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Catholics protest at Tim Kaine’s parish: If priest won’t ‘instruct parishioners’ on Church teaching, we will

RICHMOND, Virginia, August 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Roughly a dozen pro-life activists protested Sunday outside of pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine’s Catholic parish. 

“Sen. Kaine has failed in his duty as a Catholic public servant to defend the preborn and Fr. Arsenault has failed in his duty as pastor to admonish Sen. Kaine and to instruct the rest of his congregation on the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding the sanctity of human life,” Virginia pro-life activist Maggie Egger told LifeSiteNews in an email.

“I, along with a group of Catholics from various parishes around the Diocese of Richmond, went to St. Elizabeth’s yesterday to do what Sen. Kaine and Fr. Arsenault will not: defend our preborn brethren by exposing abortion as the decapitation and dismemberment of tiny human beings, instruct the parishioners of St. Elizabeth’s on the teachings of the Church, and inform them that Sen. Kaine publicly supports the decapitation and dismemberment of tiny human beings under the guise of being ‘personally pro-life,’” Egger said.

Kaine’s parish, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, gave him a standing ovation at Mass after he became Hillary Clinton’s running mate. His pastor, Father Jim Arsenault, praised Kaine in an NPR interview.

“I know that he’s definitely against capital punishment and works to help defend those who are on death row,” Arsenault said. “The church has a teaching with regard to we’re pro-life, and we believe in that seamless garment of life. We respect sometimes lawmakers make difficult decisions.” Arsenault was commenting on how as governor of Virginia, Kaine oversaw several executions. The priest told NPR that he thought the issues most important to Kaine were women’s pay and “social justice issues.”

Frances Bouton, one of the event’s organizers, told LifeSiteNews that the protest didn’t disrupt Mass and the pro-life activists felt St. Elizabeth’s was an appropriate venue to protest given it was where Kaine was praised so heavily after becoming the Democratic vice presidential candidate. She said the protestors waited until the 9 a.m. Mass had begun and latecomers had arrived before setting up outside the church.

Most of the people at the Mass saw the anti-Kaine signs outside St. Elizabeth’s when Mass was over, Bouton said, but none of them spoke to the protestors.

“We understand that the priest had told his parishioners … not to talk to the media. We don’t know whether that also included … us,” she said.

“There were some people who stood at the top of the stairs and spent time reading our signs” after Mass, Bouton said. “Some of them took a long time to read the signs.”

The protestors’ message to St. Elizabeth’s was “by honoring Tim Kaine you are supporting all that he supports,” Bouton said.

Kaine touts his Catholic faith and Jesuit education but supports abortion and same-sex “marriage.” As governor of Virginia, Kaine opposed partial-birth abortion and authorized the state’s “Choose Life” license plate option. Nevertheless, “I don’t think ultimately we ought to be criminalizing abortion,” he said at the time, and maintained his support for abortion as governor.

But once he became a U.S. Senator, the role of Kaine’s “personally pro-life” views in his politics became nonexistent.

Planned Parenthood gives him a 100 percent rating for his time in the Senate, when he has supported the abortion giant. NARAL Pro-Choice America also gives him a 100 percent for his time in the Senate. Kaine co-sponsored the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill to undermine pro-life laws across the country.

Upon announcing Kaine as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential candidate, the Clinton campaign immediately said Kaine had decided to support taxpayer-funded abortion in order to assume that role. Several days later, Kaine denied doing so

Kaine said he has become “comfortable with the notion that I can have my personal views but I’m going to support the president of the United States — and I will.”

“In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Catholics and people of good will are called to perform acts of mercy,” the protestors said in a press release. “In the Catholic Church, we are given specific corporal and spiritual works of mercy — seven of each.  The corporal works include feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and burying the dead.  But it is two spiritual works of mercy [that] we hope to perform in front of St. Elizabeth’s Church — admonishing the sinner and instructing the ignorant.”

There are a lot of “low-information Catholics” who “just haven’t been [properly] catechized,” Bouton said, and when “they don’t see bishops” calling out pro-abortion politicians, they are led to believe one can separate faith and public actions as a politician. “In this particular circumstance,” it’s a scandal that Kaine’s priest is praising him, Bouton said, and this can lead to further confusion.

Richmond Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has said Catholics have a duty to determine their worthiness to receive Holy Communion “through an upright and informed conscience.” He has not ordered priests in his diocese to stop admitting Kaine to Holy Communion.

