Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Not all moral issues...

“Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”
~ Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General Principles, n. 3, memo to Cardinal McCarrick, 2004 ~

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Amnesty International...

"Amnesty International was founded to protect human rights, yet it now treads upon the most fundamental human right, the right to life. To fail to protect the right to life renders suspect one’s advocacy of any other human right.”
~ Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life, August 20, 2007 ~

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Oh Mary, bright dawn...

"O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time."
~ Pope John Paul II, "Prayer for Life", Evangelium Vitae ~

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Like an animal caught in a trap...

"Like an animal caught in a trap, trying to gnaw off its own leg, a woman who seeks abortion is trying to escape a desperate situation by an act of violence and self-loss. Abortion is not a sign that women are free, but a sign that they are desperate."
~Frederica Mathewes-Green, Abortion: Women's Rights and Wrongs~

Thursday, August 02, 2007

The need for a deeply spiritual...

"...the need for a deeply spiritual approach to ending the abortion holocaust is fundamental. It does not absolve us from working in every way humanly possible to end abortion, but it puts all our human activity into the right perspective."
~ Fr. Euteneur, Spirit & Life, Human Life International e-Newsletter, 7/27/07 ~