Blessed Herman the Cripple, Brett Kavanaugh, and the Party of Evil

 

The good folks at New Liturgical Movement and Fr. Z, both have posts up today on Blessed Herman of Reichenau, “the Cripple”, honored in the Benedictine Tradition. Blessed Herman was a man who “could barely move and hardly speak, stricken with many maladies”. As Fr. Z’s interlocutor writes:

He was a genius of math, geometry, music and natural sciences.His story is simply amazing. Spina bifida, cleft palate, all sorts of illnesses. He needed a monk to help him for everything. But he had a wicked sense of humor and was admired universally. But in today’s Europe his birth would have been considered a disgrace and aborted or euthanized. Or called an ossified unreconstructed manualist and neopelagian self-absorbed judgmentalist.

Gregory Dipippo writes:

Born in 1013 to a noble family in Swabia, modern southern Germany, he survived childhood by some miracle of God’s providence, and was entrusted at the age of seven to the Benedictine abbey on Reichenau Island on the lake of Constance. He was professed at the age of twenty, and lived as a monk for twenty years more.

So what in the heck does this have to do with Brett Kavanaugh you ask? Let us turn to Matt Walsh at the Daily Wire who posits that the attacks on Kavanaugh all have to do with protecting the sacrament of abortion that the Democrat Party is bound to:

Why are Democrats disgracing themselves with such reckless abandon? Well, it’s no coincidence that Supreme Court nominations became this sort of feeding frenzy after Roe v Wade. This is about many things, but it is mostly about protecting their right to kill babies. Whatever Brett Kavanaugh did or didn’t do in high school or college, the real crime he committed — the only crime Democrats care about — is his failure to bow before the blood-soaked altar of the abortion industry.

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The Democrat Party is untethered from any traditional notions of morality or human decency. Its primary mission is to protect and preserve an industry that makes billions of dollars murdering millions of babies. Just as its primary mission 150 years ago was to protect and preserve an industry that dehumanized people in a similar way. It is the Devil’s own party, and has been for a very long time. So, we should not be shocked at the things it does or the depths to which it sinks.

Blessed Herman the Cripple is one whom the Democrats the Party of Evil loathe. He is one whom they would have loved to have aborted or euthanized, for he “would have been considered a disgrace”. But:

Although he was barely able to move without assistance, he was a polymath and a genius, well-versed in theology, music, astronomy, mathematics, Latin, Greek and Arabic. Students came to learn from him many parts of Europe, and his intellectual achievements were such that he was known as the wonder of his age. Among his works are the earliest surviving medieval chronicle of the whole of human history, and a treatise on mathematics and astronomy; he was also able somehow to build both musical and astronomical instruments. Above all, however, his name will live in blessed remembrance as that of the composer of the Marian antiphons Alma Redemptoris Mater and Salve Regina. His cultus was officially approved by the Holy See in 1863. Beate Hermanne, ora pro nobis!

How many Blessed Hermans have been sacrificed on the altar of abortion?

Beate Hermanne, ora pro nobis!

There are 7 comments.

  1. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    An inspirational story, and an excellent exposition of how the modern Democrats have become a party of moral reprobates.

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    • September 25, 2018, at 4:52 PM PDT
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  2. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    I do not understand the passion for abortion.

    When I was pro-abortion, I was proudly pro-death and wanted to kill the mother along with the baby. That was tied into my love for destruction as a means to gain power. I do not think the democrats are working from that kind of approach.

    It is like a religious sacrament. But for what purpose? Is it fear of being “forced” to be a mother? Why would lesbians care about that?

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    • September 25, 2018, at 5:35 PM PDT
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  3. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    Somehow, I think Blessed Herman might smile at this rendition of Salve Regina.

     

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    • September 25, 2018, at 6:42 PM PDT
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  4. Roberto, Crusty Old Timer Member

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    I do not understand the passion for abortion.

    When I was pro-abortion, I was proudly pro-death and wanted to kill the mother along with the baby. That was tied into my love for destruction as a means to gain power. I do not think the democrats are working from that kind of approach.

    It is like a religious sacrament. But for what purpose? Is it fear of being “forced” to be a mother? Why would lesbians care about that?

    To completely separate the procreative act from procreation. The act of sex itself is the sacrament for these zealots. In all its forms, in any form.

    Anything that can possibly detract from it, interfere with it or complicate it in any fashion is a positive evil to be destroyed. Marriage, guilt, fidelity, shame and most of all children interfere with their highest religious sacrament. Completely unrestrained copulation without consequence. 

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    • September 25, 2018, at 9:22 PM PDT
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  5. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    Well if they want to sleep around with no chance of surprise babies, there are surgeries for that. If you are surgically sterilized, babies are not happening. A total hysterectomy makes pregnancy absolutely impossible You could have sex 24-7 without a pregnancy.

    Although I think this explains the mystique about AIDS as opposed to other diseases.

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    • September 26, 2018, at 8:13 AM PDT
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  6. Nanda "Chaps" Panjan… Inactive

    Scott, thanks for bringing forward another of my “battle buddies”, Blessed Hermann of Reichenau. Cerebral Palsy is among his crosses, too. So blessed by the wisdom of his parents, the compassion of his confreres, and the breadth of his contributions to general knowledge, the science of his time, and the prayer life of the Church! I want to be Bl. Hermann when I grow up. :-)

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    • September 26, 2018, at 10:20 AM PDT
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  7. Joseph Stanko Member

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):
    Well if they want to sleep around with no chance of surprise babies, there are surgeries for that. If you are surgically sterilized, babies are not happening. A total hysterectomy makes pregnancy absolutely impossible You could have sex 24-7 without a pregnancy.

    I think it’s more that “unplanned” pregnancy interferes with the feminist goal of empowering career women to “have it all.”

    The typical life plan for a modern woman is to finish college, get a graduate degree, complete an internship, get established in a professional career, and then around age 30 get married and have 1-2 kids. Of course it is “unreasonable” to expect her to be celibate all those years when the ability to have recreational sex just like men is considered “empowering,” however if she gets pregnant during those years it might derail her educational and career plans.

    Hence abortion-on-demand is considered the linchpin, without it women risk becoming homemakers dependent on the income of their husbands.

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    • September 26, 2018, at 1:55 PM PDT
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