Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Catholic Church does not teach...

"...the Catholic Church does not teach that government should directly provide health care...The proper role of the government is to regulate the private sector, in order to foster healthy competition and to curtail abuses. Therefore any legislation that undermines the viability of the private sector is suspect. Private, religious hospitals and nursing homes, in particular, should be protected, because these are the ones most vigorously offering actual health care to the poorest of the poor."
~ Bishop Nickless, Voice Your Concern over Health Care Reform, August 19, 2009 ~

Saturday, October 03, 2009

The change which brings hope...

"The change which brings hope can only be the renewal of our nation in the divine love which respects the inviolable dignity of every human life, from the moment of its inception to the moment of natural death, and which creates and gives growth to new human life through the love of man and woman in marriage. Any hope which is incoherent with the great hope is truly illusory and can never bring forth justice and its fruit, peace, for our nation and world"
~ Archbishop Raymond Burke, Keynote Address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, May 8, 2009 ~

Saturday, August 29, 2009

At the same time a new cultural climate is developing...

"At the same time a new cultural climate is developing and taking hold, which gives crimes against life a new and – if possible – even more sinister character, giving rise to further grave concern: broad sectors of public opinion justify certain crimes against life in the name of the rights of individual freedom, and on this basis they claim not only exemption from punishment but even authorization by the State, so that these things can be done with total freedom and indeed with the free assistance of health-care systems."
~ Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, no. 4 ~

Thursday, August 20, 2009

All persons of good will need to understand...

"All persons of good will need to understand the clear and present danger with which the US is being menaced by the health reform proposed by the Obama Administration. Abortion will be multiplied, the U.S. will move ahead on the road towards euthanasia, conscience rights will be in jeopardy: but what is worse, the United States would start moving towards a tyrannical, socialist government that would be the source of all sort of moral evils."
~ Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carámbula, American Health Care Reform - A Good End Does Not Justify Evil Means, August 20, 2009 ~

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Consequently, whoever, even unknowingly...

"Consequently, whoever, even unknowingly, circumvents the institution of the family undermines peace in the entire community, national and international, since he weakens what is in effect the primary agency of peace. ... Everything that serves to weaken the family based on the marriage of a man and a woman, everything that directly or indirectly stands in the way of its openness to the responsible acceptance of a new life, everything that obstructs its right to be primarily responsible for the education of its children, constitutes an objective obstacle on the road to peace."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Message for 2008 World Day of Peace ~

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

If there is a lack of respect...

"If there is a lack of respect for the right to life and to a natural death, if human conception, gestation and birth are made artificial, if human embryos are sacrificed to research, the conscience of society ends up losing the concept of human ecology and, along with it, that of environmental ecology. It is contradictory to insist that future generations respect the natural environment when our educational systems and laws do not help them to respect themselves."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate ~

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

As believing Catholics...

"As believing Catholics, we know that behind the murder of unborn children is the superhuman mind and malevolent will of Satan and his minions. To know this is to also know that only divine power is a match for the demonic power behind abortion. This divine power is the power of the God who became man in order, as He told us, to conquer the devil as master of the world."
~ Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. – Abortion as Pagan Sacrifice ~

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Abraham Lincoln recognized...

"Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide."
~ Ronald Reagan – Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation ~

Friday, June 12, 2009

This direct destruction of an innocent human life...

"This direct destruction of an innocent human life can never be justified, however difficult the circumstances that may lead some to consider taking such a grave step. When you preach the Gospel of Life, remind your people that the right to life of every innocent human being, born or unborn, is absolute and applies equally to all people with no exception whatsoever."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Address to the Bishops of Kenya, 11/19/07 ~

Friday, May 29, 2009

If we want to act...

"If we want to act for the common good, the good of all, in our nation, then we will seek to convert our lives each day to Christ, especially through the Sacraments of Penance and the Holy Eucharist. Christ desires to announce the Gospel of Life and bring about its saving effects in our nation by the complete conversion of our lives to Him for the sake of all our brothers and sisters, without boundary, and for the sake of the preservation of the sanctuary of human life, marriage and the family."
~ Archbishop Raymond Burke, Keynote Address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, May 8, 2009 ~

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Notre Dame's leadership...

“Notre Dame’s leadership has done a real disservice to the Church, and now seeks to ride out the criticism by treating it as an expression of fringe anger. But the damage remains, and Notre Dame’s critics are right. The most vital thing faithful Catholics can do now is to insist – by their words, actions and financial support – that institutions claiming to be “Catholic” actually live the faith with courage and consistency. If that happens, Notre Dame’s failure may yet do some unintended good.”
~ Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop Chaput on Notre Dame and the issues that remain, 5/18/09 ~

Thursday, May 14, 2009

We have here...

