Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Pro-Life Stand

In the light of present controversies people might wonder about the Catholic Church’s pro-life stand.  It’s not just the Church’s but every person’s privilege to stand for our basic human right which is life.  By nature therefore it is but normal to have the trend and tendency of defending ourselves against an unjust aggressor.  The Church stands for these basic rights of every human person: the right to life, liberty and property.  The three rights generally go together and are supportive of each other.

Naturally the Church would object when society tries to obliterate the respect due to these basic rights just because of dictatorial ambitions of leaders or because money is being given greater importance, or for other shallow or superficial reasons.  When the Church asks for that basic respect for human life in all stages it’s only asking what God’s fifth (5th) commandment tells us: “Thou shalt not kill” (Ex. 20:13).  Jesus explained the basis of that when He expresses in Mt. 7:12: “Do unto others what you want others do unto you; that is the meaning of the Law and the Prophets” (Mt. 7:12). 

Let’s listen to the voice of the Church.  The Church is only asking that we listen to God’s Word above other passing human or worldly considerations.  Why?  When you violate God’s commandment, you will pay for it sooner or later.  God knows all things even the deepest secrets of the heart..

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