Wednesday, September 27, 2006

We must not be surprised...

"We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, of killings, of wars, of hatred. If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other."
~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta ~

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Abortion does something to someone...

Abortion does something to someone; it is not an "issue." While many would love to see agreement on the sop that abortion is a "political issue," it is no more a political matter than murdering your sister in the privacy of your home. In both cases, an innocent person is dead; that is murder, not a liberal versus conservative debate topic.
~ Judie Brown Weekly Column, August 17, 2006 ~

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

...each of us...

"...each of us should guide our decision-making on such issues by a fundamental respect for the dignity of every human person from the moment of conception to natural death. This is a non-negotiable principle. It is the foundation for both Catholic social teaching and of a just society. Respect for human dignity is the basis for the fundamental right to life."
~ Moral Principles for Catholic Voters - Catholic Bishops of Kansas, August 15, 2006 ~

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

How can we not recall...

"How can we not recall, in this regard, the aberrations that the so-called constitutional State has tolerated in so many countries? The law of God is univocal and categorical with respect to human life. God commands: 'You shall not kill' (Ex 20:13). No human lawgiver can therefore assert: it is permissible for you to kill, you have the right to kill, or you should kill. Tragically, in the history of our century, this has actually occurred when certain political forces have come to power, even by democratic means, and have passed laws contrary to the right to life of every human being, in the name of eugenic, ethnic or other reasons, as unfounded as they are mistaken. A no less serious phenomenon, also because it meets with widespread acquiescence or consensus in public opinion, is that of laws which fail to respect the right to life from the moment of conception. How can one morally accept laws that permit the killing of a human being not yet born, but already alive in the mother's womb?"
~ Pope John Paul II, Letter to Families, no. 21, 1994 ~