Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Home » Frontpage » Currently Reading:

Prelate Notes Unworthy Communions . . . San Francisco Pro-Life Rally Urged To Continue Fight

January 31, 2016 Frontpage No Comments


SAN FRANCISCO — As an African pro-life leader saluted U.S. pro-lifers and urged them to continue their fight for babies and moms around the world, two American pro-life strategists told The Wanderer of plans to help keep abortion giant Planned Parenthood in disarray.
This was part of the scene January 23 at the nation’s second-largest annual pro-life gathering, the Walk for Life West Coast, which assembles on the broad plaza in front of San Francisco City Hall for speeches, then marches curb-to-curb on major thoroughfare Market Street through downtown.
Before the 12:30 p.m. rally, Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone celebrated a packed 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, which looks down from a hilltop onto City Hall. He commented in his homily about Catholics who unworthily receive the Eucharist.
Cordileone didn’t mention names. However, local Democratic Cong. Nancy Pelosi has become renowned for energetically promoting the Culture of Death while claiming to be a faithfully practicing Catholic and receiving Communion.
At the rally, Nigerian-born speaker Obianuju Ekeocha, looking out over tens of thousands of participants, exclaimed, “I am so excited by the crowd I see here today!. . . I bring you greetings from the pro-life movement throughout the continent of Africa….You are such an example for every pro-life person in the world.”
The founder and president of Culture of Life Africa (cultureof
lifeafrica.com), Ekeocha said pro-lifers speak truth to power. She added: “I tell you as a woman, we should never have to buy success with the blood of our babies. . . . Authentic development should not be paid with the blood of the innocent.”
Congratulating “the great pro-life movement you are in America,” Ekeocha said the right to life of unborn babies must extend from San Francisco to California to the United States and the world.
A few weeks before she arrived for this rally, Ekeocha gave an email interview to The Wanderer that criticized U.S. government attempts to impose a Culture of Death on Africa. (See p. 1 of the January 14, 2016 hardcopy edition, “African pro-lifer to warn S.F. rally of Obama’s ‘path of destruction’ for her continent.”)
Speaking with The Wanderer just before he addressed the January 23 rally, David Daleiden, leader of the California-based Center for Medical Progress (CMP), said production work is continuing on more video material that exposes the abortion industry.
CMP’s videos that began to be released last summer shocked millions of people around the nation over abortionists’ barbarity and greed — although abortion-loving dominant media reacted with a fury of evasion and denial of the video facts.
Daleiden told The Wanderer that “we will have a lot more content coming out in the near future.”
People’s access to information through their personal electronic devices, beyond the control of pro-abortion editors, means “a whole democratization of information that can’t be covered up,” he said.
Planned Parenthood is “on the ropes all across the country” because of the video revelations, Daleiden said, but PP fears another shoe still is going to drop against it.
PP hired private investigators against himself and a few of his colleagues, Daleiden said, but the one assigned against him was so unskilled that she was caught “right outside my door. She was trespassing, so she’s not a very good PI.”
Daleiden said he lives in California’s Orange County, where CMP is based, but he declined to be more specific for the record about the location.
Two days after speaking with The Wanderer, Daleiden as well as an associate were indicted on contrived charges by the Harris County, Texas, grand jury, even though the jury cleared Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast of any wrongdoing.
Charged with an offense of offering to purchase human fetal tissue, Daleiden noted in a January 25 news release that “buying fetal tissue requires a seller as well. Planned Parenthood still cannot deny the admissions from their leadership about fetal organ sales captured on video for all the world to see.”
Daleiden never intended actually to make the purchase, but PP executives in the videos repeatedly spoke of being paid for providing baby organs.
The editors of National Review noted in a January 26 post titled, “In Houston, a dubious indictment,” that Texas has a reputation as “the American capital of politically motivated prosecutions.”
Libertarian-inclined legal expert Andrew Napolitano said on Fox News that “a political prosecutor” had overstepped herself. “Absolutely this is a political hit job,” Napolitano said.
Another leading pro-life activist who spoke with The Wanderer during the San Francisco rally was Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life (priestsforlife.org), who said a training program is to begin in February for pro-lifers to take jobs in the abortion industry.
This way PP won’t know for sure who’s working for it, both as volunteers and paid employees, Pavone said. “We want to sow the seeds of distrust within the abortion industry.”
Asked how these pro-lifers would avoid doing actual abortion work, he replied, “We’re going to have to see how it develops.”
Pavone said he announced the project a few days earlier, outside a PP facility under construction in Washington, D.C.
Some of the information learned within abortuary walls can be revealed publicly, he said, but other items can be turned over to government prosecutors privately, to assist in their investigations.
“A number of prosecutors are doing this (conducting unreported investigations) right now across the country,” Pavone said.
Daleiden told the rally crowd that the CMP videos “are tapping into something very deep in our country. . . . The response we’re seeing all across the country . . . should give us a lot of hope.”
In his morning homily at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Cordileone warned against “allowing ourselves to be subject to the influences all around us that promote the Culture of Death.”
The archbishop’s prepared text was titled: “God’s mercy in the Eucharist leads us from the darkness of death to the light of life.”
“Our worship of God is the heart of the matter: if we have any hope of rightly ordering our society, then our worship of God must be rightly ordered, and worthily centered around the Eucharist,” Cordileone said.
“Far from a simple gesture of welcome, the Eucharist is Christ’s one perfect sacrifice made present to us, such that no one should dare approach except ‘with the fear of God, faith and love’. . . . The heart of the matter is right here: in how we approach Holy Communion and behave in our act of worship, in doing everything possible to ensure that we receive worthily,” he preached.
“If we do not understand this, and instead assume a casual attitude toward the most solemn mystery of God’s life in our midst, how can we possibly expect to instill a sense of respect for the human life around us? As St. Paul says, ‘Whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily…eats and drinks judgment on himself’,” the archbishop said.
At the rally, Cordileone imparted an apostolic blessing from Pope Francis, who “sends warm greetings and his assurance of his closeness in prayer to all taking part in the annual Walk for Life West Coast.”
The Wanderer personally encountered Cordileone later, as pro-lifers were moving from the rally to walk down Market Street.
Asked if he had anyone certain in mind when he preached about unworthily receiving the Eucharist, Cordileone replied, “It has a broad application,” adding that he noticed a decline in understanding about proper reception of this sacrament.

