Covid-19 and Abortion: A tale of two Pandemics
In The Record we see the following quote from Pope Francis on March 27th during his , “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world),
“Addressing God, the pope said that “it is not the time of your judgment, but of our judgment: a time to choose what matters and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not. It is a time to get our lives back on track with regard to you, Lord, and to others.”
Pope Francis offered his meditation on the meaning of the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for humanity March 27 before raising a monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament and giving an extraordinary blessing.”
Like the cross and like Christ himself, this Covid-19 has become a sign of contradiction. Make no mistake, this disease, this pandemic, is a Spiritual Sword, one that has already begun to separate the wheat from the chaff and created much contradiction in our lives with which we now have to contend.
One of the first simple judgments that we have been called to make is on the Lenten call of moderation, especially in regards to the word necessity, are we to: 1) ignore it, and instead panic and hoard necessities, or 2) make sacrifices in our daily living, by getting by on less, and placing our trust in Him who is trustworthy, and placing guidance on the Holy Spirit for our actions.
Necessity, like Covid-19, has also become a word of contradiction. For the Neo-modernist, the humanist, and the materialist, it means abortion (another sign of contradiction) cannot stop for any reason. Not even a pandemic. Not even if there are not enough medical supplies. Not even if there is over-crowding in abortion waiting rooms. Why? Because to the progressive the only way we can improve the mother’s material world is to kill her child.
In his book the “Life of Christ” the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, commenting on the Holy Innocents profoundly offers a critique of the enlightened times we find ourselves in when he considers,
“Totalitarians are fond of saying that Christianity is the enemy of the State—a euphemistic way of saying an enemy of themselves. Herod was the first totalitarian to sense this; he found Christ to be his enemy before He was two years old. Could a Babe born under the earth in a cave shake potentates and kings? Could He, Who as yet had no demos or people following Him, be a dangerous enemy of the demos-cratos or democracy, the rule of the people? No mere human baby could ever provoke such violence by a State. The Czar did not fear Stalin, the son of a cobbler, when he was two years old; he did not drive the cobbler’s son and his mother into exile for fear that he would one day be a menace to the world. Similarly, no swords hung over the head of the infant Hitler, nor did the government move against Mao Tsetung while he was still in swaddling clothes because it feared that he would some day deliver China to the murderous sickle. Why then were the soldiers summoned against this Infant? It must surely have been because those who possess the spirit of the world conceal an instinctive hatred and jealousy of God Who reigns over human hearts.”
The statement that, “No mere human baby could ever provoke such violence by a State.”, has now become words of sarcasm. Children are no longer seen as a gift from a Creator. No, the warped and twisted mind sees only another arbiter of pollution. Another person who will only increase the demand of common (necessary) goods, possibly forcing them to do with less. We can’t have that. Twisting the words of Ebenezer Scrooge, it not the child who gets to choose his own fate, but it is the Neo-modernist who decides for her that it would be better that, “they die and decrease the surplus population.”
Venerable Sheen foreshadowed that this line of thinking was to come, when in 1958, we can compare his quote above to the one he also made below in reference to King Herod and the Holy Innocents. He closed his comments by remarking,
“Baffled in his design to kill the Divine, the enraged tyrant ordered the indiscriminate slaughter of all male children under two years of age. There are more ways than one of practicing birth control.”
He could see then that the average everyday ordinary child would one day be perceived, by the enlightened progressive materialist, as a threat to the world.
While we stay shut in our homes on lockdown, whether mandatorily or voluntarily, the pandemic rages on; knowing, that some of us may become the victim of Covid-19 and others the victim of RU-486.
Yes, the pandemic does go on: 7 citizens have died in Louisville and 31 total in Kentucky of Covid-19, meanwhile 380 citizens died in Kentucky in the manmade pandemic known as abortion in March 2020.
The question remains are YOU for 86’ing our future?