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Monsignor Yennock on Abortion and Excommunication - Homily from February 3, 2019

Feb 4, 2019

ABORTION AND EXCOMMUNICATION

FOURTH SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2019

WHEN THE PEOPLE IN THE SYNAGOGUE HEARD THIS THEY WERE ALL FILLED WITH FURY. THEY ROSE UP, DROVE HIM OUT OF THE TOWN, AND LED HIM TO THE BROW OF THE HILL ON WHICH THEIR TOWN HAD BEEN BUILT, TO HURL HIM DOWN HEADLONG. BUT JESUS PASSED THROUGH THE MIDST OF THEM AND WENT AWAY. (LK. 4:30)

 

WHENEVER YOU SPEAK TRUTH TO PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH YOU WILL BE CRUCIFIED. THAT WAS TRUE IN THE TIME OF JESUS AND IT IS TRUE TODAY. 

 

ON JANUARY 22 GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO AND HIS NEW YORK LEGISLATURE MEMORIALIZED THE 46TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V. WADE, BY LEGALIZING ABORTION RIGHT UP TO THE FINAL MOMENT OF BIRTH.

 

THEY ARE SATISFIED NOW. THEY HAVE FINALLY LEGALIZED INFANTICIDE IN OUR NATION. WE CAN NOW JOIN IRAN, NORTH KOREA, PAKISTAN AND CHINA IN LEGALIZED INFANTICIDE.

 

THE MOST CIVILIZED NATION IN THE WORLD HAS JUST REVERTED TO THE BARBARISM OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME WHERE UNWANTED BABIES COULD BE LEFT ON THE HILLSIDE TO DIE.

 

ON JANUARY 22 THE GOVERNOR IN ALBANY SIGNED THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT THAT REMOVES ALL LEGAL PROTECTION FOR WOMEN AND UNBORN CHILDREN FROM ILLEGAL ABORTION. IT REMOVES ABORTION FROM THE PENAL CODE.

 

THAT MEANS IF SOMEONE BATTERS A PREGNANT WOMAN, CAUSING A SPONTANEOUS ABORTION, AND HER CHILD DIES BUT THE WOMAN SURVIVES, THE PERPETRATOR CANNOT BE TRIED FOR MURDER.

 

IN THE WAKE OF THIS MADNESS IN ALBANY, MEDICAL EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD PUBLICLY DENOUNCED THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT. ABORTION IS NOT HEALTH CARE. PREGNANCY IS NOT A DISEASE. THERE IS NO NEED TO LEGALIZE ABORTION BEYOND 24 WEEKS.

 

  1. OMAR L. HAMADA DENOUNCED THE RHA AND HE SAID THIS: “I WANT TO CLEAR SOMETHING UP SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT. I AM A BOARD CERTIFIED OB/GYN WHO HAS DELIVERED OVER 2500 BABIES. THERE IS NOT A SINGLE FETAL OR MATERNAL CONDITION THAT REQUIRES THIRD TRIMESTER ABORTION. NOT ONE. DELIVERY, YES. ABORTION, NO.

SINCE GOING PUBLIC WITH HIS MEDICAL OPINION HE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE RECEIVED DEATH THREATS. WHENEVER YOU SPEAK TRUTH TO PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH YOU WILL BE CRUCIFIED.

  1. WILLIAM LILE, A BOARD-CERTIFIED OB/GYN SAID THAT MODERN TECHNOLOGY IS ALREADY GIVING PREBORN BABIES BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS, HEART SURGERY AND MORE. HE SAYS: “IF THEY ARE A PATIENT THEY ARE A PERSON AND IF THEY ARE A PERSON THEY DESERVE OUR PROTECTION. HIS LIFE ALSO HAS BEEN THREATENED.

WHENEVER YOU SPEAK TRUTH TO PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH YOU WILL BE CRUCIFIED.

WHEN HE HEARD ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN ALBANY, THE TALK SHOW HOST BEN SHAPIRO REACTED IN THIS WAY: “CHEERING FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF THE MURDER OF BABIES ONE MOMENT BEFORE THEY ENTER THE BIRTH CANAL, AS WELL AS LEGALIZATION OF HARMING A FETUS, IS SIMPLY GHOULISH”.

 

THIS WAS THE REACTION OF MILLIONS OF DECENT AMERICANS.

 

RECENTLY, GOV. CUOMO PUBLICLY INVITED ANY AND ALL CHRISTIANS WHO DID NOT EMBRACE HIS EXTREME VIEWS OF ABORTION TO LEAVE THE STATE OF NEW YORK. THAT’S THE WARNING THAT YOU CHRISTIANS GET WHEN YOU SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER. THERE IS NO DISCUSSION. IT IS SIMPLY: WE DO NOT CARE WHAT YOU THINK. WE DO NOT WANT YOU HERE. DROP DEAD.

