Thursday, April 2, 2009

I'm completely floored...

Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the unborn.

...By a supposed Rev. no less.

Rev. Katherine Handcock Ragsdale.

Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale who gave this 'sermon' in 2007. (It would seem Katherine has pulled the sermon from her blog.) is Catholic Culture's commentary. Damian Thompson from the Telegraph UK has also quoted Katherine's full text, for a gruesome read.

Abortion a blessing??? Abortion clinic workers, saints and heroes and engaged in holy work?? What a diabolical speech.

Here is a small snippet:

"And when a woman becomes pregnant within a loving, supportive, respectful relationship; has every option open to her; decides she does not wish to bear a child; and has access to a safe, affordable abortion – there is not a tragedy in sight -- only blessing. The ability to enjoy God’s good gift of sexuality without compromising one’s education, life’s work, or ability to put to use God’s gifts and call is simply blessing."

~Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragdale

Some things can only be cast out by prayer and fasting and abortion is the absolute horror of our time.

Lent is a good time to remind ourselves that prayer, fasting and action are continually needed, the fight for the innocent can never be put aside.
Editing: Lifesite has mentioned this Rev and her sermon in light of her being appointed to head a prestigious seminary in the last few days.

Information HT: Father Z


Leanne said...

I am shocked by his words, but prayer yes, our most useful weapon.we pray for all unborn babies every day at least twice, and to convert the hearts of those considering abortion.

Gae said...

This is so evil.Why can they not see the joy and beauty of every life. To think of the many blessings they have missed.

little sparrow , florasita , sticklady , strong tree woman said...

Hello Beautiful Anne ;-)
we are now back !
I am so glad you posted this because this is how satan works how the whole evil in the guise of good works . Denial is so very deep and supports the kingdom of satan . I found this doing my formation in discernment with DJM . His kingdom however is complete and utter Truth !
People are very easily tricked and yes even supposed good Christians even catholics partake in the denial .
We just finished our study of black history month and I was reminded how the whole slavery movement was run by those who actually called themselves good Chstian loving people . They truely believed they were pure of heart doing His work etc.
this is what I mean by how people concepts can be so warped just by satan planting one little seed . People follow each other and it grows.
I am so inspired by you Anne and am now dedicating La Familia de Guadalupe Blog for focus of prolife etc. and will share my abortion story soon to help others .
I'm going to work on a new blog dedicated to Garabandal for protection of children who are being abused .
I'll write you later e-mail style ;-) as we both love to write much .
Thank You for being a positive light dear Anne .

Allison said...

Is she a "reverand" of the church of Satan? I'm speechless. What kind of person says that an abortion is a BLESSING? :(

Lucy said...

You know when I read something like that I find it hard to pray for the souls of those involved. I want her, and those like her - but especially those who dress up murder as a blessing - to burn for eternity. Urgh. I will say an ave for her. And then one for myself and my un christian attitude.

Realmomma said...

That is so completely non-sensical. For someone in a "loving, supportive, respectful relationship" I should think the only option and the only blessing would be to have a baby -- not abort one. Craziness. So upsetting.

Anne (aussieannie) said...

I know Allison, you can't help but to wonder...

Roxie, I'd love to read your story sometime in the future, you are right about the connections between this issue and slavery.

NoriColeman said...

Thank You for exposing the devil and hishinch woman. This encourages me to pray and fast even more!