The Slave Market

Nigerian-born pro-life leader Ekeocha told the rally that her Culture of Life Africa organization tracks what’s happening with the push to legalize abortion around the continent. “We don’t want it!”
The pro-abortion governments of wealthier, bigger nations are saying African countries have to legalize abortion, and they want to punish countries that don’t comply, Ekeocha said.
A longtime speaker at the event, New Jersey Baptist Pastor Clenard Childress Jr., denounced abortion as “the horror that is going on every day in America.”
Childress is founder of BlackGenocide.org, which calls attention to how African-American babies are targeted for abortion.
Saying the NAACP doesn’t want to hear about the abortion issue, Childress exclaimed, “If you ignore it, we’ve got to get in your faces with it.”
Recalling the biblical teaching that a person who succors the hungry and thirsty is succoring Christ Himself, Childress said Christ also is an unborn baby being aborted. “You’re doing it to Me!”
“The slave market is still alive when . . . you’re selling body parts,” the pastor said.
Latino music icon Jesus Emmanuel Arturo Acha Martinez — popularly called Emmanuel — warned the rally, “There’s a movement throughout the entire world to destroy the family….But there’s a greater movement, the movement of God.”
Emmanuel said he felt more comfortable speaking in Spanish, but his daughter would translate for him.
Pro-life marches show support for pro-life by millions of Americans and millions of Latino people, he said.
God “will give us hands to embrace all the women who suffer” in the abortion culture, he said.
In recent years, the 12-year-old San Francisco rally and walk has been estimated at 50,000 people or more, while pro-abortion protesters, never a significantly large number, had dwindled to a couple of hundred or so people grouped along Market Street.
Sarah Saccone, who runs an adoption home near San Diego, came north for the San Francisco rally.
Saccone told The Wanderer that the abortion advocates’ familiar black and orange posters for “Abortion on demand and without apology” show “it always seems they’re carrying so much pain,” screaming and holding coat hangers.
They could be reacting with fear this year, she said, “when Planned Parenthood is under fire as it is.”
The Wanderer asked a Walk media representative for a crowd estimate this year and received this reply:
“Organizers would not give a firm number of attendees, saying only ‘tens of thousands,’ but crowd size was consistent with recent years, where local mainstream media estimated 50,000 to 55,000 people.”

