Monday, May 5, 2014

Cardinal Collins: limit abortion bit by bit

Thursday May 8, 2014 this week will be the annual March for Life.

Last year I wasn't at the March as I was out of the country. So I didn't hear Cardinal Collins homily at St. Patrick's basilica in Ottawa.

My sister taped it though and here is the link.

He advised us to do what we can to limit the evil, bit by bit. To fight for legal limits on abortion one step at a time, since we may not be able to accomplish it all at once.
"...We need to think clearly. We reflect upon how we best can be faithful in proclaiming the Gospel of Life. It's not enough simply to proclaim the Gospel of Life. That's necessary but it's not sufficient. We need to do it faithfully and effectively. We need to look to ways we can creatively help those people who cannot see the value of human life from conception 'til natural death. How can we help people see the truth? We have to look at ways, for example that we can find in the bills of Parliament, that we can limit abortion...more that's good...and then more that's better....then even more, that's better...we may not be able to do it all at once now, but it is far better to limit it, limit it, limit it, persistently, rather than say unless we can do it totally now, like that, we won't do it at all, we'll wait 'til we can do it perfectly.. God expects of us that we will think it through, not for our sake but for the sake of the people we serve."
Cardinal Collins is pretty clear that abortion incrementalism is how we accomplish fighting the evil that is abortion.

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