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"Tools of Satan." (1)

--Pope Francis, referring to abusive clergy in his speech at the Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse.

"A demon in this nation's soul." (2)

--Judie Brown, president and cofounder of American Life League, referring to the right to choose.

"Our greatest humanitarian effort." (3)

--The Knights of Columbus, referring to its $50 million donation to fake health centers, which actively deceive women seeking information about abortion.

"The kind of procedures that are now available in New York state, we wouldn't even do to a dog or a cat ... It's torture." (4)

--Bishop Edward Scharfenberger (Albany, NY) on "Fox & Friends," in response to the passage of New York's Reproductive Health Act.

"He needs to be stopped, not just to satisfy notions of 'justice,' but to inoculate the wider community. His public disciplining would be not only for his good, but for the good of other Catholics who might see his example and be tempted to follow it." (5)

--Ed Condon, canonist and Catholic News Agency editor, on calls to excommunicate Gov. Andrew Cuomo for support of New York's Reproductive Health Act.

"Besides the Marxist infiltration of the media, educational institutions and politics, we're seeing that satanic ideals of communism have infiltrated into the hierarchy of the Church." (6)

--Rodney Pelletier, associate producer for Church Militant.

"The problem is rampant sexual immorality ... especially homosexuality ... in the clergy. Period!" (7)

--The Lepanto Institute, in response to the Vatican summit on sexual abuse.

"Those who spend their lives accusing, accusing, accusing are not the devil's children because the devil has none, but they are friends, cousins and relatives of the devil, and this is wrong." (8)

--Pope Francis, speaking to worshipers ahead of the Vatican summit on sexual abuse.

"Will the Pope resign and seek political asylum inside the Vatican instead of returning to Argentina to face criminal charges, or will he continue to engage in his conspiracy of silence while accusing abuse victims and their supporters of being in league with Satan?" (9)

--Gene Thomas Gomulka, retired US Navy chaplain and former monsignor of Altoona-Johnstown diocese, in response to Pope Francis' comment above.

(1) CNN, "Pope Calls Abusive Clergy 'Tools of Satan'," February 24, 2019. (2) American Life League. "A Demon in This Nation's Soul," February 22, 2019. (3) EWTN, "Knights of Columbus Donate 1,000th Ultrasound Machine," February 15, 2019. (4) Fox & Friends, January 26, 2019. (5) National Catholic Register, "Saving Andrew Cuomo's Soul," January 31, 2019. (6) Church Militant, "The Rosary: Weapon for Our Times," February 28, 2019. (7) Lepanto Institute, "Sign the Open Letter to Pope Francis!" February 27, 2019. (8) PBS New Hour, February 20, 2019. (9) Church Militant, "Questions about Pope Francis' Role in Shielding Sex Abusers," February 27, 2019.

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