May 21, 2014

UPDATED 2: May 21: Where Is The Outcry From the US Bishops On This??



Husband finds pregnant wife shackled as she awaits hanging


Mariam Ibrahim, who has been sentenced to death in Sudan, and her husband Daniel Wani. Global Justice Centre Sudan

An eight-months pregnant woman is being kept shackled to the wall of her cell as she awaits hanging, her husband has said after visiting her in prison.

Mariam Ibrahim (26) was sentenced to death in Sudan last Thursday for refusing to recant her Christianity and for marrying Christian Daniel Wani – a Sudanese man with US citizenship who lives in New Hampshire
The court found her guilty of apostasy – leaving Islam – even though Ms Ibrahim testified that she was never a Muslim, and was brought up as a Christian by her Ethiopia-born mother.
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The case was drawn to the authorities' attention in August, when Ms Ibrahim's father's family said that she had been born a Muslim and renounced Islam. Fatih Izz Al-Deen, Sudanese parliament speaker, said Ms Ibrahim's brother had denounced her.
"I was never a Muslim," she told the court. "I was raised a Christian from the start."
Her Muslim father, she said, left the family when she was a child.
Ms Ibrahim's husband, American citizen Daniel Wani, is disabled and was in the US at the time of the verdict.
"I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do," he said. "I'm just praying."


NEWS RELEASES FROM THE USCCB ON THE ABOVE:
                           
                                  <<<<crickets>>>>

OTHER USCCB NEWS RELEASES: 
MAY 21

USCCB Subcommittee Chairman Calls Decisions in Oregon and Pennsylvania Travesties of Justice

Archbishop Cordileone says marriage, democracy, children deserve better
MAY 21

Jewish, Christian and Muslim National Religious Leaders Urge Secretary of State Kerry to Continue Providing Determined U.S. Leadership for Peace

WASHINGTON—In a May 20 letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, 33 religious leaders, including present and past heads of Jewish, Christian and Muslim national religious organizations, said “the time for Israeli-Palestinian peace is now,” and that “achieving ...
MAY 19

National Day of Prayer, Remembrance for Mariners, People of the Sea May 22

WASHINGTON— Bishop J. Kevin Boland, bishop emeritus of Savannah, Georgia, and Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) promoter will celebrate a Mass in observance of the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea. The Mass will take ...
MAY 19

Migration Committee Bishops to Meet With Counterparts in Central America, Mexico to Discuss the Protection of Migrant Children and Migration Factors

Flight of unaccompanied children to United States to be discussed
MAY 19

‘Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis’ released by US Bishops’ Communications Department; Promotional Contest To Offer Rosaries Blessed by Pope

Available Exclusively From USCCB in United States

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Condemned to hang, pregnant Sudanese doctor refuses to recant

Published: May 16, 2014



May 15th protest in front of the courthouse where Ibrahim’s case was being heard. The protesters are calling for Ibrahim’s release.
May 15th protest in front of the courthouse where Ibrahim’s case was being heard. The protesters are calling for Ibrahim’s release.
Courtesy of Hardwired

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, a 27-year-old Sudanese doctor due to have her second baby next month, has been condemned to death by hanging, after yesterday (Thursday May 15th) refusing to renounce her Christian faith, despite pressure on her to do so, even in court.
Her lawyer reported that, after the court had given her three days to reconsider, Ibrahim bravely asserted again that she is a Christian [and how many of us Catholics today would, with clear eyes and a clearer Conscience, stand in court and do the same?] Agence France Presse reports that an Islamic cleric spoke with her in the caged dock for about half an hour. She was also addressed in court by her Muslim name.
Read the rest here.

NOTE:
 I STILL HAVEN'T SEEN OR READ OF ANY DIRECT RESPONSE FROM THE VATICAN OR ANY BISHOPS COUNCILS CONDEMNING THIS ACTION, UNLESS I HAVE MISSED SOMETHING. AS THE MODERN CHURCH IS SO INTO SOCIAL JUSTICE WORLDWIDE, I WOULD THINK THIS WOULD GENERATE DAILY OR AT LEAST WEEKLY NEWS UPDATES, WITH THE VATICAN ENVOY MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE SUDAN TO HELP GET THIS WOMAN RELEASED. THE IMMORAL, UNJUST AND APPALLING SENTENCE OF THIS WOMAN NECESSITATES NOTHING LESS, DOES IT NOT??

<<<crickets>>>


In the name of the Ecumenism and New Evangelation of the last 50 years and in the face of so much outright worldwide moral evil by the religion political ideology that is Islam, how can the Bishops - here as well as worldwide - not parade, demonstrate and preach against such an intrinsically evil act as the willful murder of a Christian wife and Mother - whose husband is a  US Citizen? But immigration reform, news on ordinations or a New Orleans Bishop's meeting have greater newsworthiness? 

Consider these dueling headlines:

Catholic Culture.Org,  May 14, 2014:

5 bishops to travel to Washington, lobby on behalf of immigration reform 

From Breibart News, May 16, 2014:

PREGNANT CHRISTIAN TO BE EXECUTED FOR LEAVING ISLAM AFTER GIVING BIRTH – STATE DEPARTMENT STANDS IDLY BY




And consider this also:

Press Release from the the USCCB concerning the above:

                                    < NONE>

Press Releases from the USCCB on more important issues than the above:



If one had to pick and choose from a broad array of "newsworthy" items to promote for press releases, I would think that the willful murder of a Mother by an intrinsically evil political ideology would certainly qualify. Even Amnesty International thought it newsworthy enough to send a press release on May 13.

A Google search for "usccb response to ​PREGNANT CHRISTIAN TO BE EXECUTED FOR LEAVING ISLAM AFTER GIVING BIRTH" gave no responses, nor did "catholic response to ​PREGNANT CHRISTIAN TO BE EXECUTED FOR LEAVING ISLAM AFTER GIVING BIRTH". Even leaving out "...after giving birth" failed to provide any links.

I would think - and continue to hope - the USCCB and the all the world's Bishops together with Pope Francis as the Head of the Church on earth would, "Ex Cathedra", denounce this evil and work as tirelessly for her release as they do for immigration reform...or boat people...or socialism...or the [insert cause here]. 

But then, the Consecration of Russia to Our Lady hasn't happened either, so... can one really expect any other response than <crickets>??

Photo Source
"Our Lady of Ransom, please assist this brave Christian woman and her family in their hour of need".  In your Charity, Three Ave's for this intention, please. God Bless You All!


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2 comments:

  1. If this execution goes ahead then i call upon the Living God to summons the Judge Al Khalifa to appear before Him a year and day from the sentence being given ,to give an account of his actions.
    May thia brave woman know the peace,the presence and power and protection of God the father,God the Son and God the Holy Spirit

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    1. We should continue to pray that justice is done and that this woman be freed, but beyond that, it is all in Our Lord's hands as to the day and the hour. Let's pray for the Judge's enlightenment and his own conversion to the True Faith; not for his damnation, but for his salvation.

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