Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Monday, October 17, 2011

If The Catholic Church is Evil, Why Does It Lead the World in Pro-Life?

This is a question that non-Catholics who reject the Catholic faith  need to ask themselves. If the Catholic Church is wrong regarding such crucial issues as justification/ salvation/ sacramentalism etc, how can they be so right regarding the issues of our time regarding life itself. The Church has taken the lead against abortion since Roe v Wade and before. The Church is on the forefront against euthanasia and legalized physician-assisted suicide. The Church supports marriage between a man and woman only. The Church has always opposed artificial contraception (now one of the leading risks for breast cancer in women) and has taken a firm stand against in-vitro fertilization (which creates embryos and destroys "extra ones" )

If satan is behind the Catholic Church, wouldn't the Church therefore do everything in its power to destroy human life? Since we are created in the image of God, satan and his minions  do all they can to destroy life, not protect it from conception until natural death.  A house divided itself can't stand so the Church that supports life as one of its most important missions, along with getting these very same souls to heaven, is surely the Church Jesus built.

"We are facing an enormous and dramatic clash between good and evil, death and life, the "culture of death" and the "culture of life."  We find ourselves not only "faced with" but necessarily "in the midst of" this conflict:  we are all involved and we all share in it, with the inescapable responsibility of choosing to be unconditionally pro-life." (#28) ... "It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop." (#101) Blessed John Paul 2 in the Gospel of Life


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good post Russ, however most people are so blinded they wouldn't see the truth unless it hit them in the face!

All the more reason to pray that God remove their blinders!


October 18, 2011 12:22 AM  

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