Fr. Pavone: Horrific Conditions At Abortion Clinics Are The Norm Not The Exception

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“For us at Priests for Life, this news is not news at all. Since the early 1990s, we have been addressing the utter lack of regulation and oversight of abortion facilities nationwide, particularly through our collaboration in the research and publication of the book Lime 5*, which uncovers the horrific conditions and practices that are the norm, not the exception, in the abortion industry.

“As more of the public becomes aware of the failures of the civil government here in New York to inspect abortion facilities, we will push for all appropriate measures to be taken to address and prevent abuses.”

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*This book contains evidence of how women are physically harmed, sexually abused, and psychologically assaulted in legal abortion clinics. It also has concrete suggestions about what can and should be done about it.

“I have read Lime Five and it changed my life. …Since then I have been able to pray for the abortionist.” — Irene

If you know what “lavatory” means then you already know where this is going!

By Matt C. Abbott

As National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8–14) comes to a close, I offer the following short memoir, written by Kenneth M. Weinig for the current issue of The Remnant Catholic newspaper. Thanks to Michael J. Matt, editor of The Remnant, for giving me permission to publish Mr. Weinig’s touching story in this column. Click here to visit the newspaper’s website.

Thank you, Sister Mary St. Roger!

By Kenneth M. Weinig

My first grade in public school had been rather boring, but I loved the weekly Catechism classes in my parish conducted by a smiling nun who put colored stars next to every question in the Baltimore Catechism I got right, which were many, thanks to the motivation by my Catholic grandmother, who lived with us, and by my Protestant mother, too. Wouldn’t it be wonderful, I had thought, to have such a wonderful teacher like this every day!

In September of 1950, my wish came true: I was overjoyed to enter the second grade at Our Lady of Loreto School in Hempstead, N.Y. My teacher was Sister Mary St. Roger, a cautious smiler. An early reader – thanks also to my mother – I expected to be placed in the Bluebirds, the highest group, but I was disappointed to be seated with the Robins. Oh, well, at least I wasn’t with the dumb Canaries. Later, I learned that mom had conferred with Sister, and they had agreed to give me a conservative placement, since I had come from a public school; better to promote than demote. Soon, I proved worthy of Bluebird membership but was glad they didn’t group for mathematics! As I write this, I am looking up at a shelf on which sits a small, blue ceramic lamb, given to me by Sister for winning a class spelling bee.

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Editor’s note: A Catholic school system without these dedicated sisters and the Catholic culture they lived, breathed and constantly promoted, by their every word and deed, is just another private school with a religious ed curriculum “tacked -on”.

It’s also important to note that many of the teaching sisters routinely managed class sizes of fifty children or more.

The pre-Vatican II Catholic school system was a constantly visible, beautiful sign of God’s grace, in action. As such, it fit in very well with the Catholic parishes of the time.

Of course, it wasn’t perfect. But it was close!

Other Self-Absorbed Promethean Neopelagians seem to agree!  What say you?

According to NY State Department of Health, for every 1,000 black babies born alive, 1,223 are aborted.

No other racial/ethnic demographic aborts more of their children than are born alive. More than 56 million babies have been aborted since American’s civil rights icon made his “I Have A Dream” speech five decades ago.

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Editor’s note: Government assisted, voluntary genocide – with Barack Obama, the President of the United States – as the official “poster boy”. How demonic is that?

New York Governor Cuomo evidently has no trouble judging faithful Catholics

Here’s what Cuomo said this past Friday on “The Capital Pressroom,” an Albany radio talk show, about a large segment of NY voters:

Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right to life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay? Is that who they are?  Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.

In an unguarded moment, Governor Cuomo stated publicly what many on the Left have been privately thinking for years: that pro-life and pro-traditional marriage supporters are Ku Klux Klan-like bigots who should either shut up or get out.

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Editor’s note: Much like Pope Francis, Gov. Cuomo has nothing but disdain for traditionalists. No problem judging them!

New Rochester, NY Bishop Salvator Matano says his first priority will be “to bring people back to Mass.”

Pope Francis has named Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, who has been the Bishop of Vermont since 2005, the ninth bishop of the Rochester diocese. The diocese covers a 12-county region, including Monroe County, in central and western New York.

