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Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI Continues to Advocate the Pro-Life Message

We all certainly realize the greatness of John Paul ll, in that he stood up for the truth and defended it. And, in regard to the unborn, he wrote countless letters and documents. Yet, his life especially at the end, showed us all that human life is deserving of respect and comes from God; life ends in God's time and not by own desires.

Last year John Paul ll left this world for the next, but Pope Benedict XVI has continued to preach the truth of the pro-life movement. This not only includes the sinfulness of abortion but also embryonic stem cell research, in-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, artificial contraception, gay marriage, and euthanasia to name only a few.

Pope Benedict XVI said, "Every human life as such deserves to be always defended
and promoted," Benedict observed. "Life is exalted while it is enjoyable, but there is a tendency to stop respecting it when it is sick or experiences some kind of disability."

An April 2005 Quinnipiac poll found that most American Catholics agreed with John Paul ll's condemnation of abortion. The poll also found that two-thirds of Catholics oppose abortion in all or most cases. Eighty percent said that the pope's position should also remain the same.

Let us pray that two-thirds will become three-thirds one day because abortion is an intrinsic evil, something that is never acceptable in any situation.

I am also pleased to report that abortions have substantially declined in recent years according to LifeNews!

Catechism of the Catholic Church Par. 2322. "From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a 'criminal' practice (GS 27 # 3), gravely contrary to the moral law. The Church imposes the canonical penalty of excommunication for this crime against human life."

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