We have here, however, the granting of an honorary degree of law to someone whose activities both as president and previously, have been altogether supportive of laws against the dignity of the human person yet to be born.
~ Bishop John D'Arcy, Statement to the Faithful, April 21, 2009 ~

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I must also mention...

"I must also mention a further area of grave concern: the policies of those who, claiming to improve the 'social edifice', threaten its very foundations. How bitter the irony of those who promote abortion as a form of 'maternal' healthcare! How disconcerting the claim that the termination of life is a matter of reproductive health."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Primary Agents, Not Just Recipients of Development, March 21, 2009 ~

Thursday, April 02, 2009

President Obama has recently reaffirmed...

"President Obama has recently reaffirmed, and has now placed in public policy, his long-stated unwillingness to hold human life as sacred. While claiming to separate politics from science, he has in fact separated science from ethics and has brought the American government, for the first time in history, into supporting direct destruction of innocent human life."
~ Bishop John D'Arcy, Concerning President Barack Obama Speaking at Notre Dame, March 24, 2009 ~

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The first priority...

"The first priority will consist in restoring a sense of the acceptance of life as a gift from God. According to both Sacred Scripture and the wisest traditions of your continent, the arrival of a child is always a gift, a blessing from God. Today it is high time to place greater emphasis on this: every human being, every tiny human person, however weak, is created 'in the image and likeness of God' (Gen 1:27)."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Homily, Cameroon, Africa, 3/19/09 ~

Thursday, March 12, 2009

President Obama's new executive order...

"President Obama's new executive order on embryonic stem cell research is a sad victory of politics over science and ethics. This action is morally wrong because it encourages the destruction of innocent human life, treating vulnerable human beings as mere products to be harvested. It also disregards the values of millions of American taxpayers who oppose research that requires taking human life. Finally, it ignores the fact that ethically sound means for advancing stem cell science and medical treatments are readily available and in need of increased support."
~ Cardinal Justin Rigali, Executive Order on Embryonic Stem Cells 'A Sad Victory of Politics over Science and Ethics,' Says Cardinal Rigali, March 9, 2009 ~

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Children truly are the family's greatest treasure...

“Children truly are the family's greatest treasure and most precious good. Consequently, everyone must be helped to become aware of the intrinsic evil of the crime of abortion. In attacking human life in its very first stages, it is also an aggression against society itself. Politicians and legislators, therefore, as servants of the common good, are duty bound to defend the fundamental right to life, the fruit of God’s love.”
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Address at a Meeting on Family and Life Issues in Latin America, December 3, 2005 ~

Friday, February 06, 2009

Euthanasia is a false solution...

“Euthanasia is a false solution to the drama of suffering, a solution that is not worthy of man. The real answer cannot be, in fact, to give death, as 'gentle' as this may be, but to testify to the love that helps us to face pain and agony in a humane way”.
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Audience & Angelus, February 1, 2009 ~

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Satan is having a heyday...

"Satan is having a heyday in our midst, because he has managed to remain invisible in the culture of death, and our laxity has granted him that luxury. Since we are not steeped in the Word of God as we should be, we do not recognize his darkness in our society."
~ Bishop Robert J. Hermann, I Thought You Should Know, January 27, 2009 ~

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We can be civil in discourse...

"[W]e can be civil in discourse and strive to show respect for the office which President Obama holds, but we cannot give ONE SINGLE INCH on any life issue or allow the civility of our discourse to be interpreted as compromise."
~ Fr. Thomas Euteneur, LifeSite News, January 19, 2009 ~

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Political leaders, whose duty is to serve the good of man...

"Political leaders, whose duty is to serve the good of man, as well as doctors and families, must remember that the deliberate decision to deprive an innocent human being of his life is always bad from the moral point of view, and can never be licit. Love and true compassion embark on another path.
The request that arises from the heart of man in his supreme confrontation with suffering and death, especially when he feels the temptation to let himself be overcome by desperation, and feels lost to the point of wanting to disappear, is above all a petition for someone to accompany him and a call to greater solidarity and support in this test.
This call can seem demanding, but it is the only one worthy of the human being, and it opens to new and deeper solidarity, which enriches and fortifies family and social bonds."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, speaking to the Luxembourg ambassador, December 18, 2008 ~

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

To take life after its inception...

"To take life after its inception is a horrible crime; but to prevent human life that the Creator is about to bring into being, is satanic. In the first instance, the body is killed, while the soul lives on; in the latter, not only a body but an immortal soul is denied existence in time and in eternity. It has been reserved to our day to see advocated shamelessly the legalizing of such a diabolical thing!"
~ Archbishop Patrick Hayes, Christmas Pastoral Letter, 1921 ~