Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The family, based on the marriage...

…the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman, is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself...More generally, and with particular reference to the West, I am convinced that legislative measures which not only permit but at times even promote abortion for reasons of convenience or for questionable medical motives compromise the education of young people and, as a result, the future of humanity."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Address of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the Members of the Diplomatic Corps Accredited to the Holy See, January 9, 2012~