A Step Back

This year northern California’s largest daily paper, the broadsheet San Francisco Chronicle, gave the top half of the third page of its “Bay Area” section to the rally and walk, under the headline, “Thousands rally against abortion,” accompanied by one large color photo of more than 20 people’s heads on the Market Street walk.
This was a step back from last year’s surprising coverage, which was the top story on the Bay Area section’s front page and had four color photos including a sweeping crowd shot.
Both years’ stories, however, failed to quote any of the rally speakers but instead ran comments by people on the street on both sides of the issue.
Still, the Chronicle didn’t bury the story or try to make each side of the turnout seem about equal in size, as it did previously.

Share Button

2017 The Wanderer Printing Co.

Twitter Feed

Wow—first, Dreamers shafted by Obama, who enforced DACA w/o congressional approval & failed to ensure them a permanent path to citizenship, and now they’re left hanging by Pelosi & her ilk. Maybe Dems don’t care about them as much as they pretend to?

BBC Breaking News on Twitter

“Trump offers Democrats deal on immigration in bid to end shutdown but top Democrat Pelosi calls it "unacceptable" https://t.co/edz3WEREm3&#8221...


it is striking how so many advocates of abortion in public life cling to their frayed fabric of fantasy and repeat the mantra — “I’m personally opposed but. . . .” https://t.co/TwIrf7G6GT

Load More...

Trump defends Covington students, says they were ‘treated unfairly…smeared by media’

January 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Tonight, President Donald Trump tweeted in support of the Covington Catholic High School students “smeared by media,” noting early judgments about the kids’ encounter with a Native American activist were proven to be false. Trump tagged Tucker…Continue Reading

Priest gives pulpit to homosexual partners to share ‘witness’ story prior to Sunday Mass

Update Jan. 18, 2019: St. Joan of Arc pulled the video this morning of the two homosexual men giving their pre-Mass presentation. We are now using a source for the video provided by Complicit Clergy.  MINNEAPOLIS, MN, January 17, 2019…Continue Reading

China’s crackdown on Christians continues

Beijing, China, Jan 15, 2019 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A campaign by the Chinese government to ‘Sinicize’ religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far west of the country, and the closing of underground churches…Continue Reading

Cdl. Wuerl will not celebrate youth Mass prior to March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Embattled Cardinal Donald Wuerl will not celebrate the Archdiocese of Washington’s January 18 Mass for Life, which is scheduled to occur before the annual March for Life. Instead, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to…Continue Reading

Support Archbishop Viganò on his 78th birthday!

January 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, turns 78 years old today. Born in northern Italy, Archbishop Viganò was ordained to the priesthood in 1968. He spent the next several…Continue Reading

Cdl. Burke: Pope Francis’ response to abuse crisis is ‘more confusing than anything’

January 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke told German TV in a January 8 interview that Pope Francis’ response to the abuse crisis is “confusing.” Cardinal Burke stated that Pope Benedict was “very clear on this [matter of abuse],”…Continue Reading

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Trashes Pro-Life People: You’re “Not in Line With Society”

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s radically pro-abortion prime minister, blasted pro-life advocates Wednesday amid a nation-wide outrage about barring pro-life groups from a federal grant program. “An organization that has the explicit purpose of restricting women’s rights by removing rights to abortion,…Continue Reading

Cardinal’s trial puts French Church in glare of Catholic abuse scandal

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon goes on trial on Monday charged with failing to act on historical allegations of sexual abuse of boy scouts by a priest in his diocese. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin is the highest-profile cleric to be…Continue Reading

Trudeau to issue new coin commemorating decriminalizaton of gay sex

OTTAWA, January 4, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has granted the Royal Mint permission to release a new one-dollar coin designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his father’s decriminalization of homosexuality. Trudeau’s government approved the coin…Continue Reading


ST. LOUIS, Mo. (ChurchMilitant.com) – Cardinal Blase Cupich is slated to be the keynote speaker at the annual conference for a notorious dissident priests’ organization. The annual assembly of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) will take place in June 2019, and…Continue Reading

Vatican spokesman, deputy, resign over strategy differences

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican spokesman and his deputy resigned on Monday over disagreements on strategy, ending a year of upheaval in the Holy See’s communications structure. A brief Vatican statement gave no reason for the resignations. Spokesman Greg…Continue Reading

Chinese city bans public displays of Christmas, cites ‘clean city’ as reason

LANGFANG, China, December 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A city in China has issued a sweeping ban on Christmas-related decorations, public celebrations, and advertisements, claiming it’s necessary to keep the city clean for an upcoming awards contest. Christmas is not an…Continue Reading

Untitled 5 Untitled 2

Attention Readers:

  Welcome to our website. Readers who are familiar with The Wanderer know we have been providing Catholic news and orthodox commentary for 150 years in our weekly print edition.

