In His ‘Harvey Weinstein Moment,’ Cardinal Cupich Helps Out Pro-Abort Sen. Dick Durbin

Is Cardinal Cupich of Chicago in fact pro-choice? He sure acts like it.

By John Zmirak Published on March 2, 2018

One of the most wickedly entertaining aspects of the Harvey Weinstein scandal? Unearthing old photos of tub-thumping #MeToo feminists mugging with Weinstein. Explaining why brave Catholic Bishop Thomas Paprocki had to ban pro-abort Catholic Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) from Holy Communion, I mentioned such photos. I said that bishops must

step in when really, really public sinners keep on marching up to the altar, expecting Communion like a participation trophy. That causes scandal, a theological term which describe the way movie stars now cringe when you turn up pictures of them kissing Harvey Weinstein. The actors who kissed (and covered up for) Harvey Weinstein, and haven’t repented, can’t march in the #MeToo parade. And senators who vote to kill babies shouldn’t come to Holy Communion.

But there’s just one thing worse than having your feminist credentials queered by the old love-bombs you dropped on Harvey Weinstein. That’s if after Weinstein’s thuggish sexual abuse of actresses was exposed, you then came out and stuck up for him. That’s what conspiracy addled radical leftist director Oliver Stone went and did. His statement made people wonder whether he had some secret sympathy for sexual abusers. And sure enough, actresses came out to accuse Stone himself of predatory behavior.

Does Cardinal Blaise Cupich of Chicago favor continued abortion on demand in America? Sure acts like it.

Cardinal Cupich Helps Pro-Abort Sen. Dick Durbin Change the Subject

And Stone-solid support is what Pope Francis’ handpicked Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Blaise Cupich, just offered Senator Dick Durbin. Not even a week had passed since Durbin’s own bishop, Thomas Paprocki, forbade him Holy Communion for the “grave sin” of supporting abortion. Presumably that could hurt him with some Catholic voters. So what did the higher-ranking Cardinal do?

As LifeSiteNews reports:

Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich has released a video of himself calling pro-abortion Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, as part of an immigration lobbying effort on the part of the U.S. bishops.

“Senator Durbin, how are ya?” Cupich asks in the video. “Listen, I’m joining with dozens – really, hundreds of thousands and even millions of people around the country urging our legislators in Washington to take action to protect the DACA students.”

Perhaps once the camera was turned off, the cardinal spoke to the senator about his votes for baby butchering. Or perhaps they have spoken in person about it. After all, the cardinal sounded quite chummy on the phone – the two are closely aligned in their views about immigration.

But one wonders why Cupich chose to publicize this particular lobbying phone call, during which no one can hear him saying anything about abortion, Holy Communion, or Catholic doctrine.

The cardinal made this call as part of the U.S. bishops’ “National Call-in Day for the Protection of Dreamers.”

Another question worth asking: When was the last time the U.S. bishops hosted a “national call-in day” for the federal Heartbeat Bill? Or the pro-life bill against which Durbin voted? Or to demand Congress defund Planned Parenthood?

Smacking Down Bishop Paprocki

Go watch the video, if your stomach is strong. Now imagine Meryl Streep, a day or two after the Weinstein scandal broke, calling Weinstein in rehab to chat with him about fighting the NRA. Then releasing a video tape of their chummy conversation.

What would you take from that? That she was supporting Weinstein, and helping him deflect from the accusations against him. That she was rebuking his accusers.

Just so, Cupich was rebuking Bishop Paprocki. And helping the pro-choice Durbin with Catholic voters.

Remember that this same cardinal helped Planned Parenthood itself deflect in the wake of the videos exposing its sale of baby parts. He actually placed an Op-Ed in the Chicago Tribune minimizing Planned Parenthood’s crimes, by equating them with … Medicaid shortfalls, deportations of illegal aliens, alleged instances of racism, deaths by violent crime, and the execution of murderers. Think I’m kidding? Read the Cardinal’s maunderings for yourself. (Keep in mind that as Bishop of Spokane, Cupich apparently pressured priests not to take part in pro-life demonstrations.)

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What would you think if Meryl Streep had done something like that for another sexual abuser? (In fact, she kind of did — joining a 30-second standing ovation for rapist Roman Polanski.) You might suspect her good faith on the sex abuse issue. You might wonder which side she was really on. Imagine if after Bishop Joseph Rummel of New Orleans had excommunicated white segregationists, Cardinal Spellman of New York City had invited them on a radio show — to highlight their anti-Communism. Wouldn’t you wonder about Spellman’s stance on racism?

Imagine Meryl Streep, a day or two after the Weinstein scandal broke, calling Weinstein in rehab to chat with him about fighting the NRA? Then releasing a video tape of their chummy conversation. What would you take from that? That she was supporting Weinstein.

