Making the case for the right to life of every innocent, from Lake County, Illinois
Sunday, February 19, 2012
re: Forcing the Catholic Church to directly or indirectly insuring abortifacients and birth control.
As a Catholic I am gratified by the ecumenical support we have received. Thank you.
First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.
by Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945
Rev. Martin Niemoller was protected until 1937 by both the foreign
press and influential friends in the up-scale Berlin suburb where he
preached. Eventually, he was arrested for treason. Perhaps due to
foreign pressure, he was found guilty, but initially given only a
suspended sentence. He was however then almost immediately re-arrested
on Hitler’s direct orders. From then on until the end of WW II, he was
held at the Sachsenhausen and Dachau concentration camps. Near the end
of the war, he narrowly escaped execution