Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Find the courage...

"Find the courage to proclaim Christ, ... and the unchanging truths which have their foundation in Him. These are the truths that set us free! They are the truths which alone can guarantee respect for the inalienable dignity and rights of each man, woman and child in our world - including the most defenseless of all human beings, the unborn child in the mother's womb.
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at Yankee Stadium, April 20, 2008 ~

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

with time the threats against life...

"...'with time the threats against life have not grown weaker. They are taking on vast proportions...' Aside from intentions, which can be varied and perhaps can seem convincing at times, especially if presented in the name of solidarity, we are in fact faced by an objective "conspiracy against life", involving even international Institutions, engaged in encouraging and carrying out actual campaigns to make contraception, sterilization and abortion widely available. Nor can it be denied that the mass media are often implicated in this conspiracy, by lending credit to that culture which presents recourse to contraception, sterilization, abortion and even euthanasia as a mark of progress and a victory of freedom, while depicting as enemies of freedom and progress those positions which are unreservedly pro-life."
~ Gospel of Life, Pope John Paul II, March 25, 2005 ~