“You cannot prevent killing by killing.”

“If anyone has an urge to kill someone at an abortion clinic, they should shoot me. … It’s madness. It discredits the right-to-life movement. Murder is murder. It’s madness. You cannot prevent killing by killing.” – John Cardinal O’Connor.

It’s the “Quote for the Day” from the Dish, and it’s an oldie but goodie, from 1994 after Paul Hill killed a Flordia abortionist. Better than most everything else I’ve seen in the wake of Tiller’s death.

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posted June 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm

The Christian right, and in particular Catholic conservatives and most of the cardinals these days, speak out of both sides of their mouths just like any Islamic terrorists. I’ve not seen any truly unconditional denunciations of this acts. The few that have bothered to say anything say “we don’t condone murder….but…”
Every day they preach using the language of hatred and righteous anger. By example, look at the extremem rhetoric used in the Obama/Notre Dame incident. Opponents to his visit carried on like Satan himself was coming to town. This wasn’t just from loons like Randall. This was the cardinals, in many cases. You can’t spend 364 days a year stoking an atmosphere which encourages muder and then (credibly) denounce it when it happens. At best, the pro-life crowd has been grossly irresponsible and unaware of the power of its own words. At worst, it is tacitly approving of terror to advance an agenda that cannot be won in its entirety by lawful means.

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posted June 2, 2009 at 4:54 am

Tell that to the kurds Mr. Gibson

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posted June 3, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Oh yes, all those hateful Cardinals who wrote letters to say that Catholic Universities should follow the request of the bishops and not honor politicians whose policies violate Catholic teaching. I don’t think any of the Cardinals came to the Catholic protest INSIDE Notre Dame with the bishop, some of the faculty, graduating students and their families. That protest included a Mass, a few speeches, and prayer for all concerned. Shocking.

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