Monday, March 28, 2005

 

Life usurped

My daily e-mail from Zenit contained a beautiful article about a British Catholic Cardinal. I was struck by his use of the words "life usurped" for that is exactly what is happening worldwide. Life has been usurped, the throne of life has been stolen by the angels of death in a quite real sense, and the divide between the two camps widens daily, sometimes by the hour or minute. You can see it on television, in the eyes of those praying still outside Woodside Hospice in Florida.

The Cardinal's sermon proves too that this isn't just an American problem, but rather a global one, which is one way in which this all differs from Nazi Germany--that particular officially sanctioned program of eugenics was confined to one country, one State. It has now spread, cancerlike, throughout the globe, and become the single most dividing issue of our times. The Democratic Party in the U.S. admitted after the last Presidential election that it was values and morals that lost them the White House, values and morals that included the debate over abortion. They also said that perhaps, if Kerry had left abortion entirely off the menu of issues, they might have stood a chance. We can see, watching a bigamous adulterer murder his first wife before our very eyes in the name of "mercy," listening to the prayers of the protestors and the anger and despair in the voices of Matt Drudge and Michael Savage and Sean Hannity, that values and morals matter very deeply to one section of society--and not at all to the other.

Yes, that is a sweeping statement for me to make, but it is nonetheless true--all you need do on any given day is listen to both sides of any issue involving a moral choice. The left has come down strongly on the side of the bigamous adulterer, while the right...well, let's just say that they haven't ;) If the left continues to defy morality, to spit in the face of common human decency, they will continue to lose elections, and then sit there and scratch their heads in confusion and wonder why on earth most Americans don't agree that their Cult-o-Death would be the perfect thing for us. And then they'll whine yet again--and again, and again--that it was values and morals that lost whichever election was lost, and scratch their heads some more that Americans can't seem to let go of our idiotic moral principles and just give in, let go, go down for the third time and admit that the angels of death own the throne...

Cardinals in United Kingdom Warn About Life IssuesEaster Homily Cites Terri Schiavo

EDINBURGH, Scotland, MARCH 27, 2005

(Zenit.org).- In his Easter Sunday homily, Cardinal Keith O'Brien contended that society has lost sight of the sacred nature of human life. "May we all continue to preach that Gospel of life by our words and by our actions –- as we value more and more life unborn, life unfulfilled, and life usurped in our own journeys towards life unending in the company of our Risen Lord Jesus Christ," he said in the homily prepared for the faithful gathered in St. Mary's Cathedral.

ZENIT News Agency--The World Seen from Rome

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