Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tough Talk from Seattle Archdiocese

Speaking of relativism, the Seattle Archdiocese has been coming out stronger in recent months against the abortion culture and state apparatus that supports it.

Archbishop Brunett made this comment in the May 3rd issue of the Progress last year in reference to the fight to maintain First Amendment rights for pharmacists --

Just before he was elected pope in April of 2005, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger delivered a homily in the Vatican Basilica to the College of Cardinals. In his talk he made the point that having a clear, definitive faith like that proclaimed in the Creed of the Church is today often labeled as fundamentalism.

He said that allowing oneself to be tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine, on the other hand, seemed to be the only acceptable attitude in our current cultural environment. We are building, he said, a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one's own ego and desires.

We don't need to look any further than the debate over pharmacists' right of conscience to recognize that he chose his words well. A society that denies individuals the right to act in accord with their conscience is a dictatorship of the most oppressive sort, and among its chief threats are Christians who possess what Pope Benedict XVI calls an adult faith.

Take that Gov. Christine Gregoire.

Now the Catholic newspaper the Northwest Progress has come out with a series of great articles on adoption and abortion. The truth is all there in black and white for anyone with the interest and time to read it.

Crisis pregnancy options not always clear
One chose abortion, one selected life
Ad campaign asks TV viewers to ‘think about it’

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