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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Reaction to the photo "Handshake of Life"

There was a wonderful article recently in the Pittsburgh, PA "Post-Gazette" by a woman named Ruth Ann Dailey. In light of the amazing photo, dubbed "Handshake of Life" by many e-mailers, that has made the rounds online for years now, Dailey takes the time to ponder one of the most important questions of our day, how can we call our society a "moral" society?

Baby Samuel

"...it doesn't matter whether a fetus's hand reached out involuntarily or in thanks. It matters that doctors can successfully operate on a 21-week-old fetus with spina bifida -- or they can vacuum his brain and crush his skull to remove him from a woman's body.

It matters that the same scientific progress that's made a supremely unnatural act relatively safe also shows us -- in vivid, freeze-frame detail -- how unnecessary, how brutal and how personal that act is.

And it matters that we continue to question whether we can consider our nation "moral" when our laws enshrine such an act as a reasonable choice."

Read the article at: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05024/447098.stm


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