The Unlikely Canonization of Senator Byrd
... and other possible Candidates
Catholic Bishop says Pro-Abortion Sen.
Byrd "enjoys Perfect Joy?"
Open Letter to Bishop Michael Bransfield Diocese of Wheeling
June 28, 2010
Your Excellency, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield,
We must express our deep regret at your statement — to the confusion of
the Faithful — that the Pro-Abortion Senator Byrd, whose votes culminated
in the death of millions of children — "is now at peace with the Risen
Lord and ... is experiencing Perfect Joy."
To the Catholic Faithful this a message, from the highest Catholic Authority
in West Virginia — and a message to the nation — that Pro-Abortion activists
enjoy the Beatific Vision ... together with the millions of innocent
babies for whose death they clamored. Amazing! No ... your Excellency,
scandalous. Deeply, deeply scandalous.
It leads us to wonder if those, who by policy, instigated
the "Final Solution" 60 years ago, enjoy the same eternal consolation of
We would be interested to learn if you have plans to beatify
You have caused confusion and scandal to the Church and to the Faithful
— and are undoubtedly a source of comfort to Planned Parenthood and the
many, many, Doctor Mengeles they employ in their Charnel Houses for Children.
This shameful pandering to "the sensitivities" of the politically and socially
correct is, in a word, abhorrent.
Worse still, it is an assurance from no one less than a
successor of the Holy Apostles, that those who drag children off to death
can do so with a clean conscience; that those who mingle their money with
the blood of children will — like them and their Holy Angels themselves
"who ever behold the face of God in Heaven" (Saint Mat. 18.10) — share the
"Perfect Joy" you assure them ... together with the Little Ones they butcher.
But then again, Herr Docktor Mengele was also an "Angel"
of sorts ... wasn't he? It is what his victims called him, too.
Joseph Mary del Campos
Boston Catholic Journal
Statement from the Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop of
on the death of Senator Robert C. Byrd, who died on June 28, 2010:
“Today our nation marks the passing of a great statesman and public
servant, Senator Robert C. Byrd. While we will prayerfully reflect
on his decades of scholarship, hard work, and dedication to the
people of West Virginia, we must also celebrate the future that
Senator Byrd helped shape."
“Senator Byrd led the transformation of West Virginia’s highways,
and technology, health care, education and criminal justice systems,
which will advance the quality of life in our beloved state for
generations to come."
“The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston offers its most sincere condolences
to the Byrd family, and we pray during this difficult time that
family and loved ones will remember that Senator Byrd is now at
peace with the Risen Lord and, with his late wife Erma Ora Byrd,
is experiencing Perfect Joy."
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com)
Byrd was first elected in 1953 and,
after the Roe v. Wade decision, with Congress casting votes on abortion,
he frequently took the pro-abortion side.
However, according to the National
Right to Life Committee, Byrd has just a 33 percent pro-life voting
record in 2005-2006, only a 36 percent pro-life voting record from 2003-2004
and scored a 0 percent pro-life rating from 2001-2002.
More recently, Byrd had a 0 percent
pro-life voting record in 2009-2010 as he voted for the health care
bill that contained massive taxpayer funding of abortions and against
the Mexico City Policy that prevents tax-funding of groups that promote
and perform abortions in other nations.