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Killer Cuomo

When it comes to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislation, if it saves even one child, we must act. If it kills 150,000, even better!

Cuomo is all over the news. He recently gave his state of the State address. The headlines were all about guns. He forced upon the legislature gun control legislation without any time for consideration. We must act now to save the life of even one child. Oh yeah?

But Cuomo doesn't want live children, he wants dead ones and more of them.

Fully one third of all pregnancies in New York State end in abortion. That is over 150,000 dead children every single year. By contrast, do you know how many people (not just children) last year were murdered by rifles, the target of his highly touted assault-weapons ban? Five. Yes five people were murdered by rifles, 150,000 by abortion.

But if Gov. Cuomo has his way, that number will be going up. A key Cuomo initiative in his state of the State address was expanding abortion in the state. One in three babies killed in utero is not enough.

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Sophia's Favorite said...

Strictly speaking they were murdered with rifles, or "by rifle"; English lacks an instrumental case so "by rifles" makes it sound like the guns were the agent of this death.

And five murders with rifles is actually insanely high; it means there were hundreds of murders that year, since such a low proportion of crimes involve rifles. That's why cops don't mind the fact their body armor is no better against rifle rounds than wet tissue paper: cops, unlike soldiers, are very seldom attacked that way.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Pope Benedict will convert to Hinduism before Cdl. Dolan takes strong action against Gov. Cuomo, let alone excommunicate him.

Mary De Voe said...

Joseph D'Hippolito: This would be to prevent a schism. The people are very high profile and they are evil. Pelsoi: "WE have to kill these people. We cannot afford them." January 2009

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Please, Mary. I'm sick and tired of people making excuses for the Pope, whether it's Benedict or JPII. All Christians -- Catholic and otherwise -- are called to combat, not to diplomacy. Does anybody think that Dolan's soft-pedaling will achieve anything?

As far as "schism" is concerned, the Catholic Church already is in schism, for all intents and purposes. Does it really matter if that schism isn't formal?

I'm sick and tired of bishops with chocolate eclairs as substitutes for backbones, as Teddy Roosevelt once described William Howard Taft. Rome does nothing, so why should the other bishops do anything?

Mary De Voe said...

Joseph D'Hippolito. I must confess, I am in agreement with you, but we must wait on the will of God. St John Chrysostom said that the floor of hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Mary, have you ever considered the possibility that God might want the laity to act when the bishops won't? Too many Catholics have an excessive reverence for episcopal office because they've been brainwashed into believing that the doctrine of apostolic succession renders the bishops incapable of criticism. This is nothing but unmitigated clericalism that puts the hierarchy ahead of even God!

I remember when Cdl. Dolan invited Pres. Obama to the Al Smith Dinner. Catholics expressed their legitimate outrage. The National Catholic Register (namely, Simcha Fisher) responded essentially by running cover for Dolan. Why?

Consider the recent news about Cdl. Mahony's direct involvement in refusing to report clerical predators to the police. Will Rome demand that Mahony stand for canonical trial? Will Rome demand that Mahony relinquish his episcopal titles and perform penance for the rest of his life -- beginning with turning himself in to authorities?

If Rome does nothing, then Benedict and the Curia are no better.

Catholic episcopal leadership not only is isolated from the faithful's legitimate concerns but from God's own demands for righteousness...especially for those who claim authority in His name.

The days of Bishop von Galen of Muenster seem to have become extinct.

Mary De Voe said...

Joseph: Pope John Paul II said he was praying for the laity to awake.

Sophia's Favorite said...

@Amazon Queen: for someone who claims you don't need a clergy and denies the existence of apostolic succession, you sure seem to want an ultramontanist Pope, don't you? Then again you also seem to think the Orthodox agree with you on those questions, and guess what, they don't.

Of course, whether the verb "think" can in any way be predicated of you is, to be gentle, doubtful in the extreme.

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