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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, March 22, 2005

With God & Italy for us, who cares if Europe is against us?

A large number of America is outraged at the injustice against Terri Schiavo... and Europe is, shall we say, bemused. They just don't get America's people (particularly the millions of "ignorant idiots" who voted Bush back into office). The continental divide between America and Europe is becoming wider, as one reporter said:

"The Terri Schiavo case shows just how emphatically the U.S. and Europe are moving on different paths on the "right-to-life" or in this case, the right to die," said Bronwen Maddox in The Times, adding:

"Euthanasia, abortion, stem cell research and, above all, the death penalty mark out a transatlantic gulf which is far more clear-cut than even on Iraq."

The moral compass of the European continent (apart from perhaps Italy, where the people may not make it to Church every Sunday, but they still live in a culture steeped with the importance of life and love, and the Vatican is still at their doorstep) has gone askew, where to many Europeans, "Epicurian" is perhaps a better way to describe them -- for them, life is only worth living if it is a "good" life, and if you are not a "bother" to someone else. As another reporter put it, to Europeans, "The idea that all life should be maintained whenever possible is impractical and repellent."

And thus continues modern Europe's slide in oblivion.

Read the article at World News Article | Reuters.co.uk


Blogger GrenfellHunt said...

You might be interested: a group of Harvard students is going on a hunger strike in solidarity w/Terri (see the note at National Review's The Corner).

PS: this is a beautiful weblog.

March 22, 2005 10:34 PM  

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