To the editor:
The other evening Bill O'Reilly had Kirsten Powers and Kate Obenshain on his TV show to talk about "two big recent issues that they argued are part of an overarching acceptance of the nanny state: A judge not prosecuting a mother for taking cocaine while pregnant, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pushing for no restrictions on abortion in New York. O'Reilly told both that these are clear signs the United States is becoming a "barbaric" nation. O'Reilly emphasized that Cuomo was Catholic and was disobeying his religion.
We can add other Catholics such as Kerry, Giuliani, Schwarzenegger, Daschle, Dodd, Durbin, Leahy, Mikulski, Pelosi, Delahunt, Capuano, Markey, McGovern, Meehan, Granholm, Sebelius, Pataki, Richardson, Cellucci and Biden who support a culture of death and disobey their religion. Add to those names other Catholics such as representatives Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), Betsy Markey (D- Colo.), and Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) and we see hypocrisy reigning. We are being led by excommunicated Catholics. The law, Canon 915, provides that those ... who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to Holy Communion. A priest who knowingly gives Communion to a pro-abortion politician commits a grave sin as well as the unworthy recipient. And Congresswoman Pelosi tells us how important going to communion is to her. And Pelosi says, "I am going to stick with fellow Catholics in supporting Obama birth control mandate."
Pelosi and that ilk would be right at home following their Caesar during the Roman Empire. The Romans practiced infanticide, contraception and abortion.
Do we see any parallels in modern America?
Top 11 similarities between the fall of Rome and the fall of America:
1. Over-extended military
2. Government corruption
3. Birth control - decrease of Roman birth rates. Abortion, contraception, infanticide, prostitution and perversion dramatically lowered birthrates
4. Obsession with sports and entertainment; redistribution of wealth.
5. The breakdown of marriage and rise of divorce.
6. The loss of the traditional meaning of the marriage ceremony.
7. The rise of feminism.
8. Increased public disrespect for parents and authority in general.
9. Acceleration of juvenile delinquency, promiscuity and rebellion.
How soon will the U.S. meet its demise? Is it any wonder we are now that "barbaric" nation?
Citizens Concerned With Human Life
of Mifflin-Juniata Inc.