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.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Spirit & Life - Bishop Schneider Speaks at HLI
Despite many challenges, the Church has always held firm on marriage.
restored in all its seriousness and beauty the divine truth about
marriage and human sexuality. Regarding these divine truths which
Christ authoritatively proclaimed, he did not admit any sophisms.
- Bishop Athanasius Schneider at HLI Headquarters, October 16
were honored to host His Excellency at HLI Headquarters a few weeks
back for a discussion of the true nature of marriage. Bishop Schneider
has been making his biblical, theological and historical case in several
locations around the world, as he shares the concern of many that
proposals given serious consideration at the Synod on the Family are,
despite assurances to the contrary, opposed to settled and loving
I have been encouraged by his stand for truth, and
that of several other faithful shepherds during this trying time. Count
me as one of those who does not see empirical evidence supporting the
belief that the Church will flourish the more she compromises with our
Our hope has always been in Our Lord, Jesus
Christ, who Himself returned marriage to its original meaning and
stature, even elevating this fundamental natural institution to the
level of a sacrament! The settled doctrine that thoroughly and
unequivocally supports Our Lord's clear teaching cannot be set aside for
"pastoral accommodations" that contradict it.
Our Lord is so
good! So many of us have fallen into sin, and it is tempting in our
relativistic age to seek a faith that conforms to our worldview, that
confirms our lifestyles. But we cannot tire of saying that this is a
false view of faith, as it is not based in love and truth! We conform
ourselves to God's law, it cannot be conformed to our wills. Unity in
the Truth of God's law, embodied in Our Lord, is the only way to truly
unite the faithful.
So we thank God for our faithful priests and bishops, and for the goodness, beauty, and truth of His law.
our article on Bishop Schneider's talk, as well as some welcome news
from Spain, where our affiliate was granted an award for their faithful
work defending life and family.
Thank you again for your generous support and prayers!
Also the Pharisees and scribes had known the divine truths about
the beginning of marriage, they nevertheless endured to receive from
Jesus, as from a well-known and recognized teacher, the legitimization
of the practice of divorce, a practice which was already widely adopted
in those times, perhaps for 'pastoral reasons.' They asked Jesus about
basic legitimacy of divorce. Jesus proclaimed to them, and through His
Gospel He still proclaims to the man of all times the ever-valid and
unchangeable divine truths about marriage: 'In the beginning it was not
so. And I say to you, whoever shall put away his wife and shall marry
another commits adultery.' - continue -
On November 2, Misión held its fourth Family Award ceremony,
honoring those persons and institutions "that see the family as the
pillar of support for the values that will transform Spain." The "Person
Award" (one of five categories) was granted to Maria Mansilla, founder
and director of Association Spei Mater, Human Life International's
affiliate in Spain. Mrs. Mansilla used the occasion of the award
ceremony, which was held at the Catholic University Francisco de Vitoria
in Madrid, to thank her collaborators and her family. - continue -
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