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Mortal Sin in Human Law – “Carthage” Must Be Destroyed

January 26th, 2019, Promulgated by SamanthaGillenson

(The following article was inspired in part by the homily of an unidentified priest of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest, which was heard while attending mass for the March for Life in Washington DC. Father, while I do not know your name, I hope that you see this and know that I give credit where credit is due. I do not claim your idea of abortion and Carthage as my own! Many thanks for your timely and riveting homily. All other prose, analysis and commentary are my own.)

For those of you dear readers that happened to enjoy history class in your school years, the title above may strike you as familiar. You may remember that during the 2nd Century BC, Rome was at war with their rival city Carthage in the Third Punic War, and the above phrase was attributed to Cato the Elder, the Roman senator who infamously ended all of his oratory speeches with that statement. The real question is this – what was so important and heinous about Carthage that it had to be wiped off the face of the Earth?

The answer is the horrible Carthaginian practice of sacrificing human infants in worship to their pagan god. The people would enthusiastically throw their infants into a burning furnace as offerings to their pagan deity, without a qualm about the mortal sin that they were committing. So horrendous were these sacrificial ritual murders that the infamy of them survives to this day.

Today, we sadly continue the Carthaginian practice of sacrificing infants, but we do so before the innocent child is even born, and the sacrifice is made on the pagan altar of “convenience.” To date, an estimated 61 MILLION children have been murdered by the practice of abortion, and more continue to be threatened every day. Abortion, a mortal sin if knowingly done against the law of God, is our modern-day Carthage.

New York state just passed (on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, no less) the so-called Reproductive Health Act (RHA), which states that abortion on demand is permitted if:

“…the patient is within twenty-four weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life and health.”

I may not be a lawyer, but that sounds a lot like legal gobbledygook for “women should be able to have an abortion for any reason at any time.” Heck, they don’t even bother to define what “health” actually means or specifies in the law! It is totally subjective and up to the interpretation of the individual reader.

Not only that, but according to a study conducted in 2015, unborn babies may be able to survive outside the womb two weeks earlier than commonly thought, meaning any infant born at or after 22 weeks gestation has a chance to live, however small it may be.

For some perspective, here is a photo of a child born even earlier at 21 weeks, 4 days gestation:

Three weeks after birth

Child today (name withheld)

She is the youngest known survivor of premature birth, and she suffers no health problems. Under the RHA, she would have likely been deemed useless and left to die. Which, might I add, is ANOTHER lovely gem that this law now allows. If a child is born alive after an abortion procedure, life-saving action is now NO LONGER REQUIRED BY LAW. Think about it: a woman doesn’t want her baby and undergoes an abortion. The baby survives the ordeal and is born alive. Under the new law they can legally leave that baby to die AFTER BIRTH.

As if that weren’t horrible enough, with abortion officially stripped from NY State penal code, a person who assaults a pregnant woman with the intent to induce an abortion is NOT going to be able to be charged with a crime, which means that women who suffer domestic abuse will be particularly vulnerable. It also allows non-physicians to perform abortions, at great risk to the mother. So much for making abortion “safe, rare and legal.” (Not advocating for abortion in any way with this ironic statement.) There are many other evils to be had in this law, but they are far too numerous to recount in one article. I have provided sources for you all to use at your disposal if you wish.

Under the RHA, women’s safety is greatly reduced, the rights of children are negated, and the evil of Satan comes to the forefront of our everyday lives. With its passage, it brings pain and suffering, and it was hailed by the cheers of politicians, many of them Catholic, delighted that their precious “right” to abortion was given its place in the law.

On that note, I wish to speak directly to Governor Cuomo, to any other Catholics that may have participated in getting this sinful law passed, and ALL of the Bishops and Cardinals in the state of New York. I recognize that in doing so, I am taking great personal risk, being that I write without the use of a pen name. None the less, I must make my thoughts known charitably but without holding back. I encourage you dear readers to share this with your family and friends, and to make it known to your local politicians and clergy.

Politicians of the state of New York, by participating in this shameful event and facilitating its passage, you have committed grave mortal sin, and thus put yourselves at risk of eternal damnation. You may not think that this is of any consequence, but I can assure you that it is. No soul deserves to be damned, and I wouldn’t wish hell on anyone, not even on my worst enemy. But God’s justice will be given at the end of your lives, and you will all have to make an account for all the sins that you have committed before Him. If you are found to be still in a state of mortal sin, you will be cast into hell for all eternity, where you will suffer greatly. I beg you, literally for the love of God, REPENT and confess ALL your sins at the next available opportunity to a priest and receive absolution. Amend your lives and commit to never falling into ANY mortal sin again. By doing so, I pray that you will all achieve the Beatific Vision on the day that you pass from this life into eternity.

Bishops and Cardinals of the state of New York, I now speak to all of you. I implore you, DENOUNCE this sinful act and take disciplinary action against those Catholics who participated in its passage, for the good of their immortal souls. Enforce the Code of Canon Law and refuse holy communion to those who persist in publicly known mortal sin, and if necessary, excommunicate them for the sake of their eternal souls. We know that this is no harsh judgement, but rather a medicinal and charitable act for these souls. I caution you to do this soon, for as the legal axiom states, “silence implies consent.” I would not want any of you to appear complicit with this heinous law by your inaction. Therefore, act swiftly and without holding back! Sin should be given no quarter among your diocese, and your sheep look to you for guidance.

My dear readers, stand boldly and bravely against this law, and do everything you can to support the rights of the unborn. We are fighting a war now, a war for the souls of mankind. Hold nothing back, and don’t be afraid. Be kind and charitable in all things and do no harm in the cause of faith. If we do this, we will surely prevail, either with victory here on earth, or the glory of heaven after we die should we be in a state of grace. We must emulate St. Joan of Arc and her example, praying regarding being in the state of grace “If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.”

Carthage must be destroyed in all of its forms. I say we start now, before it is too late.


Reproductive Health Act of 2019 – HERE

Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives (2005) – HERE

Fetal Viability Study (2015) – HERE

Born at 21 weeks – HERE

Changes to Penal Law after RHA and abuse concerns- HERE


2 Responses to “Mortal Sin in Human Law – “Carthage” Must Be Destroyed”

  1. militia says:

    Not my guv.

  2. TL says:

    Government leaders laugh in the face of the Church and God himself — while weak, effeminate, money-grubbing bishops cower in the shadows wetting themselves, giving excuse after excuse for not enforcing canon law against these very public mortal sinners. Andrew Cuomo should have been excommunicated a long time ago; maybe if he had, he would have thought about what he was doing and repented from his consistent pro-abortion actions. Wow, maybe New York state wouldn’t be the abortion capital of the US right now if a bishop had manned-up and done his job 8 years ago when Mr. Cuomo first made it clear that killing infants was his top priority. Only Rome can destroy Carthage. We as citizens may be able to vote and pray and write letters, but only the bishops can bring in the big guns to fight this spiritual battle against “catholic” government leaders who clearly are not any type of Christians whatsoever. What exactly are they doing while the world goes to hell in a handbasket? Schmoozing donors? Writing unenforceable policies? Making gay OK? Including people who absolutely should NOT be included? If a certain cardinal in NY truly believed that he will be accountable at his judgment for the moral crimes he allowed to be committed on his watch by his people — while he withheld sure spiritual medicine — he would act NOW to ensure that every Catholic in this state understands clearly that support for abortion in all its manifestations is a moral crime that leads to eternal damnation. EVERY “catholic” in NY government that voted for the RHA needs to be excommunicated NOW, before it’s too late to save them from the punishment that cannot be stopped when they face their maker.

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