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Editor’s note: Bishop Matano has a lot of remedial work to do. Pray for him.

Anyone who would step one foot into this place must be crazy

A new birthing center in Buffalo, New York will provide an alternative for women seeking to give birth outside of a hospital setting. But it will also do abortions — setting up a terrible irony. Babies will be welcomed into life in one room and, down the hall, their lives will be snuffed out in abortions.

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“Dagger John” was no pacifist Catholic bishop. A lesson for our time?

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Archbishop John Hughes of New York, universally known to friend and foe as Dagger John, was  a very tough and fearless man.  After the anti-Catholic riots in Philadelphia in 1844 he called on the mayor of New York, an anti-Catholic bigot, and informed him that if a single Catholic church was touched in New York, New York would be a second Moscow.  (The reference was to the burning of Moscow in 1812 during Napoleon’s occupation of the city.) Not a Catholic church was touched.  On another occasion when a threat was made to burn Saint Patrick’s cathedral the Archbishop had it guarded within hours by 4,000 armed Catholics.  He earned his nickname!

Among his many accomplishments was his success in leading the New York Irish out of poverty.  It is a fascinating story and relevant to our time.  In 1997 in City Journal, William J. Stern wrote an article on how Dagger John did it…

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Abortion champion NARAL exempted from Andrew Cuomo’s lobby-disclosure laws

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed hard to ensure that lobbying groups would have to disclose their donors, and bragged about the sunlight the law would bring.

Now the state government has exempted exactly one lobbying group from the ethics laws: NARAL, the leading lobbyist for legal abortion.

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Cardinal Dolan waxes ecumenical at NY mosque: “You love God, we love God and he is the same God.”

Cardinal Dolan stressed that Catholics and Muslims have a mutual love of the United States and of the religious freedom that this country affords, especially the ability to meet with people of different beliefs that would not be possible in some other nations.

“Your love of marriage and family, your love of children and babies, your love of freedom — religious freedom particularly– your defense of life, your desire for harmony and unity and your care for others, your care for God’s creation and your care for those who are in need,” the cardinal said, were Islamic values also shared by Catholics and areas where there could be mutual cooperation.

He likened Muslims to earlier waves of Roman Catholic immigrants who some 150 years ago faced the same challenge of “how to become loyal, responsible, patriotic Americans without losing their faith.”

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Editor’s note – According to the Catechism:

841 The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”330 LG 16; cf. NA 3.

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This passage appears to place the Muslims in the non-Christian “first place” – superior even to the Jews. It also rather naively takes Muslim claims at face value – rather than properly considering the weight of 14 centuries of historical evidence – much of it to the contrary.

Like the Cardinal, the Catholic Catechism appears to be politically correct, to the liberal extreme. Barack Obama himself couldn’t have said all this any better!

Pint size NY mayor Bloomberg wants to “let” people practice their religion. Who elected him emperor?

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes that the Boston Marathon bombings have created a unique scenario — one in which traditional interpretations of the U.S. Constitution must change.

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Editor’s note: Bloomberg wants to take away our constitutional rights in order to protect our constitutional rights. Kind of like a mother (or a nanny) taking a cherished toy away from a baby, in order to keep it from being broken. Isn’t that special? This guy should run for president, since that’s the only way every American will have a chance to vote against him!

After that, maybe he can run for Pharisee.

New York doctors say abortion after 24 weeks kills viable babies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NARAL want to do it, anyway.

In his second State of the State address, in 2012, Gov. Cuomo said that one of the most important things he had learned in his first year as governor is that every interest group has a lobbyist. But it wasn’t until last Wednesday that he heard from the lobbyists for preemies.

That’s when a group of New York physicians went to Albany to tell the governor, who is weighing legislation that would expand abortion rights, that preemies are often viable after just 24 weeks of pregnancy. Therefore, they said, at 24 weeks, if a mother’s health is at risk, doctors can and should deliver her baby instead of aborting it.

For abortion rights activists, the doctors’ message is an inconvenient truth, badly timed. New York already has nearly double the national per capita abortion rate, not to mention the highest teen abortion rate in the nation. Not coincidentally, New York also has fewer abortion restrictions than most every other state.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is a public scandal

His presentation during his state of the state address last week was very much in keeping with abortion-expansion activists’ “a-word” avoidance.

