of action, excommunication, of Cuomo by stating, “We would be giving ammo to our enemies who say this is an internal Catholic disciplinary matter. This is really not civil rights, this is really not biology. These Catholics don’t have freedom when it comes to this.  We have a governor that brags about it. We have a governor that uses his dissent from church teachings as applause lines. We have a governor that takes quotes from Pope Francis out of context to draw lines between Bishops of New York and the Holy Father himself,” he said. “[Cuomo’s] not going to be moved by this. So what would be the use?”

Cardinal Dolan, How about drawing a line in the sand that this is not acceptable behavior by a member of your Church?

Cardinal Dolan, How about drawing a line in the sand and support the majority of the 70,000,000 US Catholics who find the New York Infanticide Law (and your lack of a real response) a tacit approval of infanticide and murder of any person justified by an immoral law and the immoral individuals who create these immoral laws and applaud their adoption!  

Cardinal Dolan, How about standing on the side of God’s Commandments against Immoral Politicians who Legislate God out of our lives!

Cardinal Dolan, How about standing on the side of the 60,000,000 babies that have been killed in the US since 1973 and you and your associates thought it best to soften your objection and activism against infanticide?

Cardinal Dolan, How about learning from history when Nazi Germany isolated over 6,000,000 European Jews and brutally exterminated them as a “socially acceptable” policy?  The horror of the German gas chambers and the dismemberment and murder of our children via abortion procedures; or the snipping of their spinal cords; or the insertion of a sharp object into the brain stem should never be allowed in a civil society let alone in a Christian nation.

Cardinal Dolan, How about thinking of what you said in 2013 regarding your ability to work with Gov. Cuomo:  “he (Cuomo) wants to work hard on alternatives to abortion,” such as expanding adoption, having “greater latitude” in maternity leave and better assisting pregnant women in need and those with small children.  You need to learn that your beloved Progressives are a hoax. 

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Cardinal Dolan, How about thinking of what you said in 2013 regarding the horrors perpetrated against babies by Dr. Gosnell and the gruesome details of how now-convicted Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell ran his abortion clinic and the late-term abortions he performed:  “..will unmask some of the horror that is now obvious in this unfettered abortion-on-demand culture that’ we’ve got.”

Gosnell’s convictions of 3 counts of first degree murder would not even be tried today in a New York courtroom.  All three of these babies were born alive and subsequently murdered by Gosnell or his assistant at his direction. 

On May 13, 2013, Fox News reported;

“Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, was convicted of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic, in a case that became a flash point in the nation’s debate over abortion.”  The article went on to say;  “Gosnell was cleared in the death of a fourth baby, who prosecutors say let out a soft whimper before he snipped its neck.”

Fox News went on to say; 

“Prosecution experts said one was nearly 30 weeks along when it was aborted, and it was so big that Gosnell allegedly joked it could “walk to the bus.” A second fetus was said to be alive for some 20 minutes before a clinic worker snipped its neck. A third was born in a toilet and was moving before another clinic employee grabbed it and severed its spinal cord, according to testimony. Baby E let out a soft whimper before Gosnell cut its neck, the jury was told; Gosnell was acquitted in that baby’s death.”

A little tough to read, too bad.  We need to face this horror straight on.  Killing of babies is not a comfortable subject, nor should it be.  If you have been involved in sidewalk counseling outside of a Planned Parenthood you know how being in the presence of evil feels.  You also know how grateful men and women are that you were there and that they chose life because of your presence.

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Cardinal Dolan should stand with us outside of these execution chambers and look in the face of the mothers who have just had their babies ripped from their bodies.  We have counseled many afterwards suffering from guilt, depression, fighting suicide, drug and alcohol addiction, and more. 

Maybe then, maybe, Dolan would find it in his heart to Excommunicate Gov. Cuomo and all who voted and supported the New York Infanticide Bill. 

Maybe then he would take on the infanticide issue will some degree of passion and intestinal fortitude worth of this fight to preserve our very future. 

