Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict
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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

BREAKING: Pope Francis references abortion, killing the elderly, disabled.... a predator culture....



Pope Francis in a wide ranging Homily at St. Matthew's Cathedral, Washington, D.C., referred to the culture of death. Abortion and euthanasia, do not exist in a vacuum, but are the products of a predator culture, a vicious materialism.

The Holy Father: 

We are bishops of the Church, shepherds appointed by God to feed his flock.  Our greatest joy is to be shepherds, and only shepherds, pastors with undivided hearts and selfless devotion.  We need to preserve this joy and never let ourselves be robbed of it.  The evil one roars like a lion, anxious to devour it, wearing us down in our resolve to be all that we are called to be, not for ourselves but in gift and service to the “Shepherd of our souls” (1 Pet 2:25)....

...I encourage you, then, to confront the challenging issues of our time.  Ever present within each of them is life as gift and responsibility.  The future freedom and dignity of our societies depends on how we face these challenges.

The innocent victim of abortion, children who die of hunger or from bombings, immigrants who drown in the search for a better tomorrow, the elderly or the sick who are considered a burden, the victims of terrorism, wars, violence and drug trafficking, the environment devastated by man’s predatory relationship with nature – at stake in all of this is the gift of God, of which we are noble stewards but not masters.  It is wrong, then, to look the other way or to remain silent.  No less important is the Gospel of the Family, which in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia I will emphatically proclaim together with you and the entire Church....



1 comment:

The Native Canadians said...

Makes me proud to be catholic.