No “wall flower” when it comes to the culture wars, Bishop Thomas Paprocki (Springfield, IL), has weighed in concerning undercover videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss the sale of tissue and body parts from aborted babies. In a video response, Paprocki says that the
…moral decadence of our 21st century Western world now rivals the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Historians tell us that abortion and infanticide were widespread, commonplace, and for the most part legal in the classical world of the Greeks and Romans. Perhaps if they had the technology at the time, they would have sold fetal body parts for profit.
Since the moral decadence of our 21st century Western world now rivals the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, it should not surprise us that the nationwide abortion provider Planned Parenthood has been exposed for trafficking and selling the body parts of aborted babies.
I say we should not be surprised, but we still should be shocked and appalled at this moral depravity.
Bishop Paprocki went on to note that “the sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.”
In response to Planned Parenthood leaders' insistence that the fetal body parts are being “donated” rather than sold, Paprocki then observed:
Unborn babies are absolutely unable to consent to donating their organs, and the harvesting of their organs involves the premeditated killing of these babies.
If that’s not bad enough, Bishop Paprocki had the temerity to criticize President Obama for not speaking out against Planned Parenthood:
President Obama, in 2013, was the first sitting President to address Planned Parenthood, telling them: “I want you to know that you’ve got a President who’s going to be right there with you fighting every step of the way.
What have we heard about this expose of Planned Parenthood from the White House, which was illuminated in rainbow colors when the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the country?
Silence. Deafening silence.
The Motley Monk can hear the stormy petrels: “A bull in a china shop.” “Ham-handed sluggard.” “Retro, patriarchal misogynist.”
The trouble for his detractors is that Bishop Paprocki is 63 years old. He has 12 more years before he reaches the mandatory retirement age for bishops.
Ad multos annos, Bishop Paprocki!
Let the discussion begin…