Maybe then he would see that it matters to Stand-Up For Life, Especially the Life of those who Jesus called to Him; “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” 

Cardinal, what do you think Jesus would say to Gov Cuomo, and to you, regarding New York Infanticide.  Do you think Jesus would say that this is just political and if I scold them it will make them stronger. 

Cardinal, do you think Jesus would say to you that the cheek you are turning is NOT YOURS!  You are sending Mine to slaughter and your “Lukewarm” defense of My children is abominable!

4,000 babies are sent to their death every single day in the US at the hands of infanticide abortionists.  Infanticide equals half of the deaths (1.5M) in the US (2.7) and they are not even counted in the total death count for the US!  The death of a child to infanticide is not even worth counting!

Constitutional Reminder to the good Cardinal, Our Constitution guarantees us Religion FREE FROM the State, not the other way around…

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

https://www.foxnews.com/us/doctor-kermit-gosnell-found-guilty-of-murdering-infants-in-late-term-abortions

http://www.catholicsun.org/2013/05/17/cardinal-says-gosnells-atrocities-point-to-liberal-abortion-culture/

https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/01/cardinal-dolan-speaks-out-on-new-yorks-hideous-new-abortion-law/

http://www.catholicsun.org/2013/05/17/cardinal-says-gosnells-atrocities-point-to-liberal-abortion-culture/

 

Gov. Cuomo’s Excommunication-A Matter of God’s Law or the Collection Plate!

 
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo poses with Cardinal Timothy Dolan while marching in the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade on October 14, 2013 in New York City.

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed a bill that would insert the most egregious and expansive Abortion rights bills in US history allowing for even the killing of a baby one day before its birth, literally anytime any doctor states that the baby is a threat to the mother’s physical and mental health!  They have changed the word Abortion into Infanticide! Further, that the abortionists does not even have to be a physician!  This begs the question whether Dr. Gosnell, the “most prolific serial killer in US history” would have been found guilty under the Cuomo “kill every baby you can” New York Law!  Governor Cuomo has professed his adherence to the teachings of the Catholic Church and his admiration and respect for Pope Francis.  This is the textbook example of moral relativism!

In spite of outrage by many of the 70 million plus practicing Catholics in the US, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has refrained from excommunicating Governor Cuomo which is the depriving a member of the Church from participating in the sacraments of the Catholic Church. 

  • Dolan released a statement through his spokesman which included an admonition that excommunication “should not be used as a weapon” and that those calling for Cuomo’s excommunication are doing so “out of anger or frustration”!  Really!  Can’t wait for Dolan to face the aborted babies at judgement! 
  • He also said that “some” Canon Law experts do not believe that excommunication can be used against politicians who support or vote for abortion!  Better go back and read Canons 751, 1364 and 1398.  Cuomo and other Catholic lawmakers in New York who supported this legislation are subject to automatic, immediate excommunication.
  • The spokesman went on to say that “from a pastoral perspective”, should address the grievance directly with the “parishioner” rather than publicly excommunicate the parishioner.  The whole point of public excommunication is to put a stake in the ground for morality and to make the Church’s position on infanticide crystal clear to all Catholics and especially those who are elected officials who publicly and legislatively support infanticide. 
  • But the icing on the cake was the final point that “…from a strategic perspective, I do not believe that excommunication would be effective as many politicians would welcome it as a sign of their refusal to be bullied by the Church Thinking therefore that it would give them a political advantage.”  Reread that statement again!  Dolan is a very intelligent man.  If the Church does not stand for morality against secular humanism, as evidenced by support for infanticide, who gives a big rip if these reprobates use it as a “political advantage” to gain support from other moral reprobates who support infanticide!!!! 

