08 April 2009

Judases and Herods in US Senate

Taking of Christ, Caravaggio, 1598

There seems to be a schism in the Catholic Church in the USA. On the one side are Catholics who accept the teachings of the Church and who respect basic human rights. On the other are those who do not accept the teachings of the Church, especially those about basic human rights, and who are promoting the ultimate form of child abuse in other words, Judases and Herods.

On 2 April ‘a majority of Catholic Senators rejected a conscience protection law proposed by Senator Tom Colburn that would protect health care workers who object to abortions from participating in the procedure’, according to Catholic News Agency .

Here is how the 25 voted, nine Catholics and 16 sham-Catholics (Judases and Herods).

‘16 Catholic Senators still voted against the protection of these human rights including: Begich (D-AK), Dodd (D-CT), Kaufman (D-CT), Durbin (D-IL), Harkin (D-IA), Landrieu (D- LA), Collins (R-ME), Mikulski (D-MD), Kerry (D-MA), McCaskill (D-MO), Menendez (D-NJ), Gillibrand (D-NY), Reed (D-RI), Leahy (D-VT), Cantwell (D-WA), Murray (D-WA).

‘The nine Catholic Senators that voted for the amendment were: Murkowski (R-AK), Martinez (R-FL), Risch (R-ID), Brownback (R-KS), Bunning (R-KY), Vitter (R-LA), Johanns(R-NE), Voinovich (R-OH), and Casey (D-PA).’

Not only have the sixteen sold their souls, but they want to trample on the consciences of those committed by their very professions to life and who refuse to be involved in the ultimate form of child abuse.

Massacre of the Innocents, Matteo di Giovanni, 1482

Today’s gospel, Mt 24:14-25

Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, "What will you give me if I deliver him to you?" And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him. Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the passover?" He said, "Go into the city to a certain one, and say to him, 'The Teacher says, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at your house with my disciples.'" And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the passover. When it was evening, he sat at table with the twelve disciples; and as they were eating, he said, "Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me." And they were very sorrowful, and began to say to him one after another, "Is it I, Lord?" He answered, "He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me, will betray me. The Son of man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born." Judas, who betrayed him, said, "Is it I, Master?" He said to him, "You have said so."

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