  Our daily version offers only some of what we publish weekly in print. To take advantage of everything The Wanderer publishes, we encourage you to su
bscribe to our flagship weekly print edition, which is mailed every Friday or, if you want to view it in its entirety online, you can subscribe to the E-edition, which is a replica of the print edition.
  Our daily edition includes: a selection of material from recent issues of our print edition, news stories updated daily from renowned news sources, access to archives from The Wanderer from the past 10 years, available at a minimum charge (this will be expanded as time goes on). Also: regularly updated features where we go back in time and highlight various columns and news items covered in The Wanderer over the past 150 years. And: a comments section in which your remarks are encouraged, both good and bad, including suggestions.
  We encourage you to become a daily visitor to our site. If you appreciate our site, tell your friends. As Catholics we must band together to rediscover our faith and share it with the world if we are to effectively counter a society whose moral culture seems to have no boundaries and a government whose rapidly extending reach threatens to extinguish the rights of people of faith to practice their religion (witness the HHS mandate). Now more than ever, vehicles like The Wanderer are needed for clarification and guidance on the issues of the day.

Catholic, conservative, orthodox, and loyal to the Magisterium have been this journal’s hallmarks for five generations. God willing, our message will continue well into this century and beyond.

Joseph Matt
President, The Wanderer Printing Co.

Untitled 1

Interview With Cardinal Burke . . . Discriminating Mercy: Defending Christ And His Church With True Love


  By DON FIER (Editor’s Note: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Founder of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis., graciously took time out of his busy schedule to grant The Wanderer a wide-ranging interview during a recent visit to the Shrine. Included among the topics…Continue Reading

Developing Lives Of Peace After The Heart Of Mary

By RAYMOND LEO CARDINAL BURKE (Editor’s Note: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke delivered the address below at the 32nd Annual Church Teaches Forum, “The Message of Fatima: Peace for the World,” Galt House, Louisville, Ky., July 22, 2017. The address is reprinted here with the kind permission of Cardinal Burke. All rights reserved. This is part one of the…Continue Reading


Today . . .

Vatican doubles down: denies Pope knew of sexual allegations against Argentine bishop

ROME, January 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican is doubling down on claims it knew nothing about Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta’s alleged sexual abuse of seminarians when Pope Francis appointed him to a key position that handles the Holy See’s real estate and financial holdings. In a statement released today, the Vatican insisted they only heard of the allegations in autumn 2018. This, despite claims earlier this week from the bishop’s former vicar general that the Pope was informed of the allegations in…Continue Reading

Pope Francis issues decree suppressing ‘Ecclesia Dei’

ROME, January 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As had been anticipated for several weeks, Pope Francis has formally suppressed the pontifical commission charged with keeping traditional Catholics united with the Successor of Peter, and has transferred its duties to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). In a “motu proprio” signed on Jan. 17 and released today (see full text below), the Pope decreed that the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei be abolished, but that all of its work “of vigilance, promotion…Continue Reading

Trump promises to veto any abortion legislation in March for Life address


WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In a surprise appearance, President Donald Trump addressed pro-life advocates at the 2019 March for Life, telling them that “every life is worth protecting” and that he will veto any legislation that crosses his desk that “weakens the protection of human life.” “Today, I have signed a letter to Congress to make clear that if they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the

How to watch March for Life 2019 LIVE

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Today, marchers will gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for a series of speeches and music before marching to the Supreme Court building, where Roe v. Wade forced all 50 states to allow abortion in 1973. EWTN is offering live coverage of the 20

Vatican: Abuse summit to help bishops know ‘what they need to do’

