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  • The blog header depicts an important and yet mis-understood New Testament scene, Jesus flogging the money-changers out of the temple. I selected it because the faith that gives us consolation can also make us very uncomfortable. Both Divine Mercy and Divine Justice meet in Jesus. Priests are ministers of reconciliation, but never at the cost of truth. In or out of season, we must be courageous in preaching and living out the Gospel of Life. The title of my blog is a play on words, not Flogger Priest but Blogger Priest.

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WITH Friends like These, WHO Needs Enemies?

Beware of Deception

The clash between the Gospel of Life and the culture of death has never been as intense as it is today.  Throughout there is a great deception.  Many of those who give a helping hand to the poor and to immigrants are also quick to hand out contraceptives and abortion services. What they give with one hand they take away with the other. Look at the numbers of abortions in minority communities.  The hypocrisy is tangible and yet often denied. Many minority populations play into the hands of clandestine racists and their use of abortion and contraception as part of their eugenics plan.  Yes, many of those who are counted as advocates for these communities are actively seeking ways to minimize their growth and to control or to manipulate them.  Immediate needs might be met but the future is stolen from them through the absence of children that might have been born.

This group would also take offense at pro-abortion politicians being denied the Eucharist.  Indeed, they would readily vote for such candidates.  I can still hear in my mind their hackneyed response to challenges: “I would never have an abortion but I would not want to make that decision for someone else. Politician (so-and-so) is a practicing Catholic or a good wife and mother or a faithful husband and father— why should we blame them for what others do?”