 

WHEN ANDREW CUOMO AND HILLARY CLINTON ANNOUNCED THEIR SATANIC BILL TO ALLOW ABORTIONS THROUGH ALL NINE MONTHS UP TO BIRTH, THEIR FACES WERE JUBILANT. CLINTON AND CUOMO HELD THEIR JOINED HANDS HIGH IN THE AIR WHILE THEY LAUNCHED THEIR BABY KILLING CAMPAIGN. THEIR ENTHUSIASTIC BATTLE-CRY WAS BONE-CHILLING EVIL.

 

ON JANUARY 22 IN ALBANY NY LEGISLATORS WHO VOTED FOR THE BILL WERE CELEBRATING A GREAT VICTORY. THEY WERE BARELY ABLE TO CONTAIN THEIR EXCITEMENT OVER THE THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE EASIER NOW TO KILL UNWANTED BABIES IN NEW YORK STATE.

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO WHO SIGNED THE BILL CALLED IT “A HISTORIC VICTORY FOR NEW YORKERS AND OUR PROGRESSIVE VALUES”. WEARING A PINK TIE THE GOVERNOR ORDERED THE ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND OTHER PUBLIC LANDMARKS TO BE LIGHTED UP IN PINK TO CELEBRATE THE VICTORY.

 

HE WANTS EVERYONE IN THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT NEW YORK STATE IS THE UNDISPUTED ABORTION CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. COME TO NEW YORK STATE. IT IS EASIER TO KILL YOUR BABY HERE.

 

I’M SORRY TO FILL YOUR HEAD WITH THIS HORROR STORY. I KNOW THAT YOU DO NOT COMPREHEND THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR-- NEITHER DO I. PERHAPS THE ARTICLE IN THIS WEEK’S BULLETIN WILL HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND IT BETTER. PLEASE READ IT.

 

THE PROPHET JEREMIAH WROTE: “THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO ME SAYING: BEFORE I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB I KNEW YOU, BEFORE YOU WERE BORN I DEDICATED YOU-- A PROPHET TO THE NATIONS I APPOINTED YOU.” (JER. 1:4-5)

 

EVERY HUMAN BABY IS A PERSON IN THE MIND OF GOD BEFORE HE IS A PERSON IN HIS MOTHER’S WOMB. HUMAN LIFE BEGINS IN THE MIND OF GOD. THAT IS OUR MAIN REASON FOR THE RESPECT AND REVERENCE THAT WE GIVE TO HUMAN LIFE FROM THE FIRST MOMENT OF CONCEPTION TO THE FINAL MOMENT OF NATURAL DEATH. A BABY IS NOT THE PRODUCT OF CHANCE. HE IS AN IDEA IN THE MIND OF GOD. HE IS CREATED BY GOD. HE BELONGS TO GOD. HE WAS GIVEN BY GOD THE RIGHT TO LIVE.

 

THERE IS NO LONGER ANY DOUBT ABOUT THE MIRACLE IN THE HUMAN WOMB. MODERN SCIENCE NOW DOCUMENTS THE EXISTENCE OF A HUMAN LIFE IN THE WOMB. IT DOCUMENTS THAT THE LIFE OF THE BABY IS DISTINCT FROM THE MOTHER. THE BABY IN THE WOMB HAS A DNA DIFFERENT FROM THE MOTHER’S DNA. SCIENCE ESTABLISHES BEYOND A DOUBT THAT THERE ARE TWO DISTINCT BODIES IN EVERY PREGNANCY—THE MOTHER AND THE BABY. WHY ARE WE CONCERNED ABOUT THE RIGHT OF THE MOTHER AND NOT THE RIGHT OF THE BABY. IS IT BECAUSE THE BABY CAN’T VOTE?

TO JUSTIFY ABORTION, GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS THAT EVERY WOMAN HAS A RIGHT OVER HER OWN BODY. BUT GOVERNOR IF A MOTHER HAS A RIGHT TO HER BODY WHICH HAS A DISTINCT DNA, THEN A BABY WITH A DISTINCT DNA HAS A RIGHT OVER ITS BODY. EVEN THE MOTHER CANNOT USURP THAT RIGHT.

THE GOVERNOR SAYS THAT HE IS PERSONALLY AGAINST ABORTION. WHEN YOU ASK THE QUESTION WHY ARE YOU AGAINST ABORTION? HE REFUSES TO SAY: “I AM AGAINST ABORTION BECAUSE IT IS THE UNJUST KILLING OF AN INNOCENT PERSON” INSTEAD HE EVADES THE QUESTION BY SAYING I AM PRO-CHOICE. IT DOESN’T MATTER.

