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 ~