Catholics MUST Be ProLife: Action! (3)

Catholics MUST Be ProLife: Action! (3)

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Among all the crimes which can be committed against life, procured abortion has characteristics making it particularly serious and deplorable. The Second Vatican Council defines abortion, together with infanticide, as an “unspeakable crime”.54

But today, in many people’s consciences, the perception of its gravity has become progressively obscured. The acceptance of abortion in the popular mind, in behaviour and even in law itself, is a telling sign of an extremely dangerous crisis of the moral sense, which is becoming more and more incapable of distinguishing between good and evil, even when the fundamental right to life is at stake. Given such a grave situation, we need now more than ever to have the courage to look the truth in the eye and to call things by their proper name, without yielding to convenient compromises or to the temptation of self-deception. In this regard the reproach of the Prophet is extremely straightforward: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness” (Is 5:20). Especially in the case of abortion there is a widespread use of ambiguous terminology, such as “interruption of pregnancy”, which tends to hide abortion’s true nature and to attenuate its seriousness in public opinion. Perhaps this linguistic phenomenon is itself a symptom of an uneasiness of conscience. But no word has the power to change the reality of things: procured abortion is the deliberate and direct killing, by whatever means it is carried out, of a human being in the initial phase of his or her existence, extending from conception to birth.

The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder… Pope John Paul II: Evangelium Vitae – on the Value and Inviolability, of Human Life #58  [Emphasis added]   Click here to read the entire encyclical

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Comments (61)

  • wendy walker Reply September 23, 2021 at 11:43 am
  • wendy walker Reply September 30, 2021 at 3:08 pm
  • Nicky Reply

    This is some very encouraging news – Nancy Pelosi, top US politician who is very pro-abortion while claiming to be a Catholic, is having a campaign of prayer and fasting organised for her conversion, by her archbishop!
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-cordileone-abortion-prayer-fasting

    September 30, 2021 at 8:51 pm
    • gabriel syme Reply

      Nicky,

      That is a good response from +Cordileone. Certainly more Catholic than my inclination to pray for a heart attack for Pelosi!

      She really is brazen, saying “I come to this as a Catholic mother” when her despicable party recently voted to introduce a bill granting a right to abortion on demand at any stage of a pregnancy.

      Hopefully her brazen comments give new impetus to the USCCB moves to deny Communion to pro-abortion “catholic” politicians.

      September 30, 2021 at 9:56 pm
  • wendy walker Reply

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10052321/Hundreds-protestors-march-London-demonstration-against-abortion-ban-Texas.html

    And

    MY REPLY TO THE EDITOR RE THE ARTICLE ABOVE

    From: wendy walker
    Sent: 02 October 2021 18:23
    Subject: LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Dear Mr Geordie Gregg ..Sir
    Editor of The Daily Mail
    I am e -mailing in you in absolute disgust regarding the article in todays D Mail regarding the far Lefts protest regarding Abortion in Texas today in London
    The writer a Bhvishya Patel proclaims hundreds marched …only at the next sentence it had gone to THOUSANDS ………who are we to believe then ?
    I have ask to ask WHY you allowed this article [if you did ]apologies if you did not I have always regarded The D M as one of the better newspapers and have it every day but I will have to rethink this now
    This is blatent discrimination to pro life people because in September THOUSANDS REALL DID MARCH ….in peaceful loving ,heart warming unity to stop Abortion there was no trouble Police were there and there was all of about 30 pro abortionists in a little corner …Organised by March For Life there were people of every creed ,colour ,Race and Faith and none …YET no pictures or reports about that there were also some amazingly beautiful touching and honest speeches that inspired and touched hearts and mind …so WHY could not the General Public through its papers know of them ?
    It is quite amusing really to see all the socialist worker placards …do es The Daily Mail ever think that they will read and purchase your Paper ?because you so freely allowed them an article !What a joke
    These people have a total disregard for Human Life but tread accidently on a Snail and they would go absolutely berserk
    Can you imagine advocating abortion up to Birth for any reason ?
    Another dreadful case of bad reporting was when brave Heidi Crowter went to Court to stop severe discrimination of pre Born babies with Downs Syndrome sadly she lost but will appeal ….next day all you could read was DOWNS WOMAN LOSES CASE …not her name ..shocking indeed

    As you will read in the comments so far your readers are asking what has this got to do with The Uk ?
    Every Human life has value what right has anyone to decree someone else cannot be born and as Human Life begins at fertilisation then every abortion takes that life or two if it is twins
    Please look deeply into this if you are not aware it does not bode well for your Paper .Despite the fact these pro abortionists claim to be a majority they are in fact a very small minority
    I leave you with your conscience
    Yours sadly and deeply concerned
    Wendy Walker Mrs
    47 Berkeley Path
    Luton
    Beds
    LU2 0TS

