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Bishop Knew of Abortion Plan—The Next Day!
Told 'there was nothing he could do'


The Most Reverend Francis X. DiLorenzo
Novus Ordo Bishop of Richmond

Washington Times: Virginia law eyed in girl's abortion
Catholic Online:
The Bishop of Richmond Addresses Abortion "Incident"
Washington Times: Bishop Knew of Abortion Plan

    Now, let me get this straight.  You knew that a human being was to be murdered tomorrow?  You knew that this murder was arranged by someone working for you?  And others in your chain of command knew as well?  And there was nothing you could do to stop it?  A murder that even the secular authorities agreed was a murder?

    If I tried to call the Governor of Virginia, I would probably get to talk to his Third Assistant.  I strongly believe that if the Bishop of Richmond called the Governor, His Excellency would take the call.  I suspect that either the Governor or the Third Assistant would have acted on a claim that a murder was scheduled for tomorrow—even if "everything was in readiness."  One would also presume that the Director of Catholic Charities would have more specific information, and know exactly who to contact at the "working level" where the murder was planned to take place the next day.

    A few months ago our local TV outlet ran a story about a dog who had been trained to dial 911 if his master passed out and fell over.  I will try to run down the details.  Perhaps the Holy Father will appoint him to replace the Bishop of Richmond.

    Not too many years ago even non-Catholics knew a few things about the Catholic Church.  They knew not to take Communion at Mass.  They knew not to invite their Catholic friends for a steak dinner on Friday.  They knew that Catholics did not practice birth control.  They knew that Catholics were required to attend Mass on all Sundays and Holy Days of obligation.  They damn well knew that Catholics did not provide abortions for little girls!  That someone could work for a Catholic Agency and not know the latter fact, or not be guided by it, is prima facie evidence of the unmitigated disaster that has plagued the Church since Vatican II.

    The only thing that amazes me about the Novus Ordo any more is the certainty that next week or tomorrow they will do something even more amazing than ever before.


Excerpted - Link to complete article
Julia Duin Monday, June 30, 2008

The Roman Catholic bishop of Richmond was told that a diocesan charity planned to help a teenage foster child get an abortion in January and did not try to prevent the procedure.

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo "was told erroneously that everything was in place and there was nothing he could do to stop it," said Steve Neill, Bishop DiLorenzo's communications officer. "He is very apologetic about the whole episode.

"It is very awkward, it is very embarrassing. A human life was taken. He certainly has not taken it lightly in any way. He is clearly opposed to abortion."

Mr. Neill said the bishop was informed Jan. 17, the day before an abortion was performed on the 16-year-old Guatemalan girl, who was a foster care client of Commonwealth Catholic Charities of Richmond (CCR), a group incorporated under the diocese.

CCR Executive Director Joanne Nattrass also knew about the planned abortion, Mr. Neill said.

 

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