Playing God With Human Life

July 11th, 2014 No comments

I remember a friend of mine coming to me very frustrated one day.  She ran into a woman who claimed to be Catholic and yet pro-choice at the same time.  This woman reasoned that abortion was okay because according to her, a fetus is not a human being.  My friend, as stunned as she was by this remark, was at a loss for words.  I remember thinking,  "Who does this woman think she is that she has the power and the right to determine when a human being becomes a human being? Does she think she is God?"  Then it struck me.  We get ourselves into real trouble when we decide we can be God.  To believe that you have the right to define what makes a human being a human being is to make yourself God, and history dating all the way back to Old Testament times tells us about the mess human beings get themselves into when they decide they are God.  Scripture warns us about the suffering that accompanies playing God.

My friend might have gone on to ask this pro-choice woman a series of questions: "Why isn't the fetus a human being?  Is the nine month old fetus who possesses all of the abilities to survive outside of the womb a human being?  If so, at what point inside of the womb does a human being become a human being?"  She could have driven this woman crazy with all of these endless sorts of questions.  Questions like these can be enough to get a person to re-think their position.

Who knows what arbitrary answers she would have received, but the bottom line is that If we have the power and the right to determine what makes a human being a valuable human being, what is stopping us from becoming like Hitler who decided that the Jews were not valuable human beings?  Who gets to be God and make the final judgment concerning a human being's worth?  Will we all ever agree on the definition of a valuable human being?  We don't agree now.  If we can be God, then we can have any definition we so choose for determining human value.  Which god will prevail?  Right now, the United States government gets to play God, and that god can change at any time given the voices of all the citizen gods with voting rights.   This is the problem we run into when we decide we are God.

There is only one humane conclusion we are left with if we want to uphold the dignity of the human being.  Human beings are human beings from the moment they are conceived and all human lives are of equal value no matter what abilities they do and do not possess because all life is created by the one and only true God.

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A Catholic’s Letter to Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Biden

June 14th, 2013 No comments

Dear Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Biden,

Mr. Biden, I believe that you have an obligation as a Catholic to uphold the teachings. Nowhere in the Catechism of the Catholic Church does it say you may leave your faith beliefs on the doorstep when it comes to your political life. As a matter of fact, a man in your position who has a voice that most of us don't have has a serious obligation to put God first and proclaim the truth in all your public practices. You say you are familiar with Catholic Social teaching. Hogwash!

Ms. Pelosi, You call yourself a 'respectful' Catholic, but you can't seem to respect the dignity of the human being from the moment of conception and dare to make the ridiculous statement that abortion is about reproductive health and is not a political matter. Again, hogwash! You also can't answer a reporter's simple question on what the difference is between Gosnell snipping the spine of a 24 week old baby who has just been born and a 22 week old baby inside of the womb. The Catholic Church says that life is sacred from the moment of conception.  Read more...

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There is no such thing as Equality when it comes to Gay Marriage

April 12th, 2013 No comments

“For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ does the Church, because we are members of his body. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, and I mean in reference to Christ and the church. “

Saint Paul – Ephesians 5:31-33

Saint Paul’s message to the Ephesians couldn’t possibly make it more obvious that marriage is between a heterosexual man and a woman. This is only one small example in many from our holy bible to illustrate this fact. Is it even remotely possible for one to believe in any small part of the bible and conclude that homosexual marriage is desirable and acceptable to God? How did something that is so disordered become popular and desirable among the heterosexual population? Gay relationships have not only become acceptable, but embraced to the point that they are now an applauded cause for festive celebration in most of America and Europe. Turn on the news; look on Facebook; read your local newspaper and your senses will be flooded with celebrations of homosexual relationships.  Prominent companies like Starbucks, for example, proudly own up to their dear love for gay relationships. As a human race, what exactly are the prizes, rewards, and victories that we are applauding and celebrating?  Today, American’s infatuation with gay relationships is second to none. Why is this?  Is it because the traditional family, created from the fruitful love between a faithful man and woman is no longer deemed necessary? Have we discovered a new and better way to procreate and build the loving structure and back-bone of what used to be the foundation and building blocks of a free and compassionate society?  How have we been fooled into thinking that our roots of freedom and selfless love must somehow be tied into accepting, endorsing,  and promoting gravely disordered, sexual relationships? Read more...

Ephesians 5:31-33
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31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be two in one flesh.
32This is a great sacrament; but I speak in Christ and in the church.
33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular love his wife as himself: and let the wife fear her husband.