- May 25, 2020
Procuring an abortion is wrong, inhumane and like hiring a hit man “to fix a problem,” Pope Francis said.
In his speech at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines discussed the dangers that a throw-away culture poses to the environment and the human familiy.
Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.
Pope Francis on Sunday met with a group of contemplative women religious, and urged them to keep pressing the spiritual battle against what he calls a “throw-away” culture.
Some countries are now entering a new era of discrimination against children with Down syndrome. It’s one thing to protect the legal right to have an abortion (as terrible as that is), but it is quite another to insulate those who have such an abortion from the reality of what they have done.
In the second in a series of pieces to the run-up to November’s presidential election considering a Consistent Ethic of Life as the foundation of a possible alternative political party, Charles Camosy focuses on the direction in which Pope Francis has pushed the ethic.