What Does Cardinal Cupich Really Think About Abortion?

I have a hard time believing that Cardinal Blaise Cupich of Chicago truly opposes abortion on demand in America. No one who really saw abortion as the killing of innocents would trivialize it at every opportunity. Nor give its advocates aid and comfort at every turn.

If the Cardinal wishes to prove me wrong, to demonstrate that he, unlike Dick Durbin, is in fact pro-life, I invite him to try acting like it. Treat abortion as what it is: the mass killing of children.

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  • tz1

    I called and told my three reps:
    1. Trump offered more than just 800k, but 1.8M, but the Dems rejected it. Deport them all.
    2. Pass reform removing Visa Lottery, Chain Migration, and more, e.g. REACT or Goodlatte’s bill (what I heard), and put Dreamers at the head of the line for “merit” based immigration since they are productive graduates and aren’t criminals, at least some of them.

    3. END THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S 501C3 TAX EXEMPT STATUS SINCE THEY WANT TO BE POLITICAL. NOW! TRUMP WANTED TO END THE “DON’T BE POLITICAL” BUT THE CHURCH ONLY FEARS SPEAKING ON ABORTION, NOT IMMIGRATION.

    • Normie Gardener

      Wait. So having an opinion on politics makes you liable to pay taxes? Gosh. I thought it was about being a non-profit. Silly me.

      • tz1

        Yes. See the Bob Jones University decision of 1983, which is why I can’t remember a single instance in the last few decades where the Bishops said to do something similar on Abortion and the Abortion Holocaust.
        You can murder a million innocent babies a year, and every law (pain, born alive, heartbeat) won’t make the Bishops say call. Unlike DACA

  • faithful

    Excellent expose. Send a copy to the Cardinal…

  • ArthurMcGowan

    Blase Cupich told us that unemployment and being “undocumented” are “no less appalling” than chopping up babies and selling the pieces.

    Blase Cupich forbade priests and seminarians to pray outside abortion clinics. Decisions about abortion are not made outside clinics, he said. That would be news to the hundreds of thousands, even millions, of women who have decided, on the sidewalks outside clinics, not to have an abortion. It would be news to the pro-lifers who have tens or hundreds of thousands of photos of babies, photos given to them by grateful mothers. Joe Scheidler, of Chicago, has massive photo albums filled with such pictures, if Cardinal Cupich cares to see them.

    Immigrants of all religions, from all countries, legal and illegal, vote 70-80% pro-abortion. I.e., the Catholic bishops who support immigration at this point in our history are supporting the influx of people who have already crippled the pro-life movement, and will destroy it if they are not stopped. No one has the right to enter ANY country and then cast votes in favor of genocide.

    • James

      The anti-immigrant stance of the “pro-life” party probably has a lot to do with why immigrants vote the way they do.

      • Shaune Scott

        “anti-illegal immigrant stance”… Fixed it for you.

        • James

          So, I assume that the pro-life party wants to make it easier to immigrate legally. Certainly the party of family values would have no problem with the relatives of legal immigrants immigrating legally too.

          • Shaune Scott

            With immediate family, no. With multiple aunts, uncles, and dubious cousins. yes.

          • James

            What is the problem with aunts, uncles, and cousins?

          • Shaune Scott

            They can then bring in all of THEIR aunts, uncles, and cousins. Wisdom dictates that there be limits.

          • James

            Why does “wisdom dictate that there be limits”?

          • Shaune Scott

            Because each country has a right to decide who can lawfully live within its borders, and unlimited immigration is not always a net gain for the host country.

          • James

            Would you vote for a party who thought your relatives were not a net gain to the country?

          • PalaceGuard

            I would not vote for a party that thinks my unborn relatives are not a net gain for my country.

          • Shaune Scott

            If I knew that My tax dollars were going to pay to support them, I’d tell them to get some skills that could be an addition to society. Too much low-skilled, poorly educated immigration is not sustainable.

          • James

            What makes you assume that their relatives are burdens to society?

            Would you vote for a party that assumed your relatives were burdens on society?

          • Anne E. Reid

            snarky and smug, very telling…

  • Morenowthanever

    Cupich embodies all that is evil and corrupt within the Catholic Church. No better place for a wolf such as this than Chicago. It’s just a shame some still think he has a “religious” surname. Talk to ANYONE in the Archdiocese of Spokane where he began his charade as a “religious” leader.

  • James

    If the Church in Springfield teaches a different doctrine than the Church in Chicago, then why not be Protestant? At least they can sing!

  • Hawaii Dave

    Your analogy hits the bullseye, Mr. Zmirak. We knew instinctively that Cupich was calling in to push back on the good Bishop Paprocki, but this merylstreep comparison brings a sharper focus.

  • tz1

    Dumpster fire. But his name is Blaise.

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