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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

For the Press and NARAL Who Think The Pope is Going to Make Abortion "OK"

From the pope's new Apostolic Exhortation "The Joy of Evangelization."

"Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenceless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking their lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this. Frequently, as a way of ridiculing the Church’s effort to defend their lives, attempts are made to present her position as ideological, obscurantist and conservative. Yet this defence of unborn life is closely linked to the defence of each and every other human right. It involves the conviction that a human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development. Human beings are ends in themselves and never a means of resolving other problems. Once this conviction disappears, so do solid and lasting foundations for the defence of human rights, which would always be subject to the passing whims of the powers that be. Reason alone is sufficient to recognize the inviolable value of each single human life, but if we also look at the issue from the standpoint of faith, “every violation of the personal dignity of the human being cries out in vengeance to God and is an offence against the creator of the individual”.[176]

Do you think the press will read a bit of this 51,000 word exhortation. Nah. Someone will have to make a Twitter friendly version and break it down into tweets.  That would work out to about 364 tweets, basically one a day for a year!


Anonymous Renée said...

A pope who defends Catholic doctrine has ceased to be news. Francis will only get coverage if he makes remarks that can be "spun" into "newsworthy" items. The average person isn't going to hear what Francis really thinks unless you and I tell them.

November 27, 2013 6:20 PM  

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