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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them The Least of the Least of Our Brethren

Right before Halloween I told you the story of how the remains of 17 unborn babies murdered by abortion were found in a dumpster in Lansing MI. (No This Is NOT a Scene From a Horror Movie, This Is Real Life) These 17 babies weren't even accorded a little dignity by the abortion clinics. Well, I can now report that a date has been set for their remains to be laid to rest. On 20 November 2010 Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing will celebrate a funeral Mass for them & preside at their burial.
The fact that they were treated like yesterday's leftovers is a graphic image of how the "culture of death" attacks the dignity of all human beings who are made in the image & likeness of God. These 17 murder victims deserved so much better than they got.
These 17 children may have been denied that dignity in life, but they will be accorded at least a little of it in death.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord.
& Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them. *

By Deacon Keith Fournier
11/9/2010
Catholic Online (http://www.catholic.org/)
Why are four thousand preborn children slaughtered every day?
'These are the very least of Christ's brethren, the poorest of the poor. Why are these aborted babies the very least? Because they're small, helpless, utterly and completely dependent? Yes. Because in terms of what the world values, they didn't contribute anything? Yes. But the real reason is because they received the least charity. Indeed, while they lived, they received no charity at all.'
LANSING, MI (Catholic Online) - Citizens for a Pro-Life Society has announced that Bishop Earl Boyea of the Diocese of Lansing will celebrate the funeral Mass for 17 victims of abortion and preside at their burial on November 20, 2010. I wrote about these children in an article entitled "Children Found in Dumpsters in Two Cities: When our Children Become Trash"
The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Cathedral, 219 Seymour Avenue--located on the corner of Seymour and Ionia Streets in the heart of Lansing, Michigan. The babies will be buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Lansing, Michigan. The Citizens for a Pro-Life Society indicated in their Press Release, "These aborted babies were retrieved from the trash by pro-life activist Chris Veneklase on February 26, 2010.
"They were killed in January of this year at the Woman's Choice abortion clinic in Lansing and dumped into a trash container that services the office park where the clinic is located. The 17 bags that contained the babies' remains were marked with the mother's full names and the date of their abortion. CPLS joined Veneklase in several subsequent trash dumpster searches-- both of the Womans Choice clinic in Lansing and its sister clinic in Saginaw. Extensive medical waste and several patient records were discovered."
Accompanying their Press Release the Citizens for a Pro-Life Society released this moving eulogy given by a hero of the unborn, Dr. Monica M. Miller on August 6, 1988 at the Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, FL., when 721 babies, killed by abortion, were buried:

Eulogy of Dr. Monica M. Miller for the Children Killed by Abortion

"We are gathered here today to perform the seventh corporal work of mercy, to bury the dead. Ironically, the last work of mercy-to bury the dead- is the first kindness shown to these little ones killed in the abortion mills.
"Our Lord, hung on the cross, was held in scorn- reviled, hated, rejected by His own people. These unborn babies have been taken up into his suffering and when we took their bodies off of the loading dock, it was as if we had taken Christ off the cross.
"These are the very least of Christ's brethren, the poorest of the poor. Why are these aborted babies the very least? Because they're small, helpless, utterly and completely dependent? Yes. Because in terms of what the world values, they didn't contribute anything? Yes. But the real reason is because they received the least charity. Indeed, while they lived, they received no charity at all.
"This is the key to ending the holocaust: charity. We must show real love toward those whom the world hates. We must become saints and be filled with the compassion of saints. Why are four thousand preborn children slaughtered every day? This slaughter is a harvest of hate and despair- hate for God and the mystery and beauty of creation and despair over human existence itself.
"A return to true Christian charity: this is what will end abortion. And it is not a very easy route, but it's the only one that will really work.
"These are the bodies of God's children crushed up in a scream of "no" to Him. These are real people who really lived once, who were really killed, and so over their bodies, that bear literally in their limbs the horror of their deaths, we mourn.
"It is the faith of the Church that must sustain us, that enduring faith that teaches against all despair that the dead shall rise. These babies, baptized in their blood, shall rise. Seven hundred and twenty-one human beings shall rise from this tomb. Justice will be done for them.
" Jesus has promised it to us and to them. He shall wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, mourning, crying out, or pain, for the former world has passed away."
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* Some times it is difficult to find the right words when writing about a horror like this. & just as difficult to hold back the tears or the anger. The death of each one of these children is a loss to all of us. & 17 more reminders of why this horrible holocaust must be put to an end forever. this slaughter cannot be allowed to go on or we will have to face God's justice as a society to answer for it. & I do mean we, as we are a part of this culture & we cannot just sit back & let it continue. We must continue the battle & not grow weary or give up.. As I have said before, we must start, end & undergird our efforts with prayer. May God strengthen our efforts & give us the courage to continue the battle.

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