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Cardinal Dolan seems to be prioritizing financial and political advantages by turning a blind eye to infanticide ahead of the spiritual and moral values of the Church and its parishioners.  Big money and political power go hand in hand and is Dolan prioritizing money over salvation; or is Dolan allowing political power and money to buy salvation, akin to the Church’s medieval practice of granting “indulgences”.   The Cuomo family is old money New York along with many of their “Catholic” friends and political supporters.  The same is true for Nancy Pelosi and other progressive-left supporters of Infanticide!  Can Dolan and the Church forgo their “contributions” and put spiritual gifts ahead of financial largess?

The Church is at a turning point.  Dolan stepped up finally against the sexual abuses by priests but now faces an even more horrific stumbling block, Infanticide.  Infanticide is more horrific in that the babies who are slaughtered by infanticide are deprived of their God-given right to a life here on earth.  While the victims of sexual abuse are truly victims, they at least have not been deprived of life but have been deprived of their faith in many cases.

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Either the Church steps up and condemns this law, and excommunicates those who supported and passed it, or the Church will lose any moral ground on the infanticide issue.  Several other “Christian” denominations have gone wobbly on infanticide and now the world is watching to see if the Church, and specifically Cardinal Dolan, will stand firm on the side of Life.  Talk is cheap, especially for politicians.  Time to see if Dolan is a politician or a spiritual leader!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

https://www.dailywire.com/news/42657/ny-cardinal-refuses-excommunicate-gov-cuomo-over-paul-bois

http://www.catholicbridge.com/catholic/indulgences.php

https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/abortio2.htm

http://catechism.cc/articles/abortion-excommunication.htm

https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/abortion-canon-law

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/01/25/ny-catholic-bishop-pens-scathing-rebuke-of-gov-cuomo-calls-for-canonical-penalties-excommunication-717563

 

Thanksgiving Isn’t a Day, It Is a Way of Life!

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So many of us let current events or political outcomes crowd out the good in our lives and rob us of God’s many blessings he has for us.  We fall into the trap of self-worth and think that we have to try to control current events or political outcomes.  We think that whoever is in or not in the White House is all that matters and we fall into the abyss of hate of those who support views that differ from our own.

The apostle Matthew reminded us in Matthew 6:24 that:  

“No one can serve two masters: Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money (money including all worldly goods, events or ideals).

If we squander our thoughts on current events or political outcomes, where is the room in our thoughts that allow us to “think” of God’s blessings for us?  Where is the room to remember to Thank God for all of his Blessings in our lives?  Where is the room in our lives to treat our families, friends, and acquaintances as we would have them treat us?  Where is the room in our lives to remember God’s promise to us from Romans 8:28:

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” 

Think about each part of this promise from God:

  • “And we know that all things…”; This is a reminder that God is ultimately in control of ALL THINGS, not some things, not 4 out of 5 things, but ALL things.
  • “…God works for the good of those who love him…”; No matter how bad you think things are, no matter how nervous you are about current events or political outcomes, if you Love and Obey God and his commandments, then everything will be made to work for your “GOOD” and that you will be satisfied and sated with the ultimate outcome.
  • “…Who have been Called according to His Purpose.”; If you have accepted Christ as your Savior, submitting yourself to His “Purpose” in your life, all things in your life will resolve to God’s good purpose.  In other words, our job is to accept Christ as our Savior, then focus on thanking Him for our Blessings and turn over our worries and concerns over current events. political outcomes, and other trials that we are experiencing.

This Thanksgiving, maybe we can not only Thank God for His many Blessings in our lives, but commit to place all of our worries, concerns and anxieties over current events. political outcomes, and other trials that we are experiencing, in His hands, then focus every minute of every day on maintaining our Thankful Heart and keeping our focus on Him, and not ourselves.

Happy Thanksgiving

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Gosnell The Movie-Should Be Required Viewing

If you are Pro-Choice or Pro-Life, You Must See This Movie to Justify Your Position on Abortion

Abortionist Claims Gosnell Movie Is a 'Safety Risk' for Abortion Doctors

Kermit Gosnell, “America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer in American History”

This movie is a must see for anyone, pro-choice for pro-life, in order to truly and logically assess your core beliefs on the issue of abortion.  I doubt if even the most ardent pro-choice supporter will leave the theater without any compassion or sympathy for Gosnell.   

