Father Ed Meeks, a Catholic who became an evangelical, and then reverted to the Church as an Anglican Ordinariate priest, gave a powerful 20-minute homily on Respect Life Sunday, October 3, at his parish of Christ the King in Towson, Maryland.
Father Meeks talked about his involvement with pro-life going back 50 years to holding newborn infants at St. Vincent’s Orphanage on Delaney Valley Road. He and his family then served as a foster home and helped found Sparrow House.
“The abortion industry today – it is a corrupt industry and a demonic ideology – is the most sacred of the Left’s sacred cows. This abortion industry continues in the face of all medical evidence to the contrary, to pretend that a pre-born baby is anything but a human being, except when it comes to negotiating with customers for that baby’s body parts….
“The U.S. House of Representatives, under the leadership of Catholic Nancy Pelosi, and with the enthusiastic endorsement of Catholic Joe Biden, passed a sweeping abortion bill, under the cynically deceptive title Women’s Health Protection Act, HR 3755. They passed it by a narrow margin of 217 to 207. Once again, notice the title, Women’s Health Protection Act, as if killing a baby were akin to removing a tumor or infected appendix.
“This bill would codify Roe v. Wade permanently in federal law, striking down any and all restrictions at the state level, including requirements for parental notification in the case of minor girls and for informed consent. It would allow for abortion for any reason or no reason during all nine months of gestation right up to and possibly even beyond the moment of birth….
“Of the 217 Democrats in the House, 216 voted for the bill, while 207 out of 207 Republicans voted against it. Why am I telling you that?…. A year ago, in my homily leading up to the November election, and in the blowback I got from that homily, much of the pushback was directed at the fact that I referred to the Democratic Party as the party of death….”
Abortion sucks and so do those who like it.
And so do people who thumbs down a comment like this.
Maybe they thought it was a suction joke. I don’t know.
It wasn’t me.
You never know why someone thumbs downs a comment.
I think sometimes just the name gets you a thumbs down.
I think the objection to the term “sucks” is its origin in describing a perverse sexual practice. (I think you get the idea and I don’t need to go into details.) Like many word origins, it can be a bit complicated, but, in this case it seems fairly clear. And, sometimes use and meanings of words change over time. I don’t think you intended to use the term as first used in the 1920’s, but, more likely, since the Simpsons and onward. One obvious example: gay no longer means what it used to mean (for most people). I’m kind of a stickler for using words properly, yet, I was not offended since, in my lifetime, I’ve seen the meanings of a few words change. It’s often a generational difference.
No, words do not “change their meanings.” And no– “generational differences” in this case, refers to a totally sin-drenched bunch of dope-addicted, lawless, anti-Christian, rebellious thugs, wrecking this country with their Satanic evils. 60 years ago, most Americans were against gay sex and gay “marriage,” and against obscene language and pornography in their communities. Most followed timeless, unchanging, eternal Christian beliefs. What has changed is the brainwashing of weak Americans, coerced into joining the rebellious liberal thugs in blindly “accepting” their Satanic sins. No decent American would accept a filthy, sinful, American- family-mocking, totally stupid cartoon like the “Simpsons,” on TV, 60 years ago. Obscene words, pornography, and all sexual sins are never acceptable. Ever. Especially in a church, or in a church-related group or media of any kind.
You just proved my point, you referred to gay sex. The meaning of the word gay for years had nothing to do with sexual orientation, but, that changed, as is apparent by your current use of it.
I’ve never watched the Simpsons, but I think that series popularized the use of “sucks,” to which I objected and still object. It simply doesn’t have the perverse sexual connection it did in the 1920’s and ’30’s.
My point is not everyone who uses that term is a “sin-drenched, dope-addicted, lawless, anti-Christian, rebellious thug, wrecking this country with their Satanic evils.” Many terms and even symbols have been given sexual connotations they didn’t originally have. A few examples: intercourse, ejaculations and rainbows. I don’t like those changes, yet, I do acknowledge their use and try to communicate with others in a world that has lost its way,
Good Christians and all good, decent people everywhere, uphold Good Manners and Good Morals always, and shine the Light of Christ in a dark, sin-drenched world. How many Catholic kids read this “Catholic” website news story, and saw this appallingly filthy language allowed to be printed, of a commenter?Shameful! And Fr. Edward Meeks did not deserve this horrifying lack of respect.