“It’s shameful, really, especially the way the governor delivered the message, with a video clip of newborns in a nursery, highlighting the disparity between the boy baby and the girl baby when they grow up,” Gallagher says.

“He never spoke about the baby who never had a chance to grow up. It’s offensive to us women who know what his abortion expansion bill really does. It opens up late-term abortions for any and all reasons, allows non-physicians to perform abortions, threatens the religious liberty of Catholic hospitals and other institutions, makes abortion immune to any reasonable regulation, such as parental notification or taxpayer limits.”

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The Fruits of 50 Years of “Progressive” Catholicism in Albany, New York.

As twilight settled on Saturday night, workers from an Atlanta religious artifacts company trundled a pair of life-size statues from the former St. Patrick’s Church.

Through the gloom beneath the 137-foot bell tower, they looked to be Mary and Joseph, each holding a baby. Surrounded by the frame outline of crate, with the male statue wrapped partly in clear plastic film, the holy figures were rolled deep into the trailer of a full-size semi that was backed up to the front of the church.

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Time for a national discussion on subway control?

Thursday’s death marks the second incident this month of a man being killed after being pushed onto subway tracks and killed by an oncoming train.

Detectives in New York are searching for a female suspect who fled a subway station after a man was fatally pushed in front of a train on an elevated platform in Queens, N.Y.

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Editor’s note: Can we assume that Gov. Cuomo is once again weighing all his options?

Voting this idiot out of office is certainly an option….

Via NY Times:

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday that he had started discussions with leaders of the State Legislature about new gun control measures, and that he planned to propose a package of gun legislation in his State of the State address on Jan. 9.

“There’s a big difference of opinion on these issues,” Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, said in an interview on an Albany radio station. […]

In the interview, Mr. Cuomo did not offer specifics about the measures he might propose, but, while discussing assault weapons, he said: “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.”

At least … this time … it wasn’t Pat Robertson

Gov. Cuomo blasted an upstate rabbi’s claims that Hurricane Sandy was “divine” payback for the state passing  a gay marriage law “as offensive as they are ignorant.”

Cuomo was responding to comments made last week–and detailed in my “Albany Insider” column today–by Rabbi Noson Leiter, who made them as he supported Conservative state Senate candidate Neil DiCarlo.

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Editor’s note: The rabbi’s heart may or may not be in the right place, but it’s pretty obvious that it’s Governor Cuomo who is God’s chosen instrument of chastisement, for New Yorkers.

Is it safe? Pint size New York Mayor Bloomberg grudgingly cancels Marathon event.

“He is clueless without a paddle to the reality of what everyone else is dealing with,” she said. “If there are any resources being put toward the marathon, that’s wrong. I’m sorry, that’s wrong.” She added: “We totally understand the public relations aspect, to show everyone survived. But this is not one of those times.”

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Baby-Killers in New York City Calling for Government-Paid Reinforcements.

Killing so many of their own offspring,
how do they ever expect to win?  

The Daily News reported that a Sunset Park, Brooklyn abortion clinic shut down last month after owners said protesters drove away patients and doctors. And a major anti-abortion vigil is planned Saturday at Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens.

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Editor’s note: The pro-abort psychos call pro-lifers “American Taliban” but it’s the pro-aborts who are killing more than a third of all newly conceived New York City babies, every year.  

More Scandals: Long List of Prominent New York Catholics Support Pro Abortion Politicians.

…Turns out that many board members (former NBC boss Robert Wright, developer John Zuccotti, moneyman Peter Kiernan III) of the Smith Foundation are well-heeled, big-time supporters of pro-abortion Democratic lawmakers. This includes good old Al Smith IV, the foundation’s chairman. Records at the Federal Election Commission and OpenSecrets.org show that over the years he has rained campaign cash on every Schumer, Rodham, Clinton, Kerry, Dodd, and Kennedy he could find.

My favorite: On June 28, 2007, Smith contributed $500 to the PAC run by ultra pro-abortion Democratic congressman Jerry Nadler, listing on the FEC donation record that his occupation was chairman of St. Vincent’s Hospital. How nice: a Catholic hospital bigwig bankrolling an abortion zealot.

So it should come as no surprise that this week’s affair will try to help Barry pull one out.

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