The cast in this movie includes top-notch actors Dean Cain (Superman), Sarah Jane Morris, Nick Searcy who also directed this movie, and many more stars.

Note:  This film is rated PG-13 so do not miss seeing this movie because you think that  it will show any scenes that are graphically offensive.   This movie is suitable for teenagers as well but I would suggest that parents attend the movie with their teenagers in order to discuss the content following the movie.  Trust me, the actual pictures from even the cleanest abortion clinics, are horrifying.  This movie focuses on the criminal aspects of the homicides perpetrated by Gosnell.  Watch the movie’s trailer below to get a glimpse of the actual movie.

The viewer should keep in mind that this movie was based on actual events as they unfolded during the actual investigation.  The scenes in the movie are actually not as bad as the actual photos and video taken during the actual investigation.  The movie is based on the actual trial transcripts as well as the 280 page grand jury report:   (Paste this link in your browser to view the Grand Jury report:  https://web.archive.org/web/20130415132215/http:/www.phila.gov/districtattorney/pdfs/grandjurywomensmedical.pdf.

To find out where this movie is showing in your area, visit this link and then select your state:  http://www.gosnellmovie.com/theaters/

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/briannaheldt/2018/10/19/abortionist-claims-gosnell-movie-is-a-safety-risk-for-abortion-doctors-n2530199

http://www.gosnellmovie.com/theaters/

Movie Characters

Detective James “Woody” Wood – Based on Jim Wood, the detective whose routine drug investigation led to the exposure of America’s most prolific serial killer. Woody is a cop who tends to do first and ask questions later. He has to navigate territorial cops, politicized bureaucrats and an establishment that covered up the crime for years. And then Wood has to gather evidence against a devious and charismatic serial killer who operated for decades in plain sight.

Stark – Woody’s partner and a voice of reason against Woody’s impulsive tendencies. Intelligent and understands people but is that enough against an opponent like Gosnell?

Lexy – Based on Assistant District Attorney Christine Wechsler, Lexy is an ADA who investigates the Gosnell case and brings the case to the grand jury and eventually to trial. Lexy is a tough, smart attorney and a mother of 5. Through the Gosnell case she discovers much about abortion that she didn’t know and uncovers the horrors of what happened at Gosnell’s abortion clinic. She is conflicted personally and politically, will she do the right thing?

Dan Molinari – An ambitious District Attorney who is torn between the political establishment who want the case to go away and his own political ambitions. If his team secure a conviction it could be the case that propels him to the the top of the pile. But only if they win. Does he have the courage and political will to support his team when they need it?

Kermit Gosnell – Husband, Father, Doctor and America’s most prolific serial killer. A devious killer who has surrounded himself with those who will also kill without hesitation. After a killing spree of 30 years – will he ever face justice?

Mike Cohan – Gosnell’s defense attorney. A brilliant legal mind, an excellent orator and a pitbull in the courtroom. He understands the law and really understands the people who sit in juries. As the trial goes into legally uncharted areas – Cohan sows doubt in the jury and in his opposing counsel.

Betty – A young woman who worked at Gosnell’s clinic since she was a teenager. Betty is at first very frightened when the cops come to investigate Gosnell but eventually she helps the cops make sure he never kills again. She is a strong young woman who is faced with a tough choice between saving herself and her family or telling the truth.

Separation of Families at Our Borders Versus Abortion, The Permanent Separation

Abortion Separation

No matter how you feel about the current debate raging over separating the children of those trying to enter our country illegally, it is undisputed that the separation of a child from its mother via abortion is permanent, a violation of God’s commandment, and a scourge of our society today.  In the past week, many have condemned the segregation of 12,000 children who had been apprehended at our border and are now being housed by our department of Health and Human Services, 10,000 of which were NOT accompanied by a parent or relative, while remaining silent while 17,811 babies have lost their lives to abortion.  Of those 17,811 babies, none will ever be reunited with their families.  Of those 17,811 babies, none will ever have the opportunity to be US citizens. Of those 17,811 babies, none will ever know the joy and pride of parenthood.