A follower of Christ never lowers him or herself to the filth of the secular world. Instead, be a leader for Christ, to eliminate filth and uplift others to Our Lord. How many posts has this website edited before printing, or did not print at all? Why print posts with abusive, obscene language? And will this post even be printed?? I am sorry for poor Fr. Edward Meeks– no respect for him.
Beware of the corrupt and sinful, extremely immoral and degenerate, subversive, Satan-infested American media. Satan uses it all the time for his evil, money-making purposes, like the Roman circus in Nero’s era. Satan desires to destroy the work of Christ, and totally ruin our great country. Subversive cartoons, like “The Simpsons,” are now followed by immoral, LGBT-lifestyle-promoting cartoons for children, bashing traditional Christian values, and bashing male and female genders. School boards across the country are being confronted by angry parents, for peddling pornography as “literature” in the schools, to their innocent children. Even the Walt Disney Co. sold its soul to the Devil for this destructive filth.
Pres. Biden has now declared upset and angry parents as “domestic terrorists,” for confronting school boards for peddling “woke” liberal beliefs, the LGBT agenda, drag queens, mandated transgender pronouns, sports and bathrooms; Planned Parenthood sex-ed classes and condom hand-outs, and pornographic filth as “literature” to their children. The Biden Administration has now sent the FBI to monitor all local school board meetings, and “hush-up” “disagreeing” or “disruptive” parents. This action is totally wrong, in America! What a horrible president! The Satanic Death Culture needs to be ended forever!
Let’s Stop Pretending is a very apt title for that homily. I found it worth listening to (another Sunday homily). I did not hear anything that was untrue or uncharitable. It’s apparent that Fr. Meeks cares not only for babies before birth, but after birth, throughout childhood, their mothers and all persons throughout life. Sadly, it seems many parishes ignored the U.S. bishops urging and failed to address respect for life this past Sunday. As the bishops’ conference states, “Every October, we consider more deeply why every human life is valuable and reflect on how to build a culture that protects life from conception to natural death.” As Archbishop Cordileone and others have urged us, let us continue to pray for the conversion of the hearts of Mrs. Pelosi, Mr. Biden, Mr. Newsom and other public officials.
Fr. Edward Meeks deserves respect. And good Catholics reading this article deserve respect. Please delete the entire horrible obscene first comment, “Abortion S.. ” And prohibit all future obscenities. The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary deserve only respect from a Catholic website. I cannot share this good article with anyone, who might be interested in news about the Anglican Ordinariate.
This so-called “Catholic” website is 100% worthless. No Catholic Code of Ethics, no moral conscience, obscene comments freely printed, no editing, no deleting. The second filthy comment is even worse than the first. Unworthy of a Catholic website. And today we all went to Mass and honored Our Lady, on the Feast of the Holy Rosary.
The “offended” and those who issued the hot air in the “blowback” have probably been infected with the Eugenics Virus.
“The offended”… have probably been infected with the Eugenics Virus?” And that this is also the way priests talk– like this: “s—?” Not in my church! Go to confession!
“216 out of 217 Democrats voted for abortion” affirms Fr. Altman’s statement: You cannot be a “Democrat and Catholic. Period”.
Pope Francis and the Vatican just published numerous photo’s of their happy meeting at the Vatican. Nancy and Pope Francis. You’d never know that she is responsible for legalizing what the Pope describes as “homicide” and “the hiring of a hitman to solve a problem.” The message I take from all this is that I wasted time, money, and effort trying to end abortion. I am discouraged by this pope and other Catholics like him. Would he take pictures with those who pass legislation legalizing slavery? Would he take photo ops with those who are like Hitler? Stalin? It’s like Peter meeting up with Nero, or Diocletian for dinner while the Christians were being feed to the lions. Rubbing elbows with those who were responsible for killing your fellow Christians. Already these photos are being used to prove she is in good graces with the pope and she has done nothing wrong. You call abortion a terrible evil and the shrug and move onto other things. I am not getting it.
Keep the child molesters and get rid of the godly men who speak the truth? Typical.