In response to the shocking loss of life and property in the Philippines, the Archbishop of St. John’s, Martin Currie, has a plan to address the tragedy. Likewise the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has joined with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) “to prepare a first response and a plan of continuing aid for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.”
Human beings, moved by compassion for their fellow man, rise to such occasions. And somehow in the mystery of life and death on this planet we make allowance for Divine Providence when lives are lost by accident, sickness or weather. As I noted in my recent posting, all of us—nations small and great, media of all stripes—will obsess over the loss, do everything possible to rescue and rebuild, and put new systems in place to prevent a repeat catastrophe.
Yet not one of those who perished due to Typhoon Haiyan had their lives taken from them unlawfully, in premeditated fashion by their fellow man. How much more grievous and lamentable would it have been if thousands had lost their lives to slaughter by their neighbours, such as when Syrian civilians were recently subjected to nerve gas attacks?
Perhaps at the end of the year the Archbishop and the CCCB will announce a prayer vigil for the 110,000+ human victims destroyed viciously in utero by Canada’s “maternal health” specialists in 2013. Perhaps also they will call for a collection to fund their 2014 Bishops’ plan to end the senseless loss of life so no such repeat catastrophe ever occurs in Canada again.
But so far, for nearly fifty years since legalized abortion came to Canada in 1969, the Bishops have not reacted with the typically human and compassionate response to a dreadful tragedy, let alone to a heinous crime (which abortion is, in the eyes of God). Although they—and they alone—are charged by Heaven with the spiritual and moral authority of Christ in the affairs of men in Canada, they are, in practical terms, silent about this Canadian holocaust. The evil has not been called out and backed up by a war plan. The demons are yet unbound and will continue to roam throughout Canada in 2014, with their ravaging bloodlust for womb children unabated.
As horrifying as it may sound, the Bishops, in varying degrees, appear to have made their peace with the devil. Forgive me but what other explanation can be possible?
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: you cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of demons. 1 Corinthians 10:21