The following comes from a Feb. 5 story on LifeSiteNews.
The Archdiocese of New Orleans plans to do more than simply oppose the construction of a new $4.2 million Planned Parenthood abortion facility in the Big Easy. The archdiocese has announced it will boycott all businesses that in any way participate in or facilitate its erection.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond made the announcement in a letter to his diocese January 27.
In the archdiocesan newspaper The Clarion Herald, the archbishop wrote, “Every person and organization involved in the acquisition, preparation and construction of this or any abortion facility… are cooperating with the evil that will take place there.“
He explained that the archdiocese and affiliated organizations, including schools, nursing homes, and churches, “will strive in [their] privately funded work not to enter into business relationships with any person or organization that participates in actions that are essential to making this abortion facility a reality.”
“This policy applies to all businesses, regardless of religious affiliation or non-affiliation,” he wrote. “Our fidelity to Church teaching and our conscience necessitates this stance.”
Archbishop Aymond underscored his warning against participation in the construction of the abortion giant’s facility. “There is no justification, including economic hardship that will make a direct or indirect relationship with Planned Parenthood, or any abortion provider, acceptable,” he said. “Additionally, affiliation or support of Planned Parenthood by Catholics is a matter of serious scandal.”
The archbishop explained that scandal is considered by the Church to be “a grave offense if by deed or omission another is deliberately led into a grave offense.”
Once constructed, the new Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast facility will be the first of Louisiana’s Planned Parenthood facilities to perform abortions.
No construction progress has been made since its groundbreaking ceremony last May.
That same month, the Louisiana House and Senate passed resolutions to investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices and finances with respect to state law.
Last July, Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, which also operates in Texas, was charged with fraudulently overbilling the government $30 million in Medicaid reimbursements. The abortion giant settled with state and federal officials for $4.3 million.
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Good 4 Archbishop Aymond.
I today called AB Aymond and thanked him for BEING A TRUE SHEPHERD of the Church!
I invite you all to do the same.
Our Shepherds need our support when they are the ‘real deal’ and AB Aymond sure is that!!!
Nice to see there is a bishop who does more than talk, and takes action.
One of the strong
Here is a Man! Archbishop Aymond does not quibble. He knows evil when he sees it, and, as an clerical leader, Archbishop Aymond calls it out. And, this is how to end the parade of homosexual sexual demands, too. Shout out the sin and condemn it. Then direct that no one who directly or indirectly contributes to, or adds in, any activity to advance any legislation, or implementation of any legislation, can consider themselves as acting within the Church. Too bad, Archbishop Aymond is not Cardinal of New York, instead of Cardinal Dolan. It is not conceivable that Archbishop Aymond would yuck it up with the Abortion President at the Al Smith Dinner, or say (or intimate) that Governor “live-with- my-unmarried-sweetie” Cuomo was a “Catholic in good standing.” Now that Stan Musial has past (and a great and decent man he was), the mantle of “The Man” should pass to Archbishop Aymond. And yet, where are the others? Weakened by their disbelief. It is difficult to show courage when your backside yearns for the soft cushion, the full cup, and the overflowing plate. Thank you, Archbishop Gregory “The Man” Aymond.
” The archbishop explained that scandal is considered by the Church to be “a grave offense if by deed or omission another is deliberately led into a grave offense.”
May God continue to bless and protect this rare and endangered species. A Catholic Archbishop with a Godly *backbone* who understands and reminds his flock about the Church’s meaning of giving scandal. Thank you Archbishop Gregory Aymond!
As a New Orleans auxiliary bishop in 1998, he kept Catholic schoolteacher Brian Matherne on the job despite an allegation that he’d molested a student years earlier. Bishop Aymond has said he dropped the matter without alerting police because the alleged victim wouldn’t speak to him. That young man later went to police himself, and authorities said more children had been molested in the meantime. Mr. Matherne has since been sentenced to prison after admitting that he abused 17 boys. Lawsuits against the New Orleans archdiocese are pending. Bishop Aymond has said he would do things differently today.
Many businesses as well as the people who see to zoning permits participate in the establishment of an abortion chamber. One of the key players keeping the business going is the hiring of a security firm.
Churches often hire security firms. They could extend their boycott to the firms that guard the abortion chambers.
What an excellent Archbishop! Now– how about excommunication, not just the boycott?? Good idea! Protect those poor little hlepless unborn babies! Maybe the Archdiocese could also open a center close to this evil Planned Parenthood abortion place– for the pregnant women, for prenatal care, as well as delivering the child, and post-partum care too, as well as new baby/parenting skillls, for Mom and baby! Also– how about preaching that premarital sex, contraception, and abortion— are all Mortal Sins, from every Catholic pulpit?? Plus– to form Catholic kids correctly in their Faith, overall! Preach Catholic dating and Marriage, with good classes, and lots of help and support, all the way!! That is what’s needed! Of course– all the post-Vatican II Catholic schools, K-12 and beyond– have all failed miserably, in teaching our precious Faith and Morals!! That is why millions of babies are being killed, right after they are Divinely made, in the holy hands of God!! A HORROR!! Millions of Catholic kids, “go wrong,” daily!! How long can this HORROR exist??
Those who procure an abortion are automatically excommunicated (Latae sententiae). Please see your CCC #2271 & 2272.
However, all Cardinals and Bishops must start enforcing Canons 915 and 1399 for those Catholics who publically are known to participate in or publically support mortal sin – such as abortion and sodomy marriage.
Without public correction of public mortal sins, relativism will prevail and mortal sins will cause the loss of the Souls of those scandalized.
” Can. 915 Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.”
“Can. 1399 In addition to the cases established here or in other laws, the external violation of a divine or canonical law can be punished by a just penalty only when the special gravity of the violation demands punishment and there is an urgent need to prevent or repair scandals.”
If all bishop, all Catholics had the guts of this bishop more people would respect and appreciate the Catholic Church and her teachings.