The Unlikely Canonization
of Senator Byrd
... and other possible Candidates
Bishop says Pro-Abortion Sen. Byrd “enjoys Perfect Joy”
Open Letter to Bishop
Michael Bransfield Diocese of Wheeling Charleston
June 28, 2010
Your Excellency, Bishop
Michael J. Bransfield,
We must express our outrage at your statement — much to the confusion
of the Faithful — that the Pro-Abortion Senator Byrd, whose votes culminated
in the death of millions of children — “is now at
peace with the Risen Lord and ... is experiencing Perfect Joy.”
To the Catholic Faithful this a message, from the highest Catholic Authority
in West Virginia — and a message to the nation — that Pro-Abortion activists
enjoy the Beatific Vision ... together with the millions of innocent
babies for whose death they clamored. Amazing! No ... your Excellency,
scandalous. Deeply, deeply scandalous.
It leads us to wonder
if those, who by policy, instigated the “Final Solution” 60 years ago,
enjoy the same eternal consolation of their victims.
We would be interested
to learn if you have plans to beatify them also?
You have caused confusion and scandal to the Church and to the Faithful
— and are undoubtedly a source of comfort to Planned Parenthood and
the many, many, Doctor Mengeles they employ in their Charnel Houses
This shameful pandering to “the sensitivities" of the politically and
socially correct is, in a word, abhorrent.
Worse still, it is an
assurance from no one less than a successor of the Holy Apostles, that
those who drag children off to death can do so with a clean conscience;
that those who mingle their money with the blood of children will —
like them and their Holy Angels themselves “who ever behold the face
of God in Heaven” (Saint Mat. 18.10) — share the “Perfect Joy” you assure
them ... together with the Little Ones they butcher.
But then again, Herr Docktor
Mengele was also an “Angel” of sorts ... wasn't he? It is what his victims
called him, too.
Boston Catholic Journal
Statement from the Most Rev.
Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston
on the death of Senator Robert C. Byrd, who died on June 28,
“Today our nation marks
the passing of a great statesman and public servant, Senator
Robert C. Byrd. While we will prayerfully reflect on his decades
of scholarship, hard work, and dedication to the people of West
Virginia, we must also celebrate the future that Senator Byrd
“Senator Byrd led the transformation of West Virginia’s highways,
and technology, health care, education and criminal justice
systems, which will advance the quality of life in our beloved
state for generations to come.”
“The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston offers its most sincere
condolences to the Byrd family, and we pray during this difficult
time that family and loved ones will remember that Senator Byrd
is now at peace with the Risen Lord and, with his late wife
Erma Ora Byrd, is experiencing Perfect Joy.”
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com)
Byrd was first
elected in 1953 and, after the Roe v. Wade decision, with Congress
casting votes on abortion, he frequently took the pro-abortion side.
to the National Right to Life Committee, Byrd has just a 33 percent
pro-life voting record in 2005-2006, only a 36 percent pro-life
voting record from 2003-2004 and scored a 0 percent pro-life rating
More recently, Byrd had a 0 percent
pro-life voting record in 2009-2010 as he voted for the health care
bill that contained massive taxpayer funding of abortions and against
the Mexico City Policy that prevents tax-funding of groups that
promote and perform abortions in other nations.