Skip to comments.Bishop: Catholic Mom Brutally Murdered by Homosexual ‘Died as a Martyr for Her Faith’
Posted on 07/12/2013 4:44:09 AM PDT by NYer
(CNSNews.com) A Catholic mother who was brutally murdered by a gay man because she challenged him about his homosexual lifestyle died as a martyr for her faith, according to Bishop Thomas Paprocki, head of the Catholic diocese in Springfield, Ill., who also said the womans murder was widely ignored by the media, apparently for political reasons.
The woman, Mary Stachowicz, a 51-year-old mother of four children and devout Catholic, was beaten, stabbed, raped, and strangled to death by then-19-year-old Nicholas Gutierrez on Nov. 13, 2002. He then wrapped her body in plastic and stuffed it under the floorboards of his apartment. After his arrest, Guttierrez gave a videotaped statement to police saying he attacked Stachowicz after she confronted him for being a homosexual, reported the Chicago Tribune.
According to the defense attorney, Stachowicz apparently had asked Gutierrez, Why do you sleep with boys?
Bishop Paprocki spoke about Stachowicz and her 2002 death during a discussion about same-sex marriage sponsored by the Jesuit Alumni in Arizona group, in Phoenix, on May 31 of this year. In his opening remarks, the bishop talked about the extensive coverage by the media given to the murder of Matthew Shephard, who was killed partly because he was gay, and contrasted that with the minimal coverage given to the Stachowicz case, a mother killed because she shared her Catholic beliefs with another person.
As the bishop said: "A Google search on the Internet for the name 'Matthew Shepard' at one time produced 11,900,000 results. Matthew Shepard was a 21-year-old college student who was savagely beaten to death in 1998 in Wyoming. His murder has been called a hate crime because Shepard was gay.
A similar search on the Internet for the name Mary Stachowicz yielded 26,800 results. In 2002, Mary Stachowicz was also brutally murdered, but the circumstances were quite different.
Mary, the gentle, devout 51-year-old Catholic mother of four urged her co-worker, Nicholas Gutierrez, 19, to change his gay lifestyle. Infuriated by this, as he later told police, he allegedly beat, stabbed and strangled her to death and then stuffed her mangled body in a crawl space in his apartment, located above a Chicago funeral home, where they both worked.
I know about Mary Stachowicz, not from the Internet, but personally, because Mary was my secretary at the parish where I was pastor before I was named a bishop.
She worked part time at the funeral home and part time at the parish. One afternoon, she didnt show up at her usual starting time. This was unusual because she was always on time. A call to the funeral home disclosed that her car was still in their parking lot and her purse with her car keys was still at her desk, but there was no sign of Mary.
As Marys family and friends prayed and worried about her disappearance, Gutierrez prayed with them. Three days later, her mutilated body was discovered in a crawl space in his apartment.
Both murders were senseless and brutal, and I condemn them both unequivocally. However, the fact that there are over eleven-and-a-half million more Internet stories about Matthew Shepard than Mary Stachowicz indicates where popular sentiment lies today on the question of same-sex relationships.
Shepards story has received such widespread attention because his homosexuality was the chief motive for his murder.
Marys murder was widely ignored by the media, despite the fact that she died as a martyr for her faith.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines martyrdom as the supreme witness given to the truth of the faith: it means bearing witness even unto death. The martyr bears witness to Christ who died and rose, to whom he is united by charity. He bears witness to the truth of the faith and of Christian doctrine. He endures death through an act of fortitude. "Let me become the food of the beasts, through whom it will be given me to reach God." (2473)
Nicholas Gutierrez was convicted of the murder of Mary Stachowicz and sentenced to life in prison in 2007. In July 2010, Bishop Paprocki gave his official approval, imprimatur, to a prayer that describes Mary Stachowicz as pure of heart and devoted to chastity and that if it is Gods will, she be glorified by the Church as a saint.
How dare she speak up against the new protected class!!!
She was just a hater!
The Dark side of the “gay” Movement. I want to see the Gay community denounce this man and his actions! Listen for it—i bet it will be lip service with many Gays wanting to kill all who oppose them and their agenda—Please tell me I am wrong! To me they are a new sort of Taliban.
A similar search on the Internet for the name Mary Stachowicz yielded 26,800 results.”
Besides the media’s fawning preference for homos, I’m sure the difficult Polish spelling of Mary’s name also suppressed accurate searches.
Very interesting spin on an old problem. I am inclined to agree. While they initially fight for some phantom type of "equality," they're really pushing for superiority for simply existing.
I'll go further to put this forward in controversy: if homosexuality is based on genetics, and we can test for genetic defects and abnormalities on babies in utero, and we can choose to abort those children based on those abnormalities, is it safe to assume that since homosexuality is so commonplace and "acceptable" today that aborting a foetus with genetic markers for homosexuality would be considered a hate crime? But wait... who would prosecute such a hate crime? It involves abortion, which is a darling of the left, but... but... the baby's also genetically homosexual, which means the aborter is committing a hate crime against a CHILD... but... but a foetus isn't a child... right? Right, lefties?
We find ourselves at a fork in the road between two destinations and a choice. Its either Sodom or Nineveh.
Sodom didnt follow the advice and got destroyed. Nineveh believed and took Jonahs advice and was spared.
I hear the Jeopardy music playing in the background...not much time left to come up with the right answer.
Faggies hate the female sex.
We have a martyr who was killed because of her faith and because she was a woman.
I tend to believe they are seeking legalization (=approval) of an unnatural and immoral lifestyle. This is intended to assuage one's sense of guilt. That may work in this world but it won't hold up in the next.
Completely agree. This is an assault on white heterosexuals in the same manner that the new “racism” is an assault on whites in general.
Homosexuality is simply the espousing of sexual desire. It does not promote family, it does not promote the creation of new life, and it does not promote morality. If we fall for the trick that homosexuality is normal, then all bets are off when it comes to any sort of morality, explicit or implied.
Prepare for more of this.
The Catholic Church can only preach and teach to those who are open to listening. Aye, there's the rub. (W. Shakespeare)
The rise of the Rainbow Taliban.
Promoting homosexuality is promoting sin. It's that simple. Promoting ANY sin is wrong and evil and it's an assault on our eternal souls, at all times and places in our entire existence.
Homosexuality is a choice. ANY sin is a choice. God gave us free will. We get to decide how we will live. We listen to Satan or we don't. Too simple! :o)
However, some sins are indeed worse than others. Homosexuality confounds us at SUCH a basic level, doesn't it?
Mary Stachowicz;s murder is a hate crime.
It really does. I'm just fed up with it. I don't want to be assaulted with these visions of men dressed up as women dry humping men in leather chaps. It's a disgusting spectacle!
HETEROSEXUAL displays in public are generally forbidden. Sure we'll sneak an occasional kiss from our spouse or hug them tenderly while watching a movie, but heterosexual men and women don't prance around on floats in parades celebrating how we copulate. That's grounds for arrest in most civil societies. As a matter of fact, if you DO want to see those sorts of things, you either go to a strip club where you're carded at the door and behind four walls the entire time or you defile your humanity and humility and go to some skin shop and get a private booth.
Heterosexual people do not make a public spectacle of their sexual habits, and that's truly the only thing these faggots have going for themselves.
Normal people do not couple in public.