Canon 915 of the Catholic Church’s Code of Canon Law instructs that those “persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

“No parishioners talked to us … a few took pictures,” Egger said. “And when Fr. Arsenault was asked a question on his way past us to the rectory, he wouldn’t even look up at us.”  Click here to read the original Lifesitenews report with more photos of the group…

Comment:

WOW!  Now, those are Catholics, Confirmed Soldiers of Christ! 

Shouldn’t we be doing this sort of thing in Scotland and the wider UK? We’ve tried the letter-writing, we’ve tried petitions to enforce Canon 915, we’ve done the hand-wringing all round; nothing has worked. Would direct action make any difference – didn’t seem to make any difference to the priest in the above parish or his parishioners, let alone the bishop. Dead consciences. Still, it is, is it not, the sort of “in your face” militancy that just might hit home on our turf, if only because the clergy and hierarchy hate adverse publicity.  To be exposed as negligent, with “Canon 915” screaming forth from posters, just might have an impact.  Certainly, on the few occasions when we have publicly gathered a few faithful to protest (e.g. when St Patrick’s church in Glasgow was handed over to Buddhists for a concert) we felt that, at least, we had alerted those with open minds and hearts to the scandalous nature of the event.

Time to do more of this, perhaps close to elections – to name and shame the pro-abortion “Catholic” MPs/MSPs?  

Ideally, of course, it shouldn’t be left to us; we would be happy to follow the lead of the pro-life groups but they tend not to like this sort of thing.  A tad distasteful, although not half as distasteful as the sight of a murdered baby in a stainless steel dish, or the sight of the “Catholic” legislators responsible lining up in the Communion queue on Sundays.

So, ought we to consider following the example of these American cousins of ours? What thinkest thou, folks?

Comments (131)

  • Therese

    I hope this link works to the latest Remnant video – there’s a beautiful prayer at the end.

    https://youtu.be/xz-bZLp1O44

    October 6, 2016 at 12:21 pm
  • wendy walker

    From: Good Counsel Network
    Sent: 07 October 2016 16:03
    Subject: Women harassed at abortion centres?

    Dear supporter

    In the recent pro-abortion media attacks on The Good Counsel Network, the Journalists, the MP, the doctor etc refused to speak to the women helped by us as the truth does not sit well with the false image they wish to portray of us. Please take time to watch what these Mothers have to say and share it with others. You can see the programme here; https://t.co/XNxUyb9yiH

    Also you might consider sending a personal letter /card to brave Sally re Downs programme thanking her for her outstanding courage

    October 8, 2016 at 10:37 am
  • wendy walker

    A Dark Centenary Vigil
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    Dear Wendy
    Abortion is a curse on our culture and a scourge in our society today.
    This coming Saturday 15th Oct 2016 marks “A Dark Centenary”.
    Margaret Sanger – a servant of Satan, opened her 1st abortion mill illegally.
    She has managed to spread the culture of death throughout the world admittedly with help, and due to insufficient resistance from the faithful. As long as life lasts it is not too late so I encourage you to join me on a vigil to stand against this steamroller of death. There are many in the USA that will be marking this “Dark Centenary” by holding vigils to end the killing and save the lives of those in its path and at its controls. Be sure that IPPF will be celebrating this day to raise funds and proclaim its nefarious work but we just need to pray.
    We are planning to hold a vigil at the global headquarters of the biggest baby killing organisation the world has ever known. We will pray for the billions of children lost and for the millions of mothers that have suffered and are still suffering; we will be praying for the fathers and siblings who mourn their little family members. We will be praying for the abortionists and support staff whose hands are dripping with blood so they can have them washed in the Blood of the Lamb; and we will be praying for ourselves to stand strong and stay firm in our resolve so that our faith may win the day as we announce the Good News which is that Jesus Christ loves you!
    It is so vitally important that you come and pray as Our Lady told us at Fatima please bring a friend and a rosary.

    Here is an outline of the vigil.
    The Vigil (approx 2hrs)
    1 Congregate at the top of Newhams Row SE1 3UZ
    at 11:30 on Sat 15th October
    2 At 12midday start very short speech saying
    ” We are here to pray!” and then the angelus.
    3 Process with a small white coffin while praying the
    “I Confess” to the front of IPPF HQ
    place the coffin on ground in front of the door of the IPPF HQ
    4 Start rosary – Sorrowful mysteries
    5 Speech 2 – “Who is Margaret Sanger?” 3-4 min
    6 Divine Mercy Chaplet
    7 Speech 3 – “Why are we in this location?” 3-4 min
    Place a white rose on the coffin
    8 Rosary – Joyful mysteries
    9 Speech 4″What can we do?”
    Everyone kneels down for 1 minute in silence to consider
    “what can I do to make abortion unthinkable”
    10 Stations of the Cross – priest to talk on the slaughter of the innocence.
    12 Glorious Mysteries
    13 Thank everyone closing speech 5 – leave 14:00

    Joe Clovis

    See map below for exact location, the closest station is London Bridge.

