To the bishops of Canada,
On April 5th, Palm Sunday I was strongly prompted to write this letter. Here it is.
I have been reading about the events happening with the organization Development and Peace. According to the very documents from D&P there actually are ‘partners’ in other countries who are using our Canadian donations to promote abortions and a death culture in their own countries. As I said, this information is directly from the reports of D&P. What more evidence does a person need to immediately take action with this organization in order to stop funding in ALL the countries, not just Mexico?
I don’t expect D&P to have a deep change of heart because they appear to hold fast to their allegiances with other partners other than the CCCB – partners of a different order and mindset than devout Catholics. … “He speaks cordially with his friends, but in his heart he lays an ambush”. (Jer.9, 7)
I’m sorry but any fair-minded person who is reviewing this documentation from all parties involved can realize that it is ludicrous to think that we can just hope it goes away, hope we can brush it aside, or hope that it was all a big misunderstanding. We are not talking about an oversight or even gross negligence on the part of D&P. The spokesperson for that organization originally stated that they have no policy on abortion. One can safely assume that abortion is a non-issue as far as D&P’s policy making is concerned. The question is do they intend on establishing a policy against sending our money to groups that are involved in abortions and the advancement of a death culture?
Why are the bishops not taking a more definitive stand in the name of Truth now that more information is known? After all, it is not the first time that Development and Peace has behaved in manners that were controversial, as you are all aware. Where are the shepherds doing during this time? The silence is deafening and not assuring for many Catholics.
Last summer, our nation honored an abortionist with the Order of Canada. It is truly an abomination. We should be decrying the complacency over this decision. We are a nation that honors death. And its people don’t make much out of it.
A passage of ominous foreboding came to me over and over from the bible in the last few weeks: Jeremiah 6: 6-16.
6 This is what the LORD Almighty says:
“Cut down the trees
and build siege ramps against Jerusalem.
This city must be punished;
it is filled with oppression.
7 As a well pours out its water,
so she pours out her wickedness.
Violence and destruction resound in her;
her sickness and wounds are ever before me.
8 Take warning, O Jerusalem,
or I will turn away from you
and make your land desolate
so no one can live in it.”
9 This is what the LORD Almighty says:
“Let them glean the remnant of Israel
as thoroughly as a vine;
pass your hand over the branches again,
like one gathering grapes.”
10 To whom can I speak and give warning?
Who will listen to me?
Their ears are closed [a]
so they cannot hear.
The word of the LORD is offensive to them;
they find no pleasure in it.
11 But I am full of the wrath of the LORD,
and I cannot hold it in.
“Pour it out on the children in the street
and on the young men gathered together;
both husband and wife will be caught in it,
and the old, those weighed down with years.
12 Their houses will be turned over to others,
together with their fields and their wives,
when I stretch out my hand
against those who live in the land,”
declares the LORD.
13 “From the least to the greatest,
all are greedy for gain;
prophets and priests alike,
all practice deceit.
14 They dress the wound of my people
as though it were not serious.
‘Peace, peace,’ they say,
when there is no peace.
15 Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct?
No, they have no shame at all;
they do not even know how to blush.
So they will fall among the fallen;
they will be brought down when I punish them,”
says the LORD.
16 This is what the LORD says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.
But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
Much of this is happening right now in our country. We hear ‘peace, peace though there is no peace.’ One of the verses…‘Ever before Me are wounds and blows’. (Abortions) It’s no wonder that God ‘will turn a land into desert where no man dwells’ if its people honor death. Please reflect on this excerpt from the bible. The attitude of haughtiness is everywhere. More than ever I ask the bishops to stand strong for the church of God. You must rise up and stand firm in our Christian beliefs – even with D&P – and lead the way for those seeking the ‘good way’, ‘the ancient paths’. According to the rest of Jeremiah the alternative is not a good one.
We are living in such uncertain times. Purification has started since Nov. last year. I do not know if these times are those of the Great Purification, but a new period in time has occurred. God is taking another direction with His people. Darkness has set mechanisms in an order to oppress people soon. People will refer to the present as when we were in the Old World in the not too far future. The order of things will be changing; our routines, our habits, our priorities. The Old World is passing…
And we are already living part of the prophetic passage Jesus spoke of to the daughters of Jerusalem while He carried His cross. We are the generation who live among the women that say ‘blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, breasts that never nursed’ (feminist abortionists). Look at what they did to the ‘green wood’ (killing the unborn). It was that much easier to do it to the ‘dry wood’ (mercy killing for the dying). I ask myself what will happen to these women that they will wish for the mountains to fall on them, to cover them.
More than ever I ask the bishops to stand strong for the church of our God. You must lead the way for those seeking the path. Do the right thing. Truly your life is not your own, but for the flock, for God. Strive to enter through the narrow gate. He knew it was not easy to adhere to principles that seem antiquated, that’s why He said strive. I am urging all bishops to do the right thing. You are all being challenged to uphold the teachings of our Lord and Savior on these matters. Once again this injustice is an occasion for each bishop to answer Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?” It is His way of saying, “What do my teachings mean to you? It is another occasion to lead the people to remember and recognize that the Lord’s ways are righteous.”
There can be no indifference, no wiggle room, and no half measures on this issue. It is too grave. Remember who you were in your youth when He called you to Himself. He remembers. Let this be a reflection.
I will cover each of you in prayer especially through out this week.
God bless and Happy Easter,