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Bishop pleads for end to ‘diabolical killing’ of children by abortion

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TEXAS, February 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, issued an impassioned plea on social media earlier this week for an end to abortion, asking for a stop to the “diabolical killing” of preborn children.  

“STOP ABORTION NOW.....stop this diabolical killing...stop ignoring God’s will...stop treating sex as a plaything...stop treating children as a disposable by-product of sex...STOP ABORTION NOW!!!,” the Bishop wrote in a Feb. 12 tweet. 

Bishop Strickland has been using his social media platform to be a strong voice for those preborn children targeted for abortion who have no voice. 

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed into law New York’s Reproductive Health Act as state legislators cheered, Bishop Strickland tweeted on Jan. 25: “The video of the ‘celebration’ of New York legislators as they condemned even full term unborn children to Death by Choice is a scene from Hell.”

He added, “Woe to those who ignore the sanctity of life, they reap the whirlwind of Hell. Stand against this holocaust in every way you can.”

Strickland later tweeted that he agreed with Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville, Tennessee, that Gov. Cuomo, a Catholic, deserved excommunication for signing the bill. “I’m with Bishop Stika,” Strickland wrote. “I’m not in a position to take action regarding legislation in New York but I implore bishops who are to speak out forcefully. In any sane society this is called INFANTICIDE!!!!!!!!!!”

Known for his orthodox positions on Catholic teachings, Strickland notably supported Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s call on ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to repent of his sins for the sake of his “eternal salvation.” In a letter to the disgraced McCarrick, Viganò called on McCarrick to confess and repent publicly of his “sins, crimes and sacrileges,” adding that the ex-Cardinal's "eternal salvation is at stake."

Tweeting his agreement with Viganò, Strickland wrote: “Once again as a bishop of the Church I add my voice to the plea of Archbishop Vigano,” adding, “He speaks of ETERNAL SALVATION, language seldom heard throughout this nightmare.”

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