January 28-30, 2000
volume 11, no. 20
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&bnsp; Speaking of fittings, it's fitting that we cap this intensive past two week commemoration of Christian Unity Week and the succeeding Respect Life Week 2000 with the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He is considered the most intelligent saint in the Church who is honored in the simple term "Angelic Doctor" which speaks volumes as in Summa Theologica - a tome that set the bar higher for Catholics from his time on. It was this brilliant thirteenth century saint who said, "The respect that one has for the rule flows naturally from the respect that one has for the person who gave it." Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a modern angelic doctor in our eyes, enhanced on that by saying, "Authority must always have behind it some value which elicits respect and reverence."
If you follow our line of thinking you know we're talking about respect for life because the Thomistic principle applies here. How can one respect an authority who has usurped a higher Authority? We're talking of the Supreme Court, who in 1973, for ungodly reasons chose to rule for Roe over Wade. The Roe was Norma Corvey, a Dallas woman who was basically the front for Planned Parenthood and N.O.W. A few years ago Corvey saw the error of her ways and converted to Catholicism and since has become a strong advocate for the Sanctity of Life. She finally realized what another great Doctor of the Church once said, a man on the same plateau as the great Aquinas - Saint Augustine who also turned from a life of sin: "My heart is restless, until it rests in You (God)."
You'll note this past week we have carried a number of hard-hitting, conscience-tweaking articles on the Sanctity of Life and have not been shy in defining the culprit and warning readers of the insidious plots and ploys of the pro-abort culture of death promoters including potential presidential candidates. As we have said so many time, this election year is pivotal for the history of mankind for if future babies are allowed to continue to be slaughtered, then there may not be a mankind to record history!
One of our columnists - Pat Ludwa sent this poem entitled "No Choice" that sums up best the bond between child and mother:
If that doesn't grab you by the heart and soul and prompt you to drop to your knees and pray for aborted babies and then get out there and campaign for whichever pro-life candidate you feel would best carry out God's charge to preserve life at all costs, then we don't know what will unless it is the Holy Father's warning to all of us: "America, if you want liberty and justice for all and lasting peace...defend life!" Remember what God said in Deuteronomy 30: 19, "I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendents may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding His voice, and holding fast to Him." We will leave you with this simple summation of why Jesus came into this world, suffered, died and rose from the dead as recorded in John 10: 10, "I came that they may have life, and have it more abundantly."
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