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High-ranking priest denounces ‘diabolical’ assault on Mexico’s families and unborn

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January 4, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Father Hugo Valdemar, who serves as canon penitentiary of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, released a video in which he excoriated the political party of incoming President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for seeking to establish a “dreadful and diabolical” tyranny in opposition to human life and families in Mexico.

Featured at the website of Contra Replica, a Mexican daily, and bearing the title “They want to destroy us,” Father Valdemar condemned the Movement for National Regeneration (Morena) party, which he said is “ignorant, arrogant and power-hungry.”

López Obrador’s Morena party, said the priest, has become an “instrument for the destruction of Christian faith and families.” Valdemar said, “It is fundamentally a new totalitarianism: a tyranny as dreadful and diabolical as communism.”

In the video that was released just before Christmas, Valdemar sought to describe the Christian faith as being apart from partisan considerations. Father Valdemar stressed that "we Christians are those who profess the faith in one true God in three distinct persons, that is, a faith in the Trinity, for which we were marked in baptism. And we are the same who celebrate at Christmas not the birth of a great man, an enlightened teacher, a remarkable humanist, nor much less the birth of a revolutionary or a reformer, but the birth of Jesus, the Son of God, who by assuming our flesh from Mary’s virginal womb undertakes an amazing exchange: he assumes our humanity so that we can participate in his divine life."

“With His death on the cross and resurrection, Jesus created a new humanity: a humanity that in accordance with God’s plan is not bound to death but to immortality.” Valdemar went on to say “This wondrous plan is set out clearly in the Gospels and is found throughout the Bible and has forged, until recently, the values of Western culture of which our country is part.”

Pointing out the dangers of the pro-abortion and pro-LGBTQ project of the new leftist government of Mexico, Valdemar deplored “the headlong attack on the human family through the gender ideology that denies elemental and biological truths such as the difference between man and woman and their natural complementarity. It criminally promotes abortion, it exalts homosexuality and the the recognition of false rights such as same-sex marriage.”

Father Valdemar also warned against what he called “the return of neo-paganism that has revived absolutely ridiculous and irrational superstitions and has created created rights for beings such as animals which have no rights.” He went on to say, “We must be vigilant so that a clique of useful idiots may not destroy our families and our faith.” The priest may have been referring to the rise of the pagan cult of Santa Muerte, which is promoted by Mexico’s violent narco-terrorist cartels and has found acceptance in Mexico and some areas of the United States.

Leftists are now in the majority in both chambers of the Mexican congress and aim to decriminalize abortion throughout the country through several pieces of legislation. Abortion is offered to any woman who is within 12 weeks’ gestation in Mexico City, but restricted in most states.

Since 1974, Mexico has provided contraception free of charge at all public health clinics. At that time, Mexico amended its Constitution and thus established Mexicans’ "right to freely decide, in a responsible and informed manner, on the number and spacing of their children." Lorena Villavicencio, who represents Morena in the Mexican congress, said in December that the decriminalization of abortion is part of President Lopez Obrador’s agenda.

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