The gruesome revelations that Planned Parenthood—America’s largest perpetrator of abortions—is now engaged in the hideously evil and horrifically ghoulish practice of harvesting for profit the body parts of the unborn children it murders on an industrial scale, ought to remind the Catholic community that this demonic entity thrives because of the financial support it receives from the taxpayers through the votes of our elected representatives. A recent article in the Boston Herald revealed that Planned Parenthood is now integral to the Democratic Party in Massachusetts, and that its political wing, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund, now keeps a list of so-called “Champions” who serve its lethal interests in public office.
As a service to pro-life Catholics, the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts has decided to research and publish the names of the quislings who have betrayed the Faith of their Baptism to receive the commendations of this genocidal organization, which wages ceaseless war against the Author of Life. We will begin with Massachusetts State Senate. The findings are appalling.
Of the 39 members of the Massachusetts Senate, (the death of pro-life Thomas Kennedy leaving a single vacancy in the forty member chamber), 22 identify themselves as Roman Catholic. Of these, 20, that is to say, 91%, are designated by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts as either a “Champion” or an “Ally.” Only one Catholic state senator, Michael Rush (D-Boston) is designated as an “Opponent,” while Senator Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport) is identified as “Mixed.”
Catholic “Champions” of Planned Parenthood in the Massachusetts Senate
1.) Michael Barrett (D-Leominster) — parochial school graduate.
2.) Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston) — identifies herself as parishioner of Saint Mary of the Angels, Roxbury; has mentioned her parish council membership in campaign literature; reportedly referred to pro-life Catholics as “Nazis and Klansmen.”
3.) Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) — Boston College graduate, President of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Society.
4.) Kenneth Donnelly (D-Arlington)
5.) Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) — Merrimack College graduate, identifies herself as a parishioner of Saint Augustine’s in Andover.
6.) Michael Moore (D-Millbury)
Catholic “Allies” of Planned Parenthood in the Massachusetts Senate
1.) Eileen Donoghue (D-Lowell)
2.) Linda Dorcena-Forry (D-Boston) — parochial school graduate, Catholic high school graduate, Boston College graduate; Mistress of Ceremonies, South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast.
3.) Benjamin Downing (D-Pittsfield) — affiliated with Catholic youth center.
4.) Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster)
5.) Brian Joyce (D-Milton) — Boston College graduate, Knight of Columbus; first ran for office pretending to be pro-life and pro-family in order to defeat a faithful Catholic, the late Rep. Joseph Manning.
6.) John Keenan — coaches Catholic basketball league.
7.) Joan Lovely (D-Salem)
8.) Thomas McGee (D-Lynn) — Knight of Columbus.
9.) Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) — parochial school graduate; Hibernian; member, Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick.
10.) Kathleen O’Connor Ives (D-Newburyport)
11.) Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton)
12.) Anthony Petruccelli (D-Boston) — parochial school graduate, Boston College High graduate.
13.) James Timilty (D-Walpole)
14.) James Welch (D-Springfield) — parochial school graduate.
Three observations are in order. First of all, these numbers constitute a massive institutional failure, particularly in our parishes and our Catholic schools, to form and grow Catholics. Secondly, most of these defections do not represent an ideological conversion. These wretched men and women burn incense to the Luciferian gods of Planned Parenthood because they wish to prolong their tawdry careers, and receive the paychecks, pensions and per diems that are the fruit of their apostasy. They have no principles, at least none that aren’t for sale, and the asking price is cheap.
Finally, our hierarchy and clergy not only refuse to sanction these collaborators, but, in many cases, actually serve as their enablers. Our bishops tell us they do not wish to excommunicate anyone, and are unwilling even to enforce Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law, which enjoins that those “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to admitted to Holy Communion.” In the words of John Kerry, and Sean O’Malley, to do so would “politicize the Eucharist.” The sacrilegious reception of the Blessed Sacrament is, evidently, to be preferred.
The problem however, is far more systemic. Not only do the legislators on the list above know that they will never suffer any ecclesiastical sanction, but they will confidently run for re-election every two years knowing that they will never hear a word of rebuke from a parish pulpit, read a critical article in a diocesan newspaper, or even watch a candid discussion of their record on a Catholic television station.
If they serve on the board of directors, advisors, or trustees of a Catholic organization or institution, they will continue to do so. If they hold an academic or administrative position at a Catholic educational institution, they will continue to do so. If they serve at a Catholic parish as a lector, a CCD teacher, or an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, they will continue to do so.
Catholic charitable organizations and religious orders will give them awards. Elite Catholic secondary schools will recognize them at fund raising dinners as successful alumnae. Catholic colleges and universities will bestow honorary degrees upon them, and invite them to deliver commencement addresses, while cardinals and bishops politely applaud.
If they arrive at a parish function, they will be treated as an honored guest, and thanked for their condescension in appearing. If they cross Panned Parenthood or the homosexual lobby, they will be eviscerated. If they betray Our Lord or the Church He established, they will be praised and feted by nuns, priests, prelates, and Roman cardinals.
The same prelates who would never be caught dead with real Catholics—like the ones who keep an early and faithful vigil in front of the abortuaries—smile at, fawn over and ingratiate themselves with these loathsome traitors in political office. Their Faustian bargain will not save them, however. It is the quislings who will lead the coming persecution.
The next installment of the analysis by the Catholic Action League will continue with the Massachusetts House of Representatives.