IT IS TIME THAT WE UNMASK THIS EVASION. A WOMAN HAS A CHOICE TO HAVE A BABY WHEN SHE CHOOSES TO HAVE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE.  

ONCE A WOMAN MAKES THAT CHOICE, NATURE GIVES HER THE OBLIGATION OF CARRYING A CHILD TO BIRTH. NATURE DOES NOT GIVE HER THE CHOICE OF KILLING HER CHILD BEFORE BIRTH.

IF YOU ASK SOMEONE ARE YOU FOR OR AGAINST RAPE THEY DO NOT SAY I AM PRO-CHOICE. A NORMAL PERSON WOULD SAY: RAPE IS A SIN. IT IS A CRIME. IT IS INFAMY.OF COURSE I AM AGAINST ANYONE COMMITTING THE SIN OF RAPE-- PERIOD. PRO-CHOICE IS A DISHONEST EVASION APPLIED ONLY TO ABORTION BY COWARDS WHO DO NOT WANT TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES OF AN EVIL ACT.

  1. LEAN WEN THE NEW HEAD OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD SURPRISED EVERYONE BY SAYING EXACTLY WHAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S REAL PRIORITY IS. SHE SAID: “OUR CORE MISSION, IS PROVIDING, PROTECTING, AND EXPANDING ACCESS TO ABORTION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE.”

 

THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET IS OUT. PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS NOT PRO-CHOICE. ITS MISSION IS TO KILL AS MANY BABIES AS POSSIBLE TO INCREASE ITS ANNUAL INCOME. IT’S MISSION IS TO MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY CAN BY SELLING THE BODY PARTS OF INFANTS SLICED UP IN THE WOMB.

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS A CORPORATION WHOSE MAIN BUSINESS IS ABORTION. WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS YOU AND I PAY OVER $500 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD SO THAT THEY CAN KILL 900 BABIES EVERY DAY.  

ACCORDING TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ABORTION IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE WORLD, ENDING MORE LIVES THAN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, CANCER, AIDS, WAR, and HUNGER ... OR ANY OTHER CAUSE.

YOU AND I ARE NOT ALONE IN OUR REACTION TO THIS HORROR. WHENEVER ANY DECENT HUMAN BEING LOOKS AT A TELEVISION MONITOR AND SEES A FULLY FORMED BABY SWIMMING IN HIS AMNIOTIC FLUID; WHEN THEY SEE A BABY SUCKING HIS THUMB AND SLEEPING AND WAKING, AND TURNING OVER; WHEN THEY REALIZE THAT THE UNBORN BABY ACTUALLY DETERMINES HIS OWN BIRTHDAY; THEY KNOW INSTINCTIVELY—IT IS NOT RIGHT TO STOP THIS BEATING HEART FOR ANY REASON.

WHEN GOVERNOR CUOMO WHO CLAIMS TO BE A CATHOLIC SIGNED THE EXPANDED ABORTION BILL MANY CALLED FOR HIS EXCOMMUNICATION FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. THE BISHOP OF ALBANY AND THE BISHOP OF NEW YORK CITY HAVE MADE STRONG STATEMENTS OF DISGUST FOR WHAT THE GOVERNOR HAS DONE. SO FAR THEY HAVE DECIDED, FOR THEIR OWN REASONS NOT TO USE THE POWER OF EXCOMMUNICATION.  

 

MANY CATHOLICS ARE CONFUSED ABOUT EXCOMMUNICATION WHICH IS A TERM USED IN CANON LAW. I WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY THE MEANING OF EXCOMMUNICATION. A FEW YEARS AGO A WOMAN SUBMITTED THIS QUESTION TO A CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER:

 

MANY YEARS AGO, I HAD AN ABORTION. AFTER MANY YEARS AS A LAPSED CATHOLIC, I RETURNED TO THE CHURCH AND TO CONFESSION. ALTHOUGH THE PRIEST SAID SOMETHING ABOUT ABORTION CARRYING WITH IT AN EXCOMMUNICATION, HE GAVE ME ABSOLUTION. I GAVE IT NO ADDITIONAL THOUGHT AND CONTINUED TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENTS. IT WASNT UNTIL RECENTLY THAT I READ SOMETHING ABOUT THE "RITE" OF REMOVING AN EXCOMMUNICATION THAT I BEGAN TO FEAR I HAD DONE AND CONTINUE TO DO SOMETHING WRONG. CAN YOU HELP BY SETTING MY MIND AT EASE OR INSTRUCTING ME IN THE WAY TO PROCEED?

