Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
At times it seems like the nation has already forgotten 9/11, doesn't
it? Even on the conservative news site, the Drudge Report, we see
nothing marking the date. It is true that we need to move
on in some sense when we suffer tragedy. We need to stay in touch with
reality -- with the fact that time continues and we cannot remain stuck
in a moment -- even as we have to face the reality of our pain.
we are not supposed to forget. Even if we forgive those who have done
us harm, it is a sign of maturity and generosity that we remember and
pray for those who suffered the most from these events, praying for
their souls and for those who survived them and carry on.
have a valid point when we point out that there are many single days
when as many unborn children are killed by abortion in our nation as
were killed at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon 14 years ago.
This much less visible, but no less tragic and destructive, attack also
deserves our remembrance, and our best efforts to not let our most
vulnerable brothers and sisters be forgotten.
Take time today to
remember in prayer all who are unjustly killed - before or after birth.
Remembering the Passion of Our Lord, we remember that His complete gift
of Himself, His complete trust in God the Father, transformed the
world. Death does not win. In the midst of the greatest suffering, our
loving Father still offers us His love and mercy.
these facts, just as we remember those who lost their lives 14 years ago
on that terrible day. Death does not win. God wins. Love wins.
Incarnation and Redemption are the great signs and causes of God's
merciful love for us. As Creator, He became our redeemer from all sin by
his passion, and death. Those violent acts inflicted unjustly upon His
body were the instruments of making reparation for the sins of all
mankind, original and personal together with His virtues of merciful
love offered to the Father. Objectively, the Lord Jesus forgave all sin
of all times for human beings. However, to receive personal
forgiveness, subjectively one must repent to receive the fruits of His
saving actions. But what does it mean to repent?- continue -
Feminist heroes Margaret Sanger and Simone de Beauvoir abandoned
the Catholic faith of their families and promoted a socialist worldview
for women, sadly while leading very difficult lives marked by sexual
promiscuity. Though still hailed as defenders of the rights of women,
they held different positions on abortion, with de Beauvoir in support
and Sanger strongly against. The causal connection between the sexual
licentiousness that inevitably followed their promotion of contraception
and the further necessary "birth control" of abortion is now a matter
of historical fact.- continue -
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