Thursday, October 30, 2008

The failure to protect life...

"The failure to protect life in its most vulnerable stages renders suspect any claims to the 'rightness' of positions in other matters affecting the poorest and least powerful of the human community. If we understand the human person as „the temple of the Holy Spirit‟ – the living house of God – then these latter issues fall logically into place as the crossbeams and walls of that house. All direct attacks on innocent human life, such as abortion and euthanasia, strike at the house’s foundation. These directly and immediately violate the human person‟s most fundamental right – the right to life. Neglect of these issues is the equivalent of building our house on sand."
~ Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics, 23., Catholic Hierarchy on Voting ~

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Abortion kills an unborn, developing human life...

"Abortion kills an unborn, developing human life. It is always gravely evil, and so are the evasions employed to justify it. Catholics who make excuses for it - whether they’re famous or not - fool only themselves and abuse the fidelity of those Catholics who do sincerely seek to follow the Gospel and live their Catholic faith. The duty of the Church and other religious communities is moral witness.
The duty of the state and its officials is to serve the common good, which is always rooted in moral truth. A proper understanding of the "separation of Church and state" does not imply a separation of faith from political life.
But of course, it’s always important to know what our faith actually teaches."
~ Archbishop Charles Chaput, "On the Separation of Sense and State...", August 25, 2008 ~

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Abortion needs to be...

"Abortion needs to be in our country a defining issue and we ought not be afraid to make it a defining issue because when we do that we will have an end of abortion in this country."
~ Bishop Robert Vasa, LifeSiteNews Interview, September 12, 2008 ~

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

We can't reduce abortions by promoting abortion...

"We can’t reduce abortions by promoting abortion. We cannot reduce abortions by invalidating the very laws that have been shown to reduce abortions. We cannot reduce abortions by insisting that every program supporting women in childbirth and child care must also support abortion. No one who sponsors or supports legislation like FOCA can credibly claim to be part of a good-faith discussion on how to reduce abortions."
~ Cardinal Justin Rigali, Chairman of the Bishops Committee for Pro-Life Activities, 9/19/08 ~