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April 11, 2005
WCR Letters to the Editor
Rebel against immorality
As a Catholic, a Christian and a nurse, I have lived for many years and experienced many changes, some good and some bad. I have been happily married for 44 years, have five grown sons and 13 grandchildren. My oldest granddaughter tells me that "this world is a cesspool," so why do I worry about same-sex marriage?
My answer is that I cannot sit idly by and not make my voice heard when yet another law is about to be enacted that usurps the moral order. Abortion was the first anti-life law that set the stage for our culture of death.
Yet to be enacted but already being pushed by the proponents of same-sex marriage is euthanasia. Also on the agenda and already a fact of life in the Netherlands is infanticide. The Netherlands has, of course, legalized same-sex marriage as well. How sad! And we are copying them.
The white race is self-destructing in the name of humanism and the "right" to do wrong. I fear for my grandchildren as they will soon be taught in schools, despite what parents want, that homosexuality is an alternative and equal way of life. That can only enlarge the proportion of homosexuals now present in the population and hasten the decline of our western civilization.
Like previous civilizations, immorality and corruption will be our downfall. Children are no longer valued, nor is life. As a country, we used to celebrate children and devote our lives to loving them and teaching them to love one another and do good instead of evil.
We have strayed far from the Ten Commandments to the detriment of society. Political correctness has replaced truth. "Rights" have replaced duties. True love has been forsaken for lust.
We are being led down the path to perdition. How long will we put up with this insanity before we rebel?
Letter to the Editor - 04/18/05
Euthanasia is still cold-blooded murder
It is absolutely horrifying that Father Wilf Murchland thinks Million Dollar Baby is a great film (see Letters, WCR, March 21), especially considering that Terri Schiavo was murdered by starvation and dehydration because her husband deemed her useless and therefore unfit to live.
The Catholic Church unequivocally condemns euthanasia as intrinsically evil (see The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2276-2279, and Evangelium Vitae, 64-67), and the Catholic Church is infallible, as Our Lord declared when he said: "And I say to thee: that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18).
Every Catholic is morally obligated to assent to all of the Church's teachings (including her teaching on euthanasia), for they are Christ's teachings. Any man who dissents with the Church dissents with Christ. Vox Ecclesiae, Vox Dei - The voice of the Church is the voice of God.
Euthanasia comes from the Greek for "good death."
In the modern usage, as "an action or omission which of itself and by intention causes death, with the purpose of eliminating all suffering" (EV, 65), euthanasia is a euphemism meaning anything but good death.
It is cold-blooded murder.
Conservatives the only 'for-life' party
Re:March 28 Editorial ("Abortion issue will rise again").
I was disappointed there was no debate or resolution on any aspect of abortion at the Conservative convention. But I take comfort in the fact that the majority of Conservatives, members of the party, present and future MPs, are pro-life and, as you've said, the day will come when this issue will rise again.
The Conservatives are also the only party that allows free votes in the house and are not whipped into voting as the leader dictates. I hesitate to say the party line, because there are many Liberals who do not support some of the issues that are coming up (euthanasia, marijuana laws, late-term abortions, etc.) but are forced into complying with their leaders who seem to be influenced only by small but active interest groups who are bent on changing all our social norms and want to appear "progressive" with no regard for the consequences.
Beware of those false prophets
Enclosed is a copy of a letter to the editor you had published on Jan. 25, 1993 in which the writer, Eugene Pasay, warns us that Christ's return is close at hand. His reasoning is that during the apparitions which took place in Fatima, our heavenly mother foretold many events that would take place. He states that most of these events have taken place as prophesied.
However, one event is still pending. The event foretold is that Sister Lucia would live to see the return of Jesus Christ in his glory. But that didn't happen.
Also enclosed is a copy of a story on the death of Sister Lucia and still no return of Jesus Christ. Is this what the Bible means when it says to be aware of false prophets.