Proud to be RC

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 27, 2007

"I’m a member of the greatest religion in the world," says the woman who calls herself a Catholic.

That's promising, right?

But we're talking about abortion cheerleader Frances Kissling, as profiled by the New York Times, so you know things are going to be complicated.

When the outgoing head of "Catholics" for a Free Choice talks to the Times about this "greatest religion," the pride doesn't come through quite so clearly:

It abuses nuns, anyone who thinks, homosexuals, women who have abortions. It sexually abuses children. It treats people badly, and something has to be done to change its abusive nature.

Halfway through that quote you might be wondering what makes Catholicism so great, since the faith is such an oppressive force. But the final phrase is a tipoff. Something must be done, and needless to say it's Kissling herself who must do it-- at a substantial salary, underwritten by the Playboy and Ford foundations.

You see, when you use the Catholic Church as your punching bag, you discover that many people will pay to watch your workouts. Yessir, it's the greatest religion in the world.

But what do you do for an encore, once you've wrapped up your career in Catholic-bashing?

Ms. Kissling hopes to write a book about the value of the fetus..

Sure she does. And do you suppose those friendly foundations will be ready to subsidize that effort?

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 28, 2007 1:26 PM ET USA

    Why doesn't anyone ask her how often she attends Mass? Oh, that's right, she doesn't attend Mass, and she hasn't for years. But the MSM finds it relevant to her claim of being a Catholic that she spent a couple of months in a convent back in the 60's. What a laugh! Many nuns back then were also on the verge of apostasy, no doubt she met a few during her stint at the convent. Funny how the conscience works. "Are we Catholic?" Most emphatically, no!

  • Posted by: - Feb. 27, 2007 9:54 PM ET USA

    OK, and one other thing, "the fetus in not nothing" again from the NYT story. She's got that but what she seems to believe is that while "it's not nothing" it certainly isn't a child or even a life of any kind that might deserve the benefit of the doubt. "It" whatever "it" is must be defined solely by the woman and whatever value is placed on "it" resides solely with her. Is it me, or does that sound like a god complex?

  • Posted by: - Feb. 27, 2007 9:50 PM ET USA

    She is quoted in the NYT as "having no intention of leaving the church". She left it years ago. Has no one told her? When the Bishops start living up to their vows to teach the one true faith then people like Francis (Kerry, Kennedy et al) won't be able to pretend to be what their not.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 27, 2007 6:08 PM ET USA

    I agree with sparch. It will be easy for her to write a book about the value of the fetus and I have no doubt Hef & the Fords will underwrite her efforts. All she has to do is tabulate the value of the embryonic and fetal stem cells, wrap some rosey prose around it and publish! Do in time for the 2008 elections and you have a best seller on your hands. It might net her a talking engagement at a Catholic University, or a Dignitas Humana award from St. John's School of Theology*Seminary!

  • Posted by: - Feb. 27, 2007 2:27 PM ET USA

    The value of the fetus is strictly monetary for them. Medical fees for abortions, organ harvesting, and stem cell harvesting. The value is also how much money can be made by writing a book (by what she espouses I assume it will be a great work of fiction).

  • Posted by: - Feb. 27, 2007 2:13 PM ET USA

    Ironically; to Ms. Kissling,; the thing that makes the Church the "greatest religion in the world" is the very thing they hate the most about it. The Church has a raw power to it. They would love to wield the earthly power that 1/5th of the world's population supplies but loathe its God given power of Truth.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 27, 2007 12:05 PM ET USA

    Sure, Diogenes, the Playboy & Ford Foundations will be more than happy to subsidize anything Frances "I am the Church" Kissling writes, as long as she continues to further their cause of twisting women into their own image: (1) objects to be used for sex; (2) advocates of abortion ("pro-choice" means wanting the right to choose to slaughter pre-born children; indeed, since life is a gift from God, not a "choice," the "pro-choicers" want to reject God's gift of life & choose abortion).

  • Posted by: - Feb. 27, 2007 11:16 AM ET USA

    "Ms. Kissling hopes to write a book about the value of the fetus.." This is the bottom line of the sensitive, all-inclusive, diversity-loving extreme left. A human only has life as long as it has value. And if its life has no value to its 'owner' (parent, child or spouse, state for elderly or handicapped) it may have another 'value' in the sum of its part in death. Beware the compassion of those aligned against the Church, especially those who claim to love Her.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 27, 2007 9:33 AM ET USA

    The more audacious the lie, the more likely it will be bought by those not grounded in the Truth.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 27, 2007 9:22 AM ET USA

    There is no shame left in the world. A contemporary Mengele retires (may God have Mercy on her) and the media engines of infanticide jump up to praise her work in all its bloody murderous dimensions--while the readership of the NYT, and supporters of the Ford Foundation, et al, are said to include practicing Catholics. But are they worse than the late Fr. Drinan? And is he worse than the Jesuits who allowed him to remain a priest while he preached the benefits of slaughtering unborn children?