paint it black

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 09, 2005

Frances Kissling of Catholics for a Free Choice trains her attentions on World Youth Day, doing what she does best:

COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 8 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Today the Condoms4Life Campaign unveiled the newest phase of its public education effort to raise public awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the devastating effect of the bishops' ban on condoms as giant billboards went up in the Dom (Cathedral) metro station in Cologne, Germany, proclaiming in German, English and Spanish that "Good Catholics Use Condoms." Eye-catching posters will appear throughout the public transit system starting Friday, 12 August.

A dog will foul a patch of alien turf to leave a mark of its incursion. In the same way, and for the same reason, organisms pathologically hostile to the Catholic Church find themselves drawn to Cologne in order to uglify, to the extent possible, the atmosphere of godliness they expect to find there. Needless to say, the WYD theme of Adoration is especially offensive in their nostrils. As Pope Benedict takes his place in the air and sunlight to speak a word of hope to the assembled pilgrims, there's something fitting in the image of CFFC crouching in the mole holes of the subway twilight while they snarl the praises of sterility.

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 12, 2005 1:34 PM ET USA

    Roughly translated, isn't the message something like "illicit sex will make your hair fall off your head"?

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Aug. 10, 2005 8:17 PM ET USA

    What an image, Diogenes. Indeed, Frances "free to kill kids" Kissling & co. at CFFC are in one of the darkest mole holes on the planet. They do not want true & authentic freedom. Theirs is not a freedom drawing them to choose what is good & right. They actually want nothing but the "choice" to slaughter pre-born babies; to artificially contracept; to "have sex" with anyone & any thing. In fact, evil is exactly the thing that they want to do "freely," with no accountablity, answering to no one.

  • Posted by: Eleazar - Aug. 10, 2005 9:32 AM ET USA

    At the end of the day, all of these activists need money to develop and distribute their message. Someone needs to look into the sources of Frances Quisling's money and expose them, so that faithful Catholics can take the appropriate economic actions.

  • Posted by: Venerable Aussie - Aug. 09, 2005 7:36 PM ET USA

    O sweet joy (as LA Catholic over at has pointed out) we have a prominent West Coast Cardinal off to Cologne to give a spot of catechesis to the hungry youth of Christ's flock. Let's hope he has his (well-thumbed?) copy of JP2's Theology of the Body with him. Here's his chance to stand up and BE COUNTED. (Just thank God this year's WYD is not in Paris. I can imagine what stunt Frances Quisling would try on the Eiffel Tower).

  • Posted by: Meg Q - Aug. 09, 2005 7:29 PM ET USA

    Um, Frances, sex *is* holy, but, um . . . And "condoms4life"? You've *got* to be joking. I'm going to go lie down now. With the shades pulled and a nice cool cloth over my eyes. Praying for the kids.

  • Posted by: Ignacio177 - Aug. 09, 2005 6:48 PM ET USA

    May I draw your attention to a very fine book on the capital sin of Acedia by Horacio Bojorge, S. J. a jesuit from Uruguay: "Por mi sed me dieron vinagre". Acedia is the sadness or envy of the divine good. While charity, the ordered love of God, has the effect of causing joy acedia is the opposite effect. All but especially F. K. could benefit from a reading of this book.