Toronto’s Cardinal Thomas Collins tells us that we should “not only be disturbed but also ashamed.” Presumably, when he says this, he is referring to Canadians since he speaks of Canada’s upcoming election and the need to put aside politics.
Yes Cardinal Thomas Collins we should indeed feel ashamed. I am deeply disturbed and ashamed that two women, Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner, are regularly carted off to jail—one only a week ago on Toronto’s streets—for protesting the yearly carnage taking place within Canadian society, not in some distant Middle East land. However, I note that the Cardinal has remained silent on this disgrace. Can we assume then that on this account there is no need to feel ashamed?
Yes Cardinal Thomas Collins we should indeed feel ashamed. I am ashamed as a Catholic that throughout fifty years of legalized child killing in Canada Catholic Bishops have been unable to defeat the demonic power responsible for it, because of infidelity to Catholic teaching, ineffective catechesis and other everyday mediocre efforts. Furthermore I am greatly distressed by recent revelations that Catholic Bishops have at times hindered immensely and oftentimes subverted the efforts of the prolife movement in Canada. Again, I note that the Cardinal has also been silent on this scandal. Can we assume then that on this account there is no need to feel ashamed?
Yes Cardinal Thomas Collins we should indeed feel ashamed. I am ashamed that as a resident and taxpayer of Ontario that I should have to tolerate the perverse sex-ed propaganda that a homosexual Premier wishes to foist upon the children of this province, without the express condemnation and whole hearted opposition of the Catholic leaders of this province. Can we assume then that on this account there is no need to feel ashamed?
Yes Cardinal Thomas Collins we should indeed feel ashamed. I am ashamed that the de facto leader of Canada’s Catholic community refuses to warn his flock of a sinful mentality that greatly fuels the awful statistical realities of abortion in this land but which also contributes to the demise of marriage, the family structure and the overall strength of our communities and our nation. The scourge that I speak of is that of the contraceptive mentality. It is an intrinsic evil and a mortal sin according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which demands that it be purged through a trip to the Confessional before reception of the Holy Eucharist. Though the Cardinal is full aware of this there is no evidence that he is warning his flock of the mortal danger to their souls and the daily sacrilege that rises before the Throne of Heaven at each Mass that takes place in his Archdiocese. Unless his flock are all saints, statistics demonstrate that as many as 80-90% of them practice or otherwise support this evil behaviour and lifestyle. Though the Cardinal prides himself on his orthodoxy, again I note that he has been silent on this scandal. Can we assume then that on this account there is no need to feel ashamed?
Yes Cardinal Thomas Collins we should indeed feel ashamed. The subject of disciplining pro-abortion “devout” but evil Catholic politicians who sustain the culture of death has been ongoing for decades. You yourself more than once went on the record saying you would not rule out denying Holy Communion because under some circumstances it is appropriate. Yet when push came to shove and Ontario had one of its most defiant “Catholic” politicians, you folded. It was not the first time you were missing in action on such scandals. Since we have heard nothing from you personally on these incidents can we assume then that on this account also there is no need to feel ashamed?
I applaud the Cardinal for his efforts to provide assistance to refugees to immigrate into Canada. But an old saying bears much truth: charity begins at home. The Cardinal says we should be ashamed but shame implies wrongdoing. What have Canadians done wrong in regard to the Syrian refugee crisis? How are they responsible? In fact, what guilt does the nation of Canada bear for this tragedy? Canada has done more to help refugees than most nations and the solution to the crisis is not simple.
Surely there is lots of real wrongdoing to be ashamed of and put right first in the Cardinal’s own house and nation.