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    A most beautiful touching e -mail above ..please Pray that there is a HUGE Witness here to this evil nestled in regents Park

    October 10, 2016 at 10:40 am
  • wendy walker

    Please sign and share this important petition

    October 11, 2016 at 8:55 am
  • wendy walker October 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm
  • wendy walker

    http://www.lifenews.com/2016/10/21/heartbreaking-new-song-reveals-the-regret-and-sadness-women-face-after-abortion/

    breathtakingly beautiful haunting Song …please like the Singers facebook page a wonderful brave man

    October 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm
  • wendy walker

    LIFE INSTITUTE NEWS : 28 October 2016
    Let Carphone Warehouse know what you think of their ‘pro-choice’ advert

    Dear WENDY

    You may have seen the tasteless attempt by Carphone Warehouse to cause controversy and court attention by seeming to take a position on abortion. They are running a huge media campaign – billboards, DART ads, bus ads and more, all with the ‘I’m pro-choice’ message.

    Now, we can argue that being for choice is fine, because abortion isn’t about choice, it’s about killing a baby and hurting a mother, but clearly Carphone Warehouse meant the ads to be provocative. And the truth is that the ‘I’m pro-choice’ slogan is used to justify killing babies.

    So, it’s very important that YOU as a pro-life consumer tell Carphone Warehouse what you think TODAY by email, phone and more.

    Here’s an example of what people have sent:

    Dear Carphone Warehouse,

    You have lost me, my family and many of my friends as a customer because your ‘pro-choice’ ad is an attempt at controversy that pushes the lie which claims killing a baby is simply a ‘choice’. Quite obviously, your ad was timed to make an impact on the abortion debate, but it has backfired.

    Choice is fine for phones, but the euphemism of ‘pro-choice’ is used to conceal the horrible reality of abortion. Since you either support that, or think it’s a good sales pitch to oppose the pro-life position, then we have plenty of other providers to choose from.

    Here’s how you can CONTACT them

    Call: 1850 424 800

    Email: [customercareie-cpw-ie@cpwplc.com]customercareie-cpw-ie@cpwplc.com

    Tweet CW: Hi @carphoneIE You’ve lost my custom because your attempt at controversy is pushing the lie that killing babies can be a choice. #Savethe8th

    SHARE this video: Share this great video on Facebook : She’s a Choice Not a Child.
    Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/CPWTweets
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CarphonewarehouseIreland
    Visit one of their many stores and complain in person to the manager

    Let us know how you get on! #SaveLives #SaveThe8th

    Thank you!

    Samples of the Adverts below: A massive advertising spend which includes billboards, mobile billboards, bus adverts, dart adverts, website, google adverts and more

    Gosnell movie-maker puts reality at heart of abortion debate

    Irish filmmaker Ann McElhinney recently returned to Ireland with a powerful and direct message that is not heard often enough: the reality of abortion is both ugly and violent. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    See some of the folks wearing and sharing SAVE! #savelives #savethe8th

    On Thursday, 13th October, 2 days before the first meeting of the Citizen’s Assembly, people up and down the country wore the pro-life message loud and proud! We packed social media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with photos sent to us from peeps out and about life wearing SAVE! We’ve put a sample on our website, you might just see yourself! CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME MORE

    VIDEO: #repealkills. WATCH, Comment and Share!
    #repealkills See the reality behind the slogan
    YOUR DONATION WILL SAVE LIVES
    DONATE today to help us build a culture of Life.

    WENDY With your help, the Life Institute is providing the information and leadership needed to protect Human Life and the family. Your support is crucial if we are to continue to report, research and campaign on crucial Life issues such as abortion, euthanasia and embryo research.

    Your gift will help us to save lives, and to work towards rebuilding the Culture of Life. Every donation, however small, makes a vital difference

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    Please note CARPHONE WAREHOUSE AGREE WITH BABY KILLING …PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CONTACT THEM
    Details above
    thank you
    we have this Company in Uk as well

    October 28, 2016 at 6:23 pm
  • wendy walker

    http://citizengo.org/en/signit/38134/view

    PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE CARPHONE WAREHOUSE PETITION

    October 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm

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