If You Despair, Obama Really Wins
Post Election Comment from Monica Migliorino Miller, Dir. of CPS
Obama's election presents us with an opportunity for deep holiness.
With the election of Obama our nation has entered a moral dark night. As pro-lifers, as Catholics, as lovers of Jesus what is most disturbing are two things that Obama said and did that I believe reveal the darkness of his own moral character. First-- he refused to recognize the humanity of a human being born alive from a botched abortion. He actually refused to support a law that would have provided medical assistance to such persons-- but of course--that's just it! To Obama, even though born and out of the womb-- these tiny infants are still not persons to him and he believes that medical treatment should be withheld from them and they should be allowed to die! That's evil!
Secondly--Obama made the statement--completely unscripted, and completely honest: "If my teenage daughters were ever to become pregnant, I would want them to have abortions rather than be punished with a baby." Yes, he said that! And that's evil!
Yet--such a man who sees a baby as a punishment has been elected president. People actually voted for this guy! Ok yes, this is the bad news and the pro-life movement is in for one heck of a ride! But it's not all bad--that's right--it's not all bad.
This is an opportunity for the Catholic Church to get its act together--to find her prophetic voice and to be a witness against this Culture of Death in a
A few days ago I began to accept that Obama was probably going to win. I had to believe that something good would come of it. And here it is: Obama's election presents us with an opportunity for deep holiness. We are called to give ourselves to Jesus in an even more pure and profound way. We are called to be super disciples--to love Jesus more deeply and work for His kingdom with more energy and sense of mission. That's it!!
This is an opportunity for the Catholic Church to get its act together--to find her prophetic voice and to be a witness against this Culture of Death in a no-compromise mode. That's it. As John Paul II said, "Do not be afraid! Do not be afraid!”
In January (date to be announced) Citizens for a Pro-life Society will hold a special meeting of pro-life leaders to discuss strategy to move the pro-life efforts forward in a moral dark night--and to discuss ways that we can make the Church be that prophetic voice in the moral dark night that God wants her to be. I personally want to thank all of you who have worked so hard to defeat Obama. I know what it has cost you and I know the great sadness that you feel today. But God is with us--never despair. If we despair, Obama really wins!
Citizens for a Pro-Life Society