Skip to comments.Sons of Perdition: How Certain Catholic Priests Turned the Kennedys Pro-Abortion
Posted on 10/08/2012 8:13:53 AM PDT by marshmallow
Awhile back, The Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating and deeply saddening article exploring the reasons behind the Kennedy Familys staunch pro-abortion position.
Believe it or not, Ted Kennedy used to be pro-life.
So how did he and all the other prominent Kennedys swing so far in the wrong direction? For that matter, what about some of the other Catholic pro-abortion zealots in (or recently in) high public office, such as Nancy Pelosi, Mario Cuomo, and Tom Daschle? What happened to them?
(NB: I originally posted this blog entry on January 2, 2009. Given all the chattering right now from Catholics who feel they can vote for pro-abortion candidates with impunity and without compromising their Catholic identity (and without committing sin), I post it again because of its pertinence to the late Ted Kennedys life and legacy, such as it was.)
This article alleges that it was was an intentional, systematic, concerted effort on the part of a group of dissenting Catholic theologians (including Fr. Richard McCormick, Fr. Charles Curran, Fr. Joseph Fuchs, Fr. Robert Drinan, and Fr. John Courtney Murray), who spent a good deal of of time with the Kennedys in the mid 1960s employing bogus moral theology arguments to convince them they could accept and promote abortion with a clear conscience. Once this was accomplished, these same Judas priests undertook to literally coach the Kennedys on what to say and how to vote in favor of abortion in their public lives.
Given the Kennedys enormous influence over American politics, its diabolically logical for those dissenting Catholic theologians to have targeted this renowned and respected Catholic family for conversion. They were in the perfect position to persuade other Catholics, and even many Protestants, that its okay to be pro-abortion.
And this strategy worked so well that, today, it.....
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Following the comments from the above article, I found this telling story of a Communist Party USA plant who later recoverted to her Catholic roots. She testified before Congress that hundreds of priests were trained to be planted in the RC seminaries and Church heirarchy by CPUSA, starting around the time of the FDR administration.
Bella Dodd wrote her testimony in book form as well, and claimed that several reached the level of Cardinal. It is no stretch to imagine that the CP international sent "priests" into seminaries from every country. The commie old-timers have doubtless been sitting back enjoying the "fruits" of their labors in the worldwide priest scandals; but that's just the tip of the iceberg. I believe this Pope is sincere and stalwart against heresy and internal crime. But how far has it gone?
slapshot all about ebonics.
It's amazing how someone who became known as a pro-abortionist could once have written an apparently solid pro-life letter like that.
Let us all take heed to ourselves that we not be the next to stumble.
Thanks. Read this in the article. Even with that, isn’t it likely that a moderately intelligent, alcoholic, adulterer could figure it out over the course of his life? Make no mistake, the kennedy’s made their fortune bootlegging during prohibition. They are part and parcel of the evil forces in the world.