"The late Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago was an obstacle to pro-lifers’ efforts. The obtuse Cardinal promoted his “seamless garment” thesis that the brutal killing of unborn babies, the pinnacle of God’s creation, by surgical abortion, ripping their limbs, and decapitating their priceless heads from what was left of their bodies was somehow no less an evil than other social issues, that all …More
"The late Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago was an obstacle to pro-lifers’ efforts. The obtuse Cardinal promoted his “seamless garment” thesis that the brutal killing of unborn babies, the pinnacle of God’s creation, by surgical abortion, ripping their limbs, and decapitating their priceless heads from what was left of their bodies was somehow no less an evil than other social issues, that all suffering humanity deserved equal attention. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, by his authority over the third largest archdiocese in the United States with a population of around 2 1/2 million Catholics, wielded enormous influence as a stumbling block to both priests and laity alike, casting doubt in the minds of priests as to the prudence of going “all out” in urging the laity to make the pro-life issue the number one issue. Laity, likewise, were encouraged to doubt themselves if tempted to make abortion a single issue in the voting booth. Bernardin and many of his episcopal peers were very successful in planting the seed that Catholics were “narrow-minded” and somehow “bigoted” if they considered the merits of politicians solely on where the politicians stood on abortion."

Roe vs. Wade: A Failure of Episcopal Leadership? - Corpus Christi for Unity and Peace

On June 24th, 2022, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, His Sacred Heart answered the prayers of faithful Catholics of the past 50 years through …