THIS WAS THE ANSWER THAT WAS GIVEN:

SINCE ABORTION IS THE PURPOSEFUL MURDER OF AN INNOCENT, UNBORN CHILD, THE CHURCH INDEED IMPOSES THE MOST SEVERE PENALTY OF EXCOMMUNICATION FOR THIS HEINOUS ACTION. A PERSON WHO SUCCESSFULLY PROCURES AN ABORTION RECEIVES THIS PENALTY AUTOMATICALLY (CODE OF CANON LAW, #1398). IA).

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PENALTY IS NOT IMPOSED JUST UPON THE WOMAN WHO HAS THE ABORTION. ANY CATHOLIC ACCOMPLICE IN THE ACT OF PROCURING AN ABORTION, RECEIVES THE SAME PENALTY OF AUTOMATIC EXCOMMUNICATION.

AN ACCOMPLICE IS ONE WHO ASSISTS IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE HEINOUS ACT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN COMMITTED WITHOUT HIS ASSISTANCE. THEREFORE, THE DOCTOR WHO PERFORMS THE ABORTION, THE NURSE WHO ASSISTS IN THE PROCEDURE, THE BOYFRIEND WHO ENCOURAGES THE ABORTION, AND THE PARENT WHO PAYS FOR THE ABORTION — ALL ARE ACCOMPLICES, GUILTY OF THE ACT, AND THEREBY RECEIVE THE JUST PENALTY OF EXCOMMUNICATION. (SEE CODE OF CANON LAW, #1329.2.)

ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE SEVERE PENALTY OF EXCOMMUNICATION EXISTS FIRST TO PREVENT A HEINOUS SIN FROM OCCURRING. AND SECOND TO MOVE A PERSON TO REPENTANCE, RECONCILIATION AND HEALING. ALSO, FOR A PERSON TO BE AUTOMATICALLY EXCOMMUNICATED, HE MUST KNOW THAT THE PENALTY EXISTS AND WILL BE IMPOSED FOR A PARTICULAR OFFENSE, AND THEN CHOOSE TO PERFORM THE ACTION WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE AND FREEDOM.

NEVERTHELESS, THE DOOR TO RECONCILIATION REMAINS OPEN TO THE REPENTANT SINNER. THE DIOCESAN BISHOP HAS AUTHORITY TO REMIT THE AUTOMATIC EXCOMMUNICATION IMPOSED FOR AN ABORTION. SUCH REMISSION WOULD OCCUR IN THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE.

IN 2011 GOVERNOR CUOMO WAS ALREADY BARRED FROM RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION BECAUSE OF HIS SECOND MARRIAGE OUTSIDE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

 

MANY PEOPLE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ARE CALLING ON THE BISHOPS OF ALBANY AND NEW YOR CITY TO FORMALLY EXCOMMUNICATE ANDREW CUOMO TO SEND A STRONG MESSAGE TO ALL LEGISLATORS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO ARE CATHOLIC THAT INFANTICIDE IS UNACCEPTABLE IN A CIVILIZED NATION..

 

OTHER PEOPLE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH THINK THAT PUBLIC EXCOMMUNICATION AT THIS TIME WILL ONLY SERVE TO MAKE A MARTYR OF SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT DESERVE THAT TITLE. THEY SAY THE DAMAGE IS DONE. GOD WHO IS NOT MOCKED WILL DELIVER HIS OWN PENALTY IN HIS OWN TIME.

 

THE WORD OF GOD IN THE BOOK OF CHRONICLES SAYS: “IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY, AND SEE MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN WILL I HEAR THEM FROM HEAVEN, FORGIVE THEIR SINS AND HEAL THEIR LAND.”

PRAY TO GOD THAT THIS PUBLIC SHAME WILL ALERT THE FAITHFUL TO UNDERSTAND THE HORRENDOUS EVIL OF KILLING INNOCENT LIFE.

 

PRAY TO GOD THAT SINCERE CHRISTIANS WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR HONEST CONVICTIONS BY JOINING THE MOVEMENT AGAINST ABORTION.

 

PRAY TO GOD THAT BISHOPS WILL BE GUIDED TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS IN RESPONDING TO GRAVE EVIL.

 

PRAY THAT THE PEOPLE WHO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER WILL EXPERIENCE THE PEACE THAT COMES FROM HONESTY AND COURAGE.

 

FINALLY, PRAY FOR THE WOMEN WHO UNDER SEVERE PRESSURE HAVE DECIDED TO HAVE AN ABORTION THAT THEY MAY TRUST A MERCIFUL GOD.

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