Then in late July 2015, the abortion pill RU-486 was quietly approved by Health Canada. Although women will need a prescription to obtain it, a whole new phase of early abortion is about to begin in 2016. It will be secret killing, under the radar so to speak. Canadians will not have the slightest clue how many little lives will be deliberately snuffed out in utero. The intentional taking of human life won’t end there.
Much of society ceased to believe or care that the real presence of Christ was possible in their lives ― or the Blessed Sacrament for
that matter. With it came a loss of holiness and a sense of wonder for the sacred. C.S Lewis wrote: “Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.”
That is a simple, profound truth yet vast portions of our culture became blind to the concept of holiness and the transforming sense of wonder that it brings to life. Just as the real presence of Christ is what makes the Sacrament blessed, it is the image of God that gives sanctity to all humanity.
Hearts that are indifferent to the things of God can make any atrocity possible ― like digging out a developing unborn child from its womb or helping a suicidal disabled or sick person kill himself. As Christians we must never become indifferent to abortion or the euthanizing of people.
community concern and the common good is treacherous indeed. It does not enhance our humanity; it takes away from our humanity and leaves society poorer, much poorer. It is the tyranny of self that excludes consideration for the good of others. Unaccountable personal autonomy inevitably hurts the most vulnerable and those with the least power.
Again, Pope Benedict said elsewhere: “We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize as for certain and which has as its highest goal one’s own ego and one’s own desires.”
Have we come to a point of nihilism where each person is his own judge and jury and his personal convictions of self-interest are
infallible? Is every person is his own god? Have we come to a point where Frederic Neitzsche’s terrible predictions have come true? He said: “Nihilism is standing at the door. A triumph of nihilism is evitable.”
Has nihilism crossed the threshold and overcome our previous tried and true Christian culture? Will those faithful to the gospel and commandments of Jesus Christ and his Church acquiesce to such a perilous the unproven future? We must not.
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