The Unlikely Canonization
of Senator Byrd
... and other possible Candidates
Bishop says Pro-Abortion Senator Byrd “enjoys Perfect Joy”
Open Letter to Bishop Michael
Diocese of Wheeling Charleston
June 28, 2010
Your Excellency, Bishop Michael J.
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
the Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston
on the death of Senator Robert C. Byrd, who died on June 28, 2010:
“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 helped shape.”
“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
“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.”
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.
However, according 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 from 2001-2002.
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.
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Totally Faithful to the Sacred
Deposit of Faith entrusted to the Holy See in
opera tua ... quia modicum habes virtutem, et servasti
verbum Meum, nec non negasti Nomen Meum”
know your works ... that you have but little power,
and yet you have kept My word, and have not denied My
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