Thursday, December 16, 2010

The only differences...

"The only differences between the Herod of old and the Herods of today are in the weapons used and the number of victims. Herod used swords and spears to kill the Holy Innocents. Today's Herods use abortion, "The Pill" and other chemical weapons. And whereas Herod killed a relatively small number of babies, today's Herods have butchered literally hundreds of millions ... with no end in sight!"
~ Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula, HLI Interim President,  Spirit & Life Newsletter, December 8, 2010 ~

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Unfortunately, next to positive...

"Unfortunately, next to positive and encouraging results, there are opinions and lines of thought that wound it: I am referring to questions such as those connected with so-called "reproductive health," with recourse to artificial techniques of procreation entailing the destruction of embryos, or with legalized euthanasia. Love of justice, the protection of life from conception to its natural end, respect for the dignity of every human being, are to be upheld and witnessed, even against the current: the fundamental ethical values are the common patrimony of universal morality and the basis of democratic coexistence."

Thursday, October 21, 2010

There is no element...

"...there is no element of the common good, no morally good practice, which a candidate may promote and to which a voter may be dedicated, which could justify voting for a candidate who also endorses and supports the deliberate killing of the unborn, euthanasia or the recognition of a same-sex relationship as a legal marriage. The respect for the inviolable dignity of innocent human life and for the integrity of marriage and the family are so fundamental to the common good that they cannot be subordinated to any other cause, no matter how good it may be."
~ Archbishop Raymond Burke, The Teachings of the Catholic Church, National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, May 8, 2009 ~

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The undeniable fact...

"The undeniable fact is that those who defend the destruction of innocent human life in the form of abortion and euthanasia cannot confront the moral issues, nor can they confront the history that proves beyond a doubt the similarity between their reasoning and that of the most heinous murderers of history."
~ Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula, HLI Interim President, Human Life International e-Column, September 24, 2010 ~

Friday, September 24, 2010

To be Catholic...

"To be Catholic means to be pro-life."
~ Bishop J. Peter Sartain, March for Life, Washington, D.C., January 22, 2010 ~

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Let me tell you...

"Let me tell you why I believe abortion is the crucial issue of our age. First, because abortion, too, is about living within the truth. The right to life is the foundation of every other human right. If that right is not inviolate, then no right can be guaranteed. Or to put it more bluntly: Homicide is homicide, no matter how small the victim."
~ Most Reverend Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Denver, CO, Living within the truth: Religious liberty and Catholic mission in the new order of the world, August 24, 2010 ~

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What society...

"What society would continue if it declared that it is the right of citizens to kill innocent persons by majority [vote]? In the best scenario it would be converted into a tyranny, against which upright persons would have to react, according to this advice by Gandhi: 'As soon as one understands that obeying unjust laws is contrary to his dignity as a man, no tyranny can dominate him.'"
~ Most Reverend Francisco Gil Hellin, Archbishop of Burgos, Spain, July 11, 2010 ~

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

When we consider...

"When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit."
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Women's Rights Movement Organizer, October 16, 1887 ~

Friday, June 25, 2010

The extermination of...

"The extermination of millions of unborn children, in the name of the fight against poverty, actually constitutes the destruction of the poorest of all human beings."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Message for the World Day of Peace, 12/11/08 ~

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

As bad as the economy is...

"As bad as the economy is, as bad as the war is, the destruction of innocent human life, especially in the womb, is a greater evil, and correction of this grave evil must take place. Each of us has a role in making this correction in our duties as citizens."
~ Bishop Samuel J. Aquila, Has America Lost Its Way?, October 24, 2008 ~

Monday, May 31, 2010

That every national...

"That every national and trans-national institution may strive to guarantee respect for human life from conception to natural death."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, General Prayer Intention for June 2010 ~

Saturday, May 22, 2010

We always must remember...

"We always must remember that when a difficult medical situation involves a pregnant woman, there are two patients in need of treatment and care; not merely one. The unborn child’s life is just as sacred as the mother’s life, and neither life can be preferred over the other. A woman is rightly called ‘mother’ upon the moment of conception and throughout her entire pregnancy is considered to be 'with child.'"

