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 ~