December 11th, 2007 03:11 EST
Vote Life, Canada! Decries Honours Heaped by Montreal's Cardinal Turcotte on Chief Justice Antonio Lamer
The recent funeral of Canada's former Chief Justice Antonio Lamer was presided over in Montreal's Cathedral by Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte who described Lamer as "a giant of the law," claiming that his passion for justice would make the whole world more peaceful and serene and intimating that his style of justice pleased God.
"What scandalous and absurd remarks were these and others made by the Cardinal," protests Eric Alcock, President of Vote Life, Canada! "This event illustrates well the case made in our "Open Letter" that the Catholic Bishops of Canada are sustaining and fostering a pseudo-catholicism which has overtaken Canada and fatally blinded the vast majority of Catholics to the true tenets of Catholicism."
The truth says Alcock, is that "Lamer practically denied the concept of Common Good, as set forth by Church teaching, and pursued his own perverse notion of individual liberty and autonomy as a democratic right, thereby denying God's true justice."
"Incredibly, by his own testimony at times, he sought to divorce legal considerations from morality, the Judeo-Christian tradition, and the absolute law of God, urging Canadians to accept the secular nature of Canadian society demanded by the Charter of Rights. This is the secularization link to which Catholic Bishops like Marc Ouellet appear blind; a link which starts in every Bishop's own diocese through a failure to adopt a faithful (to official teachings), comprehensive and determined approach to Catholic catechesis and exacerbated by a serious neglect of Catholic discipline mandated by Holy Scripture and Tradition. Both failures make it impossible to prevent- and rout-the radical anti-life and anti-family politics or 'democracy' espoused by renegade Catholics like Lamer."
"A solid orthodox Catholic faith would have uniquely positioned Lamer to guide Canada safely through the choppy complex waters of Charter interpretations for the greater Common Good of Canada," observed Alcock. "But his pseudo-catholic faith, imbibed and lived out approvingly under the tutelage of Canada's pseudo- catholic Bishops, led rather to the dismemberment of millions of unborn children and also the intense assault on family and marriage."
Alcock maintains that Lamer's spurious Catholicism and the nation-wide scandal it spawned ought to have provoked the firm rebuke and correction of some Canadian Bishop aiming to preserve the Common Good, protect the innocent and defenseless and save faithful Catholics and other Christians from devastating confusion. According to Catholic teaching, scandal is defined as "an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil."
"The fact that not one Canadian Bishop is on record addressing this long term national scandal testifies to the pervasive and spiritually corrupting effect of pseudo-catholicism. The lukewarmness, heresy or in some cases outright rebellion towards official Church teachings by Canada's Bishops has clearly left them susceptible to gross deception and manipulation by the devil.
"What a grievous time in our nation's history when the most urgent and charitable work in Canada is to summon Catholic Bishops, the God given shepherds of our nation, to flee the wrath of God and return to the true faith."