Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
¡Viva Cristo † Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
Benedictus Deus in Saecula!
A letter to a Bishop, a little late in sharing but better late than never.
GOD the author of the Death Penalty
The Seamless Garment is still living and breathing and rearing its ugly head, thanks for nothing Cardinal Bernadin. There is a grave difference between Abortion, Euthanasia and Capital Punishment and Catholics need to understand this and learn their faith.
On Monday November 9th 2015 I attended a lecture, given on the Death Penalty by Sister Helen Prejean CJS, at Thomas More College Mary Seat of Wisdom Chapel, which was promoted by the Diocese of Covington. I didn’t expect the talk to be about how the Church had it all wrong, when Sister was growing up, or how civil authority also has it wrong on Capital Punishment. I was under the impression when she was talking, that the Church had changed Her teachings on Capital Punishment. This inaccurate information leads me to fear for the souls and consciences, of the young Catholic college students who were in attendance. Sister never once mentioned the “Divine Mercy” rendered by God in Ezekiel 33:11 nor what Doctors or Fathers of the Church had said and why, but yet she spoke of how important it is to learn from history, where “Truth and Foundation are found” but where is the fullness of the truth found? It is found in the rich history of the Catholic Church and in the immutable consistancy of doctrine and dogma.
Your Grace, shouldn’t the college students under your: authority, guidance and care, the authority given to you by God, be given the chance to hear what God has said and done in Holy Scripture and by the teaching authority of the Church? I fear not only for their souls but I also fear for your soul, if this error is not permitted to be corrected. As God said in Luke 12:48“And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more.” I know a few priests who would be more than capable to give the Church’s teachings on this very diverse subject and I am sure, who would gladly take the time out of their busy schedule to speak.
Our God was the first author of the death penalty in Genesis. God punished Adam and Eve so gravely that they lost heaven and were given the death sentence, they were punished because of their disobedience to God. He was the author of the “death penalty”. Just to show that God does not change as some people think, God in the New Testament put to death Ananias and SapphiraActs 5:1-11, how much more will we be punished, if we know the truth and do not speak it or do not correct grave error, when we have the fullness of truth? Has God changed? Has the infallible teachings of the Church changed? Should we discount prior Councils, Doctors and Fathers of the Church? We have a moral obligation to God, to see that the students have the chance to hear the truth, as the Church has taught it for thousands of years, just as they listened to Sister Prejean’s “opinion” on the death penalty, they should have the same chance to hear what the Church has taught.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger said “Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment….he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion…it may still be permissible to have recourse to capital punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about applying the death penalty; but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”~ The following memorandum was sent by Cardinal Ratzinger to Cardinal McCarrick and was made public in the first week of July 2004.
John 21:15-16-17 Feed my lambs, feed my lambs, feed my sheep. To feed, in the style of the Scriptures, is to guide, rule, and govern. St. Ambrose and some others take notice, as if by the lambs, might be understood the people, and by the sheep, those placed over them, as bishops, priests.
~Haydock Douay Rheims Bible
May God bless and Our Lady and St. Michael guide and bless,