Friday, May 14, 2010

I express my deep appreciation...

"I express my deep appreciation for all those social and pastoral initiatives aimed at combating the socio-economic and cultural mechanisms which lead to abortion, and openly concerned with defending life and promoting the reconciliation and healing of those harmed by the tragedy of abortion.

Initiatives aimed at protecting the essential and primary values of life from its conception, and of the family based on indissoluble marriage between a man and a woman, help to respond to some of today's most insidious and dangerous threats to the common good. Such initiatives represent, along with many other forms of commitment, essential elements in the building of the civilization of love".
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Charity is Principal Strength and Guide of the Church, Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2010 ~

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Connected with our prayer...

"Connected with our prayer must be the thoughtful and faithful reflection upon the Church's teaching on the respect for all human life and the integrity of the family. In our homes, in our Catholic schools and universities, in parish study groups, and in everyday conversations and discussions with our neighbors, we are called to give an uncompromising witness to the Gospel of Life. Parents, parish priests and institutions of Catholic education must be aware of the constant anti-life and anti-family messages which constantly bombard us and our young people."
~ Archbishop Raymond Burke, Keynote Address at the National Prayer Breakfast, May 8, 2009 ~

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The mystery of the Incarnation...

"The mystery of the Incarnation reveals the specific value of the dignity of human life. God gave us this gift and sanctified it when the Son became man and was born of Mary. It is a gift that must be protected, from conception until natural death. With all my heart I join people involved in various initiatives aimed at respecting life and promoting a new social awareness."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Our Holy Father Speaking to Polish Pilgrims, March 24, 2010 ~

Monday, March 15, 2010

Likewise, if we really believe that abortion...

"Likewise, if we really believe that abortion is an intimate act of violence – and of course, it is – then we can't aim at anything less than ending abortion. It doesn't matter that some abortions have always occurred, or that some will always occur. If we really believe that abortion kills a developing, unborn human life, then we can never be satisfied with mere 'reductions' in the body count."
~ Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Why This Work Matters: Human Dignity and the Road Ahead, March 9, 2010 ~

Saturday, February 27, 2010

In this current period of economic difficulties...

"In this current period of economic difficulties, the effect of those mechanisms which produce poverty and create deep social inequality becomes ever more dramatic, injuring and offending life, and striking especially at the weakest and most defenseless. This situation calls on us to promote integral human development in order to overcome want and need, and above all to recall that the goal of each man and women is not wellbeing, but God Himself, and that human life must be defended and supported at every stage. No-one, in fact, is master of his own existence; rather, we are all called to safeguard and respect life, from the moment of conception until natural end".
~ Pope Benedict XVI, All of Us Must Safeguard and Respect Life, February 7, 2010 ~

Friday, January 29, 2010

Because the efforts to dislodge...

"Because the efforts to dislodge what is evil are so arduous – we know that evil will not give up without a fight; It shouldn’t surprise us that certain groups – even those under the banner of 'Catholic,' have set a different agenda, one that while supporting a public work of assistance to those in need, nonetheless chooses not to address unjust and destructive laws that take their daily toll of thousands of human lives."
~ Most Reverend Robert W. Finn, What Laity Must Do in the Battle for Life, August 16, 2009 ~

Thursday, January 21, 2010

We will stand up

"...we will stand up every time that human life is threatened. When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, we will stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life. When a child is described as a burden or is looked upon only as a means to satisfy an emotional need, we will stand up and insist that every child is a unique and unrepeatable gift of God, with the right to a loving and united family..."
~ Pope John Paul II, Homily at the Holy Mass at the Capital Mall, October 7, 1979 ~

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Failing to name error...

"Failing to name error because of some kind of fear of offending the person in error is neither compassion nor charity. Confronting or challenging the error or evil of another is never easy yet it must be done."
~ Bishop Robert Vasa, Excommunication is a declaration of acts that severs ties, January 11, 2010 ~