Vatican City, Jan 16, 2019 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Just over a month ahead of the much-anticipated February meeting on sex abuse, the Vatican said the summit’s goal is for bishops to leave the meeting knowing clearly what it is they need to do to stop the abuse of minors. According to a statement by papal spokesperson Alessandro Gisotti Jan. 16, the February meeting “has a concrete purpose: the goal is that all of…Continue Reading


Unity And Tyranny

By DONALD DeMARCO When an interviewer asked what keeps him up at night, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of the “polarization” that “really does worry me.” One of the responsibilities of the leader of a nation is to encourage unity. In this regard, it would appear that Trudeau’s expressed concern is congruent with that…Continue Reading

McCarrick Accuser Says . . . “Unfathomable” That Wuerl Forgot Allegations

By ED CONDON WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) — The man who made a 2004 accusation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick said January 16 he is in disbelief after Donald Cardinal Wuerl told him he forgot about the allegation sometime after becoming Washington’s archbishop in 2006. In a January 15 letter, Wuerl wrote to Washington, D.C.,…Continue Reading

St. Jerome Emiliani… A Father To All The Fatherless

By RAY CAVANAUGH St. Jerome Emiliani transformed from a spiritually wayward young man into a priest known for inexhaustible charity — even though such charity was a hazardous occupation in a sixteenth-century Italy often stricken by plague. His transformation would ultimately lead to sainthood and a universal patronage. February 8 is his feast day. Born…Continue Reading

Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War With Iran?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “Stop the ENDLESS WARS!” implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday, January 13 night tweet. Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on his national security adviser, for a U.S. war on Iran would be a dream come true for John Bolton. Last September, when Shiite militants…Continue Reading

Pope To Diplomats . . . Remember Transcendent Dimension Of Human Persons

By HANNAH BROCKHAUS VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Upholding the dignity of the human person and the rule of law are essential for good politics, Pope Francis said January 7 to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See. Such politics promote the common good and establish and maintain peace between nations, he said, by…Continue Reading


Our Catholic Faith (Section B of print edition)

The Word Of God Is Intended For Everyone

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Third Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR C) Readings: Neh. 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 1 Cor. 12:12-30 Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 The Church is very clear in teaching us that every person is created equal. Sadly, many people have difficulty believing this teaching or, if it is believed in the mind, putting it into practice has proven to be…Continue Reading

A Leaven In The World… Sin And Clericalism: Two Different Things

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK Often one points now to those outside of the visible confines of the Church to find persons who actually follow the teachings of the Church. Many Catholic schools have already commenced a compromise with the inevitable onslaught of child enrollments for families of same-sex parents. Give in on marriage redefinition and redefine the family as…Continue Reading

The Authority Of Bishops… Answering Objections Leveled Against The Priesthood

By RAYMOND DE SOUZA, KM Part 9 In this article we respond to objections against the Catholic priesthood. The first and most common objection is: “The words ‘priest’ and ‘bishop’ are not in the Bible.” Reply: It is amazing how the objections coming from Protestants — and even from some superficial Catholics — are so inconsistent. Every Protestant believes in…Continue Reading

The Theological Virtues — Charity

By DON FIER As we reflected last week on Pope Benedict XVI’s brilliant critique of the crisis of hope in the modern world as set forth in his 2007 encyclical Spe Salvi (SS), we saw that for many, “hope in the Kingdom of God has been displaced by hope in the kingdom of man, the hope of a better world…Continue Reading

Catholic Replies

Q. It is my understanding that if a priest is removed from active service, the bishop continues to support him financially. Am I right? Is there a similar obligation if the priest is laicized? I would suppose there is no such obligation of support if the priest decides he doesn’t want to be a priest anymore and walks away. Does…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes… St. John Calabria

By CAROLE BRESLIN St. Teresa of Calcutta answered a call within a call by founding the Missionaries of Charity to help the poorest of the poor in Calcutta, India. Soon her apostolic endeavors to serve the most destitute of persons spread throughout the world, while she said that the greatest poverty is in the West where people do not know…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes . . . St. Anthony Of Egypt, Abbot

By CAROLE BRESLIN While we can understand that God is infinite, it is difficult to comprehend the stretch of such infinity. Certainly our finite minds cannot begin to comprehend it. Hence, since our minds are finite, the more we have cluttering our minds with worldly affairs such as possessions, relationships, and activities, the less time and room we have in…Continue Reading