Update: June 3
When an alert reader asked why the Canadian bishops would send a letter to the Morgentaler family, I reread the Catholic Register article and made adjustments to the post. There is no indication in the article that the message was sent to the Morgentaler family.
It should come as no surprise that the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops‘
letter message of condolence to the Morgentaler family is arrogant and inappropriate. Always eager to represent its opinion on the sacredness of fetuses, the CCCB begins its letter message with a statement reinforcing its view:
Every life is sacred and Catholics should pray that God is merciful to Henry Morgentaler.
Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton should have stopped there, but he compounded his bad behaviour by saying
“Recognizing that they have lost a loved one, I wish to express to Dr. Henry Morgentaler’s family the condolences of the Catholic bishops of Canada. Every human life is sacred and deserves our care and protection.”
“As Catholics, we mourn the loss of each life, in particular of those who die in the womb, and pray to God to be merciful to all who die.”
The Morgentaler family should exorcise this devil of a
letter message by burning it and in that way burn the members of the CCCB in effigy.
It is arrogant and inappropriate behaviour for Smith, the CCCB president, to send this
letter message on behalf of his non-existent God. Smith and his cohorts believe that their imaginary God would need to be prompted to be merciful to a man who lived a long and selfless life, who was imprisoned first by the Nazis and later by the Canadian government for daring to help women, for daring to ensure that children were born only if they were wanted and loved.
Catholic women, so delusional that they continue to belong to an organization that includes these misogynist men, should protest the bishops’
letter message to the Morgentaler family. Catholic women who understand the fear and anguish of an unwanted pregnancy should tell the CCCB that they praise and revere Morgentaler for his gift to Canadian women. Better still, Catholic women should tell the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to “shut-up”; then, these women should leave the misogynist Catholic Church forever.
The Catholic Church cares about women and fetuses only because women help fill its coffers and children add to its numbers.
A plague on all its houses!