Loading
HLI president condemns death threats targeting Ecuadoran pro-lifers
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Human Life International's president, Father Thomas J. Euteneur, on Friday condemned death threats made against Archbishop of Guayaquil Antonio Arregui Yarza and the president of HLI's Ecuador affiliate. Another anonymous threat was made by leaving a severed dog’s head bearing what appears to be a Eucharistic Host in its mouth in a chapel.

HLI claims the threats result from opposition to pro-abortion and anti-family language in Ecuador’s proposed new constitution.

According to Father Euteneur, a shoebox containing a dead rat and the message “death to pro-lifers” and a longer letter threatening to kill Amparo Medina, the president of the Pro-Life Action Foundation, were placed at her door.

The letter to Medina read in part, “Remember that accidents exist, remember that accidental deaths happen daily in our country. DO NOT CONTINUE YOUR ANTI-WOMAN AND HOMOPHOBIC CAMPAIGN...death to traitors, death to those who oppose the nation, DEATH OR REVOLUTION,” with emphasis in the original.

In another incident, the severed head of a dog with what appeared to be a Eucharistic Host in its mouth was found in a Catholic chapel. HLI reports it is believed the action and similar ones were instigated by comments from the Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa.

“Clearly, these attempts at intimidation go beyond death threats to cruelty and blasphemy,” Father Euteneuer said. “Anyone who doubts the criminal, diabolical, nature of the international abortion lobby needs look no further.

“These threats just confirm what we [have] always known about the promoters of abortion—they are violent and deadly.” He continued. “We categorically condemn any threats of violence against our affiliate, and we stand with the valiant priests and bishops in Ecuador who are bravely defending the right to life against systematic campaigns and intrusion from foreign influences trying to impose western pro-abortion values on Latin America. “

Father Euteneur said HLI calls on President Correa to “cease his attacks against the Church and on the people of Ecuador” and to reject the “heinous constitution” which is to be considered in a referendum on September 28.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
Oct
22

Liturgical Calendar

October 22, 2014

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 12:39-48

Gospel
Date
10/22/14
10/21/14
10/20/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Eph 3: 2-12
Gospel:: Lk 12: 39-48
Gospel:: Lk 12: 39-48

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
10/22/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 12:39-48

Homily
Date
10/22/14
10/21/14
10/20/14