JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN: NUNS IN PANTSUITS! We copy our page here, the Sister Helen Prejean Dossier.
Profile. Death Penalty Abolitionist, Social Justice Activist, and Community Organizer; Author and Lecturer. Co-Founder of the Catholic Mobilizing Network. Sr. Prejean is based in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille. Her bishop is Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond – 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans LA 70125-3496 Phone: 504-861-9521 . Her blog.
This Dossier Exposes her BLINDNESS to the ABORTION holocaust; OBSESSION with GUILTY MURDERERS; DEFIANCE against traditional Catholic teaching; her connections with the NEW AGE FEMINISTS NUN MOVEMENTS and DISSENTING ORGANIZATIONS; and the ACLU.
SISTER HELEN ON GOD
“I’ve got to tell you what I’ve learned. When you start talking about the death penalty, there’s a deep religious underpinning. Who is God for us? It is God who demands an eye-for-an-eye. It is God who is pleased with sacrifice.
“And in the Christian tradition, there are those who say God allowed or even willed his own son, Jesus, to be sacrificed and killed on the cross in payment for our sins! And when we kill criminals we have chaplains in death houses! And when we kill criminals for their crimes God accepts their death in payment for their sins so they can go to heaven! What kind of god do we believe in?!
“What kind of father would demand the death of a son? Is this a god? Or is it an ogre, a monster, created by our own violent impulses? We project so this is God who wants vengeance, like we want vengeance. Truly there are contradictory images of God in the Bible. On which one will we model our lives?”
- Source: Prejean’s Speech at the 2008 Democratic Interfaith Gathering. Emphasis added.
- Our TRANSCRIPT from the view point of a pro-life activist: 2008 Sister Helen Prejean speech Democrat Convention pdf
Dr. Michael Savage responds to Prejean’s speech:
You [Sister Helen Prejean] are a clear and present danger, not only to the survival of America, but to the Democrat Party. … In my opinion, she is more closely associated with being a witch than a nun.
SOFT ON ABORTION
July-August 1997 St. Catherine Review: Sister Prejean “will not take a stand against abortion.”
We issue a public call for Idaho’s Catholic Bishop, Mike Driscoll, to intervene quickly and forcefully in the brewing scandal involving Sister Helen Prejean. As we reported earlier, she is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at an event to raise money for the Idaho ACLU.
Catholic League president William Donahue writes: It is no secret that the “peace and justice” crowd is soft on abortion. Sr. Helen Prejean and others like her can get quite worked up about the rights of serial murderers on death row, but they never seem to be quite as excited about the rights of innocent unborn babies. That’s because too many of them see abortion as merely unfortunate: They positively do not believe it is “intrinsically evil.”
quotes by Sister Prejean:
I don’t trust candidates who claim to be “pro life” simply because they publicly state their opposition to abortion. What good is that if they do not also work vigorously and consistently to create social conditions in which healthy babies are born, children cared for, and families thrive?
I look for “pro-life” politicians to list “eradication of poverty” as a top priority. Poverty in our nation is on the rise. During the last six years those living at or below the poverty line in the U.S. rose 17 percent. To allow even the existence of poor people in this rich nation, much less poverty on the increase, is totally unworthy of us as Americans and certainly not pro-life.
” . . . the bishop had based his decision on his reading of an article about Prejean that was published in Our Sunday Visitor last April . Datillo had two concerns, Lyons said: that Prejean might be soft on abortion and might depart from official church teaching in a book she is writing about women in the church. Lyons told Mayhew that the bishop would therefore be “uncomfortable” appearing with the famous nun.
“The article about Prejean in Our Sunday Visitor was written by Robert Holton, a senior correspondent, based on an interview with her. Holton led off with Prejean’s views on abortion.
“Sister Prejean indicated that while she is adamant about not taking human life when it comes to executing prisoners, she has an at best strained appreciation for the church’s teachings on the sanctity of unborn life, on birth control, and thinks the church is `appallingly’ unfair to women,” Holton wrote. The subhead on the article read, “Why the nun behind Dead Man Walking has a hard time seeing abortion clinics as another kind of death row.”
Prejean told Holton that she regards abortion as “much more complex than a mere choice.”
As a Catholic, Prejean should understand the fundamental teaching of the Church on abortion and capital punishment because there is a nuanced difference.
On abortion, the Catechism of the Catholic Churchstates,”Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law”
On the death penalty, the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “Today, in fact, as a consequence of the possibilities which the state has for effectively preventing crime, by rendering one who has committed an offense incapable of doing harmwithout definitely taking away from him the possibility of redeeming himselfthe cases in which the execution of the offender is an absolute necessity are very rare, if not practically non-existent.”
In other words, abortion is a crime against God while the death penalty is the exercise of a type of civil punishment in response to a heinous crime that is to be used rarely, if at all.
Combox: “I concluded that she would never touch abortion because she would loose support for her cause from those who support abortion, but oppose the death penalty, and she was not willing to take that risk. Can you imagine how differently she would be treated by the lamestream media if she publicly opposed abortion as well as the death penalty?”
Sr. Prejean was labeled pro-abortion by the Cardinal Newman Society — she gave the commencement address at a Catholic U.
The ACLU and Sr. Prejean – she was given an ACLU award in 2005. She spoke at an ACLU fundraising event. A pro-life group wrote their bishop to stop her. The Oregon ACLU announced Prejean’s October 2011 visit to Oregon. One month later, the ACLU claimed a victory over Oregon voters when Oregon’s governor placed a moratorium on the death penalty.
‘CALL TO ACTION’ organization and Sr. Prejean – Prejean is a frequent speaker at this apostate organization. Her 2000 speech at CTA’s national conference is available on CTA’s site.
Call To Action is a well-known dissenting group of “Catholics” who actively undermine the faith. I have a copy of “Call To Action or Call To Apostasy? How dissenters plan to remake the Catholic Church in their own image” by Dr. Brian Clowes. The book is available at Human Life Intl. It is well researched with citations.
The Vatican excommunicated Call To Action – CNS NEWS
Sr. Prejean doubts the crucifixion of Christ: her appearance at an interfaith gathering for the Democratic National Committee
- COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER — Following the hot topic of abortion, Sister Helen Prejean tackled another: calling for abolition of the death penalty to raucous applause at the DNC’s interfaith gathering.
- She received nothing but a stony silence, however, when she questioned the basis of the biblical crucifixion story as a “projection of our violent society.”
- “Is this a God?” Prejean asked about the belief that God allowed his son, Jesus, to be sacrificed for the sins of humanity. “Or is this an ogre?”
- The audience — to that point in strong agreement with the author of “Dead Man Walking” — said and did nothing.
Mark Shea responds (scroll down that page):
- “Sr. Helen is delusional if she thinks her New Age gospel starring a God without wrath who brings men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross is going to persuade serious Christians to trust her when she talks about the death penalty.”