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John J. Jakubczyk has been active in the Pro-Life Movement since 1975.  He served as President of Arizona Right to Life, Arizona's largest, oldest and strongest pro-life organization.  He was on the board of AzRTL for many years and now acts as the Arizona delegate to the National Right to Life Committee.  As the founder and president of Southwest Life & Law Center, he continues to use his legal skills to assist in advising, counseling and defending women, children, pro-life activists, organizations, as well as victims of abortion. A national speaker, motivator and adviser since the 1980s, he is very familiar with the history of the movement at the national level.   A founder and past president of Ville de Marie Academy, he served as a trustee for 15 years.  He has been an attorney in private practice for 35 years, is active in his church, married, the father of 11 children, and a proud grandfather.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

An Open letter to a confused priest

Normally one would discuss this subject in private with the person in the hope that such a conversation would help the person in recognizing the error of his ways. It becomes even more delicate when one is considering a Catholic priest who has stated in public that he intends to vote for Obama. Thus for reasons that begin in charity, I have chosen to address my concerns through my blog and to hope that the spirit of wisdom would permeate the words that follow so that only the will of God would occur.

I have known of this priest for years. His dedication to all things Democrat was not unknown to anyone who heard any of his homilies. His frustration and anger over events that took place in the Church concerning the importance of orthodoxy was also transparent. Unfortunately it seems to this person that many in his generation of priests may have exacerbated the problems they were seeking to remedy.

Dear Father,
Here it is less the day before the election and you have been encouraging people to vote for Barack Obama. Now it is not enough that Obama is the most thoroughly pro-abortion candidate to run for president in history, he has also surrounded himself with people who would repeal all of the meager protections that pro-lifers have worked for thirty five years to try and put into law. But then it would seem that you really do not care to change the law. You would sooner have a pro-abortion president in office who will punish the Catholic Church for her efforts to save children than vote for a Republican - because after all - the Republicans are like the English in your mind - they are all rotten to the core. And this particular Republican appears to have been the object of your particular anger probably along with Bush).

You have made the specious claim that since most women get abortions for economic reasons, an Obama administration will result in less abortions. but if the law protected these children, then no one would be getting abortions. Would that not be the best solution for those poor women and their unborn children? When I look back at the previous Democratic administrations, their policies did not decrease abortions. Instead Democratic policies served to undermine nations with large Catholic populations. Financial foreign aid was tied to countries to force them to adopt ant-family population control policies. The UN fostered anti-Catholic policies and we only need look back at the Cairo and Beijing conferences to see how the pro-abortion groups tried to intimidate the Church.

I found it quite amusing that yesterday you would attempt to prevent Catholics from informing their fellow parishioners about the deceptive practices of your new found messiah. Your claim that somehow passing out the truth is wrong while the silence from your lips is acceptable behavior. Trying to scare young people will not work. Preaching the Gospel requires no boldness on our part, only a humble submission to the will fo God. Ultimately everyone will answer to God for his or her actions. this notion has allowed 50 million babies to be killed and both parties have failed to show the kind of intensity to the issue that life and death matters require. But your friends over at the Democrat party are wed to the culture of Death. None of you has shown the courage to openly challenge your standard bearer on the cause of life. No major Democrat has acted with the courage of the late Robert Casey to call for an end to the killing. Instead we have dissenting Catholics like Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden making statements to confuse the average Catholic and mocking the Church's teaching on the subject. Interesting that the Church calls for all people to respect all innocent human life, not just Catholics. But that does not bother you, does it, Father? no you remind me of the collaborators who turned their back on their countrymen.

As a priest you have ben given a tremendous gift and a serious responsibility. You are held to a higher standard - one that we have seen broken by the fallen nature of our human condition. But the simplicity of the fact that all of us must work to protect innocent human life has been clouded by your liberal politics. You are ready to surrender our meager efforts to protect human life and so turn it all over to the State. You are willing to trust a person who is supported by the largest baby killing organization in the world.

So Father, if a crime lord walked into your parish office and wanted to give you donation of one million dollars - and you knew the money was blood money - obtained through criminal acts and murder, would you take it?

If someone came to you and told you that a child would die as a result of this vote, would it cause you any concern?

And if the official position of the Obama campaign is to repeal the Hyde Amendment, pass the Freedom of Choice Act and select only pro-choice judges, how will those actions NOT increase the number of babies killed by the largest abortion provider in the world?

Obama is in league with Planned Parenthood. You are supporting someone who gets his support from people who have killed more human beings than Hitler and Pol pot put together. And that does not concern you?

This election is in the hands of the voters, but more than that, it is in the hands of God. I pray for His mercy on this nation. I pray that the people of this nation will select a person who does respect the mother and her child in the womb.

the Scriptures call upon us to protect the widow and the orphan. Who are the modern day widows and orphans but the pregnant mother and her unborn child.

Why can you not care a little more about them than your precious Democrat party and its candidate for president?

Or are you still bitter ...?

This evening as I post this, I will pray for you, that God will give you wisdom to know the truth and to understand that this letter is not an effort to do anything but to wake you from the delusion that Obama is anything more than a smooth huckster. John McCain is by no means the perfect candidate- he would on this point agree with me - but his positions on the life issues, on marriage, on school choice, on immigration and on the principle of subsidiarity, are closer to the teachings of the Catholic Church than Barack Obama.

May His will be done and His mercy be upon us all - now and forever.