Father Shenan J. Boquet
President, Human Life International
Archbishop Aymond is acting as a good shepherd and guiding his flock just as good parents guide their children. He is shielding his flock from the danger of scandal by refusing to ally the diocese with those who enable grave evil. He acknowledges this will create hardships, but instructs his diocese as to why the sanctity of human life demands such sacrifice. His very public repudiation of Planned Parenthood and all those who are cooperating with the construction of this new abortion facility offers an unambiguous presentation of Church teaching. Let us pray for all our bishops and priests that they have the wisdom and moral courage to faithfully teach their diocese and parishes what it means to be pro-life both personally and professionally. And may parents take these lessons to heart so that they successfully raise the next generation of pro-life Catholics.