    LETTERS TO D MAIL PLEASE

    LETTERS @DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

    October 2, 2021 at 6:23 pm
  • editor Reply

    This is a shocker (everything involving Pope Francis seems to be a shocker…)

    Here he is clearly at ease with Nancy Pelosi, one of those “devout Catholics” who is working hard to make procured abortion (murder of the unborn) legal up to the moment of birth -that is to say, she wants to permit, in law, the killing of infants. This is not a new idea, by the way. There was an Oxford Professor who suggested it some years ago, in England, arguing (logically enough) that the same reasons should apply at and immediately after birth, as apply to the babies in the womb.

    Taylor Marshall is commenting on the handshakes between Pope and Pelosi, plus her mask-wearing (or lack of it – I’ve not had time to watch the entire video yet) but no mention, as far as I can tell, about her lack of a head covering, traditional for women, until this pontificate, I think I’m right in saying, but if I’m not, some beauty will be sure to tell me 😀

    October 12, 2021 at 8:21 pm
  • editor Reply

    N O T I C E . . .

    I have just received the following email from a reader, seeking prayers for his wife, Janice – she is expecting twins and has taken ill…

    … [Janice] was ill yesterday and went to the GP, who gave her antibiotics. Later on she was violently sick and could hardly stay awake. She called the Maternity Hospital and was told to come in. Of course, they insisted on a test for the Chinese virus and it’s positive. She’s been in hospital since and is very dehydrated and low in potassium. Thankfully, the babies are fine to date, thanks be to God. She’s not eaten anything for two days.

    Please pray for Janice – entrusting her well-being (and her unborn twins) to the loving care of Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick…

    October 12, 2021 at 8:26 pm
  • Pat McKay Reply

    Horrible news – pro-life Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed at his constituency surgery in Essex!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58930593

    October 15, 2021 at 4:02 pm
  • editor Reply

    Here is a little good (pro-life) news, at last, from the Scottish Government.
    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/scottish-government-under-fire-after-refuse-to-back-buffer-zones-to-protect-women-from-harassment/ar-AAQn2Ii?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531#comments

    One of the cynics in the comments remarks (to the effect – can’t remember the exact words) that Nicola would rather support the Catholic Church than…

    Yeah right!

    November 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm
  • Pat McKay Reply

    Join Us in Adoration to End Abortion

    Join Catholics across the U.S. in Eucharistic adoration on December 1st, when the Supreme Court hears the landmark pro-life case, Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health

    https://catholicvote.org/dobbs#dobbsVideo

    November 14, 2021 at 12:15 pm
    • Josephine Reply

      Pat McKay,

      That is very important indeed, thanks for the information about that landmark case in the U.S..

      November 14, 2021 at 6:48 pm
  • Pat McKay Reply

    Just for info, I have now contacted Bishops Keenan (Diocese of Paisley) and Toal (Motherwell) to see if I can garner any interest in this ‘Adoration to End Abortion’ initiative, here in Scotland.

    I made the point that where America leads, Britain often follows. As Fr Linus Clovis reminded us in his ‘Civil War’ video, Catholics fight the good fight on their knees. It would be superb if as many parishes as possible could stage Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on St. Andrew’s Day evening, perhaps continuing overnight into 1st December.

    There are of course safety and security concerns, not every parish will be able to participate. If some have to lock up at, say, 10:00pm then so be it. At least we will have done something. I await further developments – but won’t be holding my breath.

    November 15, 2021 at 4:47 pm
  • Pat McKay Reply

    I now have a response from the Chancellor of the Diocese of Motherwell…..

    Dear Mr McKay,

    I refer to your email of15th November, the contents of which I have discussed with Bishop Toal.

    The Bishop has decided that he will not be proposing that parishes take part in this venture.

    Best wishes.

    Deacon Jim

    November 18, 2021 at 10:26 am
    • editor Reply

      Pat,

      Well done for writing. That the Bishop has decided not to participate in such a praiseworthy, spiritual enterprise, tells us all we need to know about him, if we didn’t already know it.

      Having said that, the fact that the diocesan churches are effectively closed – the bishops and priests were none too pleased that the group of Protestant ministers led by Dr William Philip succeeded in getting the Government ruling on closure of churches overturned – probably means that it is now even more difficult than in normal times to drum up active support for anything these days.

      Which suits their apparently apathetic souls only too well.

      November 18, 2021 at 3:09 pm

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