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.
Thank you all for your prayers for our
mission trip to Taiwan for HLI's 20th Asia Pacific Conference for Life,
Faith and Family! Dr. Ligaya Acosta and her team ran a wonderful event,
inspiring and forming many leaders from around Asia. Dr. Joseph Meaney,
Dr. Brian Clowes, myself, and several other speakers were welcomed
kindly and were grateful to share our thoughts and experiences with the
large crowd. See our Instagram feed for some pictures and an article from Vatican Radio here for more on how we were able to share the Gospel of Life with a large, new audience.
returned here in the first week of Advent, and I must say things seem
strange. Of course the culture that thinks the Christmas season begins
at Thanksgiving - now, perhaps, Halloween? - and ends Christmas night is
finding what it expects in the stores. But still, something seems
The terrible events of San Bernardino a couple days
ago, of Colorado City the week before and of Paris - and countless less
headline-ready attacks - are bad enough, and we must pray for the souls
of the departed, for those who mourn them, and for those who are trying
to pick up the pieces. We must condemn every unjust attack on the
innocent, no matter the perpetrator or the victims.
readiness to exploit tragedies for political agendas is a further
assault of a kind - it almost prevents any kind of shared mourning,
understanding, and discussions of peace. We have removed God from the
equation, so we must have a new law that will protect us from ourselves.
Until the next time.
My brothers and sisters, we have to
understand the source of this cycle of violence, as I say in my article
today. Advent comes at the perfect time to slow down, to focus on
Christ, to prepare our hearts to receive Him. We must step away from the
twisting torrents of rhetoric to pray, to prepare, and to understand.
As always, I am so grateful to be in this battle for truth, in service of the One who is Himself Truth.
San Bernardino. Colorado City. Paris. Not a day seems to pass that
we are not confronted with numerous images and stories of violent
crimes around the world. They are usually accompanied by pundits
offering up a plethora of reasons to explain these occurrences. Their
explanations could be valid or could be a smoke screen that hides the
true nature of the problems. I suggest we consider more fundamental
reasons - the rejection of God and objective truth about the dignity of
the human person. - continue -
Vatican Radio: The 20th Asia Pacific Congress on Faith, Life and
Family organized by Human Life international (HLI) in Taiwan, from Nov.
27 to 29 focused on threats, perspectives, and realities affecting the
modern family. With the theme coming from Psalms 128:8, "Your wife a
fruitful vine in the inner places of your house, your children round
your table like shoots of an olive tree", speakers and resource persons
shared reflections on the understanding of God's plan for marriage and
family; threats and challenges to family; the modern crisis of
conscience; unmasking the gender ideology; the global holocaust of
abortion.- continue -
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