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 ~