A friend of McHenry County Blog attends the Church of the Holy Apostles in McHenry. He told me of how its priest had talked about. Here is what he took away from last weekend’s service.
The first reading heard around the world in the Catholic Church for Sunday, March 4, 2012 was taken from Genesis 22. It was the story of Abraham preparing to sacrifice his son Isaac to God.
Of course, God stayed Abraham’s hand at the last moment and counted his actions as righteous.
At the Church of Holy Apostles in McHenry, Father Robert Sherry took some of his homily time to focus on the current state of affairs in Church-state relations.
Asking those gathered if the story of Abraham preparing to kill his own son horrified them, he followed-up by recalling the story of Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL.
Unfortunately this hospital with the very name of Christ had regularly practiced what came to be known as “Live-Birth Abortion” in which a child who happened to escape death during a botched abortion attempt would be left unattended with no medical care or treatment in a laundry closet until the baby died a cold and lonely death.
As a result of an expose by former Christ Hospital nurse Jill Stanek, the Illinois Legislature drafted a bill called the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA).
Father Sherry stated that then-State Senator Barack Obama voted against BAIPA time and again, each time it came up for a vote in committee or on the senate floor.
This same former Illinois State Senator who saw such little value in human life of course is now President of the United States and is forcing employers throughout the country to pay for contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs.
Despite the fact that the Catholic Church views contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs as SIN, it will fall under the term of “employer” with its Churches, hospitals, and schools and under the law will be required to provide them to all employees.
I applaud Father Sherry and his willingness to speak the truth boldly and without fear.
Our great nation is splintered into factions of Democrat, Republican, Tea Party, Occupy Movement, Liberal, Socialist, Progressive, Conservative, Traditionalist, Constitutionalist … the list goes on and on …
Our nation, our people, We the People once were able to live secure in the knowledge that the United States Constitution will provide Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Peaceably Assemble and to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances.
We now see tyranny at the highest level of government as the President of the United States is stripping the Church of its freedom by “prohibiting the free exercise” of the Church and by forcing it to take an active role in the deaths of innocent children by providing contraceptives and abortifacients to its employees.
Although the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, which would have given the Church the ability to opt-out of providing drugs or services which it objects to on moral or religious grounds failed in a largely party-line vote, please take the time to contact your legislators to show support for the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms contained within and ask them to provide a solution to this constitutional crisis.
- Senator Mark Kirk (312) 886-3506
- Senator Dick Durbin (312) 353-4952
- Congressman Joe Walsh (847) 973-9341
- Congressman Don Manzullo (815) 356-9800
- Congressman Peter Roskam (630) 893-9670
- Congressman Randy Hultgren (630) 232-7104