Outrage cannot be selective and moral equivalency cannot be drawn when comparing the horrors of abortion to anything else a human child can endure.  We decry “water boarding” while we stay silent about the inhumane torture and death of an innocent unborn baby via abortion.  We decry human rights abuses at the hands of dictators around the world while we stay silent about the inhumane torture and death of an innocent unborn baby via abortion. 

STAY SILENT NO MORE AND PROTECT OUR UNBORN!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Mother’s Day-God’s Eternal Bond

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Women have been blessed with the ultimate gift from God, Motherhood; with it, the love that springs forth from a woman’s ability to bring new life into this world; and to care, protect, and nurture their children, and all those who are blessed to know them.  Motherhood is that natural giving quality God gave to only women and they in turn spread God’s goodness to their children, or if they are with or without children, to everyone they meet.  God’s special gifts to women provide humanity with a yearning to protect life, care for those in need, and to spread their love to those dear to them and to those they meet only casually.   

God placed a mother’s love on the same level as His own for us. In Isaiah 66:13 He taught us; As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” Mothers, and women without child, have the unique ability to comfort those they meet in need, and the ability to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and to offer love to the loveless.

This Mother’s Day, honor your own mother but also all women you meet.  Know that they have been given the gift of life from God and the awesome responsibility to ensure that life is not only created through them, but all life is nurtured and protected by them.

This Mothers Day, pray for those mothers who have or are contemplating an abortion.  Consider their agony when you think about God’s gift to these special persons and their place in God’s plan.  Each and every life created by God at the time of their conception is a new life made in the image of God Himself.  Each unborn child that is given up to abortion is a part of God Himself and an affront to His greatness, mercy and love.  

Seek Life and enjoy God’s Eternal Bond.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Reverend Billy Graham-You Are Now Home

“The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven.”

Only Rev. Graham’s words should speak for him:

Rev. Graham has met his savior.  “The most thrilling thing about heaven is that Jesus Christ will be there. I will see Him face to face. Jesus Christ will meet us at the end of life’s journey.”  

Rev. Graham’s advice to us.  “We’ve always needed God from the very beginning of this nation, but today we need him especially. We’re facing a new kind of enemy, we’re involved in a new kind of warfare, and we need the help of the spirit of God.”  

Rev. Graham on God’s never-ending love.  “The Lord said, ‘I will never forsake you.’ No matter how sinful we are, how bad we are, God loves us. …I believe he sent his son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for us because he loves us, and he doesn’t have any termination to that love.”  

Rev. Graham has returned home. “The Bible says that as long as we are here on Earth, we are strangers in a foreign land. There are enemies to be conquered before we return home. This world is not our home; our citizenship is in heaven.”  

Rev. Graham tells us to seek answers in God. “Heaven is full of answers for which nobody ever bothered to ask.”  

 Rev. Graham on God’s love. “The cross shows us the seriousness of our sin—but it also shows us the immeasurable love of God.”  

Rev. Graham on loss. “God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.”  

Rev. Graham’s faith in the Bible. “I’ve read the last page of the Bible, it’s all going to turn out all right.”  

Rev. Graham on God’s power of love. “Sin is the second most powerful force in the universe, for it sent Jesus to the cross. Only one force is greater—the love of God.”  .

Rev. Graham on suffering. “Someone asked me recently if I didn’t think God was unfair, allowing me to have Parkinson’s and other medical problems when I have tried to serve him faithfully. I replied that I did not see it that way at all. Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to him in trust and confidence.”  

Rev. Graham on Courage.  “Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.”  

May he rest in peace and may we remember his message of hope and love.

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