Mallon's Media Watch

Mallon's Media Watch

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Amnesty International Debacle

Human Rights

Political Prisoners in the Womb for Inside the Vatican, Status Ecclesiae Column, July/August 2006

Prisonniers politiques dans l'utérus (Political Prisoners in the Womb-en Français) Translation by Stefan Jetchick

No Amnesty for the Unborn? The following article appeared under the title "Abortion: a Right?" in the July/August, 2006, English International Edition of Messenger of St. Anthony (Padua, Italy), It is reprinted here with their kind permission.

Amnesty International: What Part of Human Rights Don’t You Understand? Guest Commentary for Fr. Tom Euteneuer’s Spirit & Life Newsletter, Human Life International, August 24, 2007

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

My nomination for a Millstone award:

Look at this article:

A betrothal proposal

Then do a Google on Michael G. Lawler and Gail S. Risch

This passes for moral reasoning:

Recent focus groups of young Catholic adults on “problematic aspects of church teaching” found that they disagreed with church teaching on premarital sex and cohabitation and do not see a fundamental difference in a loving relationship before and after a wedding. Our experience with young adults leads us to doubt the claim that they are living in sin. It would appear closer to the truth that they are growing, perhaps slowly but nonetheless surely, into grace.

The most recent and respected marriage research identifies two kinds of cohabitors: those who are not committed to marriage, whom we name “non-nuptial cohabitors,” and those already committed to marriage, perhaps even engaged, whom we name “nuptial cohabitors.”

“Couples who live together with no definite plan to marry are in a completely different situation from cohabiting couples already committed to marrying one another.”

Not married to old ideas

Young adult Catholics have decidedly different views about marriage from those of previous generations. Among the surprising opinions they tell focus group researchers:

• Many participants affirm marriage as an important goal but say they do not know what the church teaches about it.

• They cite confusion about church teaching because church leaders send mixed messages about sex, contraception, and divorce/annulment.

• Some disagree with church teaching on premarital sex and cohabitation.

• They do not see a difference between a loving relationship before and after a wedding.

• The most common area of disagreement with church teaching is contraception.

• Marriage preparation should begin earlier than just before the wedding, optimally in the family, certainly in high school.

• Young couples should be matched with older married couples to mentor them before and after their wedding.

• A majority do not see parishes as helpful to them before or after their wedding.

—MGL and GSR

So “what they feel” “do not see” or their “views” trump Divine Revelation...

Arrrggghh! (You’d think after 25 years of this crap I’d be used to it...)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Final Installment on Father Tom Euteneuer's series on contraception: Should We Deny Communion to Dissenters on Church Teachings?

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Father Tom Euteneur's third installment on his series on Contraception: Is the World Overpopulated?

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Father Euteneuer's Video Series on Contraception, Part 2:
Is NFP Just Catholic contraception? No. Father Euteneuer explains:

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Father Euteneuer's Video Series on Contraception, Part 1

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Father Euteneuer: Amnesty International
Would be their ‘Own Enemy’

FRONT ROYAL, VA — “If Amnesty International (AI) drops their neutral stance on
abortion they will have become their own enemy, and become complicit in one of the
greatest human rights abuses of all time: abortion on demand,” said Rev. Thomas J.
Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International (HLI).

“It was bad enough they were neutral on the crime of abortion in the first place, but if they
drop even that they switch sides to stand on the side of tyrants and genocide throughout
history,” Father Euteneuer said. “The failure to see the plight of the unborn for the
injustice that it is represents a grave moral blindness, not a sensitivity to the oppressed.”

Father Euteneuer was responding reports that Amnesty International, UK, has endorsed
legal abortion. An International Council meeting is scheduled for August 2007 in Mexico
to decide the issue worldwide.

“The international abortion lobby has been trying to have abortion declared a ‘human
right’ by trying to manipulate UN conferences and international treaty instruments. Thus
far they have failed.” Father Euteneuer said. “If AI caves to this pressure, it would
represent not principle, but abandonment of principle to ugly, bald-faced ideology. It
would render every unborn child—especially in the developing world—a political prisoner
in the womb.”

“If they go through with this,” he added, “they will have lost one of their strongest allies in
the cause of human rights: the Catholic Church.”

“Peter Benenson,” the Catholic convert and lawyer who founded Amnesty International in
1961, “must be rolling in his grave.” Father Euteneuer said.

Human Life International

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sean Hannity attacked Father Euteneuer (absurdly) asking essentally why he was picking on him and not doing something on the priest scandals. Of course father Tom was disgusted by the scandals. Sean said he never read any articles by Fr. Tom on this. Apparently he didn't bother to look. Here is a partial list of his work on this and other scandals. For more go here. (Individual links to follow)

Fr. Euteneuer’s comments on sex abuse scandal and other Catholic issues

May 5, 2003—To Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and 48 “Catholic” Apostates in Congress

September 22, 2005—You Can’t Have It Both Ways [on homosexuals in the seminary]

Spirit and Life e-newsletter:

October 27, 2006— Father Drinan and Attila the Hun

October 6, 2007— Clerical Contraception

August 25, 2006— An Open Letter to [“Catholic”] Melinda Gates

May 5, 2006—The Condom Anti-Pope

April 21, 2006—High Profile Apostasy [concerning “Catholics” Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes]

February 10, 2006—Clerical Faith Abuse

Various press releases and statements:

October 4, 2006—HLI Responds to Reports that Foley was Victim of Sexual Molestation by Clergyman

March 1, 2006—Catholic House Democrats publicly defy Catholic teaching on Abortion

February 1, 2006—Catholic Priest responds to Senate Democrats’ nearly unanimous opposition to Justice Alito

July 9, 2005—Catholic Priest reminds Senate Democrats of Article VI of the United States Constitution

July 16, 2004—HLI Calls for Excommunication of St. Lucia’s Governor-General

March 14, 2002— Lucifer Was an Alumnus of Heaven Too [on “Catholic” Kim Gandy]

Saturday, March 17, 2007
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Friday, March 16, 2007

I have taken my Blog out of mothballs to defend my friend, Father Tom Euteneuer, from a cheap shot on a blog here

My reply to him in his comment box, if he uses it:

What are you talking about? Fr. Euteneuer showed great pastoral love towards Hannity performing a spiritual work of Mercy. He offered to speak to him privately in 2004 and was ignored. Hannity invited him on the show and obviously underestimated the priest. You obviously have never met Fr. Euteneuer if you think he has any time for gloating.

Why aren't you cheering that a Catholic priest had a victory in breaking through the wall of silence the media has when it comes to an intelligent presentation of the Church's position on contraception?

What is the position of this Blog on the topic?

Anyone claiming to be orthodox who besmirches Fr. Euteneuer's public witness on H&C is either jealous or has a bad case of sour grapes.

Hannity's past arrogant statements on the topic gave scandal and needed a rebuke and he got a good one from a good rock-solid priest. We don't just need more priests like Fr. Euteneuer, we need more bishops like him. (According to your Blog, so do England and Wales.)

What are you thinking?

Thursday, March 02, 2006
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Saturday, February 11, 2006