Every human life has value.

From ChristianNewsWire:

Some of you may have seen the major news story of the private plane that crashed into a Montana cemetery, killing 7 children and 7 adults.

But what the news sources fail to mention is that the Catholic Holy Cross Cemetery owned by Resurrection Cemetery Association in Butte – contains a memorial for local residents to pray the rosary, at the ‘Tomb of the Unborn’. This memorial, located a short distance west of the church, was erected as a dedication to all babies who have died because of abortion.

What else is the mainstream news not telling you? The family who died in the crash near the location of the abortion victim’s memorial, is the family of Irving ‘Bud’ Feldkamp, owner of the largest for-profit abortion chain in the nation…

Although Feldkamp is not an abortionist, he reaps profits of blood money from the tens of thousands of babies that are killed through abortions performed every year at the clinics he owns. His business in the abortion industry was what enabled him to afford the private plane that was carrying his family to their week-long vacation at The Yellowstone Club, a millionaires-only ski resort.

The plane went down on Sunday, killing two of Feldkamp’s daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren along with the pilot and four family friends.

Now, I don’t know if I believe that God is necessarily still in the practice of striking certain people (or their family members) dead who don’t obey His commands Old Testament style – but the irony of this is a little hard to ignore.

It reminds me of a story a little closer to home. In our town a small group of people go to our local Planned Parenthood (which doesn’t perform abortions) every Tuesday afternoon for about a half an hour to pray the rosary. One day a few years ago (when they were still picketing on Thursdays) a dentist whose office was in that same building complex came outside and said chided the protesters (who were mostly children) and told them that we would take some sort of legal action against them (though they were perfectly within their rights) if they showed up again the next week. Not only was he concerned about what their presence would do to his own dental business, but he was also one of the owners of the entire building and thus responsible for renting the office space to PP. Within a week or so of his threat against the pro-life group and some follow-up correspondence with one of the kids’ parents, that dentist died of a heart attack in his office…

March 25th, 2009 at 11:07 pm
2 Responses to “Coincidence?”
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    When are you going to write about death penalty? As the Catholic Church strictly opposes intentionally taking a human life at _any_ circumstances, it would be nice to read your opinion about state pumping poison in some poor zogger’s veins.

    Admittely, it is lex talionis on its most unveiled – eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, life for a life, but such usage leaves us all in the end blind, toothless – and very much dead.

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    Paladin Says:

    Well… you know that the Catholic Church does *not* condemn capital punishment, per se? See here for details. (I hope the hyperlink comes through!) It *is* true that the circumstances in which the death penalty may licitly be used in “developed” countries (whatever that means, nowadays) is extremely small… but it’s not right to say that the death penalty is somehow intrinsically immoral; it isn’t.