Notorious abortionist George Tiller, who gave tens of thousands of dollars in donations to Kathleen Sebelius through dummy PACs, was murdered this morning on his way to attend a service at a Lutheran community (note to other Catholic bloggers: _Dominus Iesus_ forbids Catholics from using the term “Church” for entities that lack valid orders and valid sacraments).
This is horrible. A soul has been damned to Hell. He was an abortionist who died en route to attend a heretical service.
Another soul is in mortal sin, fleeing from the law.
The pro-life movement will have been set back decades. We were badly hurt by John Salvi, whose work only inspired Bernard Cardinal Law to have “common ground” discussions with abortion supporters.
This is just the excuse Obama needs to do what we all suspect he really wants to do.
Thinking about the “cycle of violence,” I was reminded of the US Bishops’ spiritual warnings regarding the consequences of executing Timothy McVeigh–consequences that were realized on September 11. That got me to thinking: “I wonder if McVeigh was executed on June 11?” Sure enough, he was. McVeigh was executed on June 11, 2001, and the US bishops warned it would only “perpetuate the cycle of violence.” Three months to the day later, a worse act of terrorism than McVeigh’s happened.
When a society breaks the Natural Law, Nature itself rebels, and the social fabric is torn . Worse and worse violations keep happening until reparation is done. The Greeks understood this: it’s the principle that underlies Tragedy. Every culture that believes in a deity understands it.
The Culture of Death will keep breeding death until America adopts a culture of self-denial and self-sacrifice.
There is some question about praying for the soul of someone who is almost certainly in Hell, whether such prayer constitutes the sin of presumption or “wasted grace.” St. Augustine says that if you pray for someone who is actually in Hell, the grace applies to someone else. Anecdotes about alleged apparitions from souls in Hell suggest that such prayers make the soul’s torments worse.