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 ~