One of the pro-abortion movement’s propaganda websites has put up an attack on the Sisters of Life, of all people. The crux of the piece is a bizarre accusation that the Sisters are prospering while other Church agencies that care for the poor are suffering for funds.
(You’ll have to take my word for the content of the piece — I refuse to link to such a thing. If you want a thorough demolition of the article, though, you should check out this by the invaluable Kathryn Jean Lopez)
I am offended by this hit-job for several reasons. First, of course, is that I work with the Sisters and I love them, and so I take it very personally when their honor is impugned. Second, I was offended by the sheer number of classic anti-Catholic canards that the author managed to fit in one piece. And finally, the author had the nerve to quote one of my blog posts — including citing me by name — and I just can’t stand the nerve of using my words in the context of any criticism of the Sisters.
The blind animus of the piece is shown by its indifference to basic facts.
One big falsehood underlies the piece — the implication that the Sisters of Life are fat-cat real estate barons. The funny thing is that the Sisters don’t own anything, much less a land empire. All their convents are owned by parishes or by the Knights of Columbus, who have invited the Sisters to live and work in them. They also live a serious life of poverty. If you ever want to see the evangelical counsels in real life, just spend some time with the Sisters (or drive with them in one of their second-hand cars!)
I also found what the article didn’t say about the Sisters to be as revealing as what it did mention. There was no reference to the wonderful and compassionate post-abortion healing work done by the Sisters — that subject, of course, is totally taboo for the pro-choice crowd, who deny that there are any consequences to abortion. Nor is there any comment about the Sisters’ Visitation Mission, which gives poor pregnant women the kind of pragmatic help that they need — referrals to social services, help with medical appointments, diapers, maternity clothes, and just plain friendship. To do so, naturally, would undermine the absurd “rich nuns are indifference to the poor” meme.
The oddest thing about the piece was this accusation that the Sisters don’t care about the poor. And the evidence of this is… well, nothing except some mind-reading. Could it be that there’s a little projection going on here, some guilt by the pro-choice crowd whose only “care” for the poor is to pump them full of contraceptives and kill their babies? It certainly has no relationship with reality on the Planet Earth, where we see the Sisters caring for economically disadvantaged women every day — not to mention the poorest of the poor, the innocent unborn.
The whole piece is perfect evidence of the totalitarian mindset of the Cult of Moloch, particularly their absolute intolerance of anyone who disagrees with their dogma of child sacrifice. The irony is that, as always, every accusation they make against pro-lifers is actually true about themselves.
The Cult of Moloch must be feeling a little desperate these days, if they’re resorting to attacks on the Sisters of Life, on the eve of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.