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Thursday, 22 January 2015

An Open Letter to "The Catholic Register": By Jane Wagner ~ "this is a story worthy of publication, but you have been silent about it"



Dear Editor

I had not intended to write to you after Michael Coren's scathing indictment of my daughter, Mary Wagner. I do not believe he is deserving of a reply; his "opinion" was both spiteful and childish. Beyond that, to continue to discuss the topic of Mary's incarceration, in the way that he does, makes it about Mary, and that is something she clearly never wanted. Her focus has always been, and will always be, the babies, who lives are being taken every day at the abortion mills in cities all over our country. We Canadians, we Catholics, have become numb to the killings and have demonstrated daily that we don't care, at least not enough to do something about it. 

I am writing to you, not to convince you of my daughter's purity of motives, because she doesn't need defending. You need only to meet her to know that she is real, that she lives and breathes the Gospel of Life with all of her being. I am writing to let you know that I am greatly disappointed in your paper, one which ought to herald a story that affirms so deeply the value of human life in the womb. That one person would renounce her freedom, her youth, and her own future, speaks clearly of the value of these little ones. She has raised them up for our collective consciousness by her willing sacrifice. It really is about these precious babies. Mary has taken to her heart the words of our great St John Paul II to "be not afraid", and to follow his lead in disobeying an illicit law that permits abortion. 

“Abortion and euthanasia are crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize.... In the case of an intrinsically unjust law, such as a law permitting abortion or euthanasia, it is never licit to obey it..."  St John Paul's exhortation in The Gospel of Life.

This is a story worthy of publication, but you have been silent about it. 

So, why does The Catholic Register stoop to publish absurdity such as Coren has penned? As an editor of a Catholic newspaper you should uphold the Teachings and the Truth given to us by of our Catholic leaders, our saints, our Popes. Instead, you publish a deplorable article from a man who has never spoken to or met the woman he is vilifying. Clearly, you have failed in your duty to write the Truth in a Catholic manner this time around. 

God bless you. I hope you do better next time.

Sincerely,

Jane Wagner

4 comments:

Luciano said...

A great letter, I am hoping she will send a copy to Cardinal Collins. I sent a letter to both the cardinal and the editor asking that a public rebuke of Mr. Coren occur, I have not received a reply. Surely this letter will move the Cardinal.
BTW I am beyond disgusted with Fr Rosica's latest attack against pro-lifers not caring for the poor, published on the day of the great march for life in Washington. I wish he would really turn his energy to educating the liberal social justice crowd who do nothing to support the unborn, whereas most pro-lifers are very generous to the poor. I am beyond disgust...back to prayer for God mercy and grace

Lou Iacobelli said...

The problem is not Mary Wagner. The problem is that the rest of us are not courageous enough and lack the conviction to storm the abortuaries. Then, the witness to life of Mary Wagner and Linda Gibbons would not stand out so much. What they are doing is we what should all be doing to bring an end to abortion.

I hope that Cardinal Collins reads the letter and that the Catholic Register publishes it. Thank you Mary Wagner for reminding all Canadians that as Christians we have have the duty to speak for the unborn. Without the right to life every other right is meaningless.

Barona said...

The question is not why is Mary Wagner in jail, the question is why are there not hundreds of others? Starting with those who are made it a profession of "fighting" abortion.

John Laws said...

"Starting with those who are made it a profession of "fighting" abortion."

Profession? Yes. And racket. Here's a piece on this problem in journalism, quite apropos this discussion: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/01/23/talent-shouldnt-have-to-be-told-to-behave-with-integrity-dimanno.html