Thursday, June 11, 2009

What's Going On Here??

I've been distressed by things that have been on the news recently.

First, the murder of Dr. George Tiller. Scott Roeder, Tiller's alleged killer, supposedly identified himself as pro-life. The fact is, he's nothing but a cowardly, mentally unstable murderer who, by walking into a church and gunning down an abortionist, has now made it harder for the true pro-lifers to do our job. I will say this: Dr. Tiller was NOT a martyr and a hero, as many pro-choice people claim. He killed babies and made big bucks doing it. His practice of giving unborn children lethal injections and then delivering them stillborn helped no one. Still, no one has the right to kill anyone who performs such acts. We must pray for them, that one day they might realize the seriousness of their crimes against humanity and change their ways. It happens. And, we must continue to stand up for the little ones who cannot speak for themselves.

Yesterday, another deranged killer walked into the Holocaust museum in Washington, D.C. and killed a security guard. If his colleagues hadn't acted as quickly as they did to stop him, he might have killed dozens more. His motive? He hates Jews. I still can hardly believe there are people out there with such prejudices. How does a person harbor so much hatred toward any group of people? Let's pray for him, too.

Third, the crash of Air France flight 447. It's bad enough that 228 people died that day (we still don't quite know what happened; I hope and pray it wasn't terrorism; see Patrick Madrid's blog), but today I read this: a woman who missed the flight died later in a car accident. I'm not one to blame things on the devil, but it sure seems like Satan wanted them ALL dead. We will continue to pray for the victims and their families.

And one last thing, which seems minor in comparison to these other events, is the relatively sudden decision made by Father Alberto Cutie' to leave the Catholic Church and become an Episcopalian. I almost want to laugh at this inane spectacle. Here's a well-known and well-liked priest with his own talk show, supposedly giving people advice on relationships, of all things. People called him "Father Oprah," and given his name (I thought it was a joke at first) I'm sure more than one woman called him "cutie-pie" and things like that. Apparently one woman who found him particularly attractive caught his attention, and now folks are once again blowing their horns against the Church for requiring priestly celibacy. Once the scandal about his relationship broke, and pictures of him and his trophy GF making out on the beach out there for all to see, the Archdiocese of Miami barred him from saying Mass at his parish. What is a priest to do? I wouldn't know, not being one myself (another thing some Catholics have an issue with--women can't be priests. I'm not complaining; I wouldn't want the job), but one would think that a servant of the Church who truly wanted to serve her people would drop that gal like a hot potato and get his behind to the confessional. Instead, Father Not-So-Cute-Anymore decides he wants to be an Episcopal priest and get married. He stabbed the Church in the back, the Church that I made the decision to follow and I love more every day. I know God wants me to pray for him.

This blog was meant to be a short one, I hope I haven't rambled too much. Sometimes I get frustrated and sad when so many terrible and scandalous things are happening, but I know that God is in control, and I try to remember to pray for them all. Thanks for reading, and God Bless you all!


  1. And don't forget the murder of Pvt. William Long by a radical Muslim. Apparently his alleged killer said yesterday that he doesn't consider what he did murder because he believes in "an eye for an eye". It is all so very sad. Excellent post! We must pray!

  2. Thanks, Therese! Yes, Pvt. Long's murder is also distressing. It didn't seem to get much press coverage around here for some reason.

  3. Pvt. Long's murder didn't get press coverage anywhere, which is insulting and pathetic.
    I know how you feel, Sharon. Been a strange month so far. Makes you nervous to go out anywhere... never know where a crazy person with a gun might show up. May God help us.

    Jesus, come soon!! Come get us!

  4. I was feeling really down after the death of George Tiller too. I was feeling really isolated and alone and it seemed to me that every other person on this earth is so entrenched in the culture of death that they cannot see the truth even when it is right in front of them.

  5. Sharon,

    You've been tagged... come over to my place and see! You're it!



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