Is there a Pro-Life Decline?
Damian McLeish, Johannesburg – Mother Teresa of Kolkata was one of the most vocal critics of the evils of abortion, and often stated publicly that “there can never be peace in the world while there is violence in the womb”.
However, this statement was not mentioned during her recent canonisation ceremony, a fact which, together with the dearth in Rome for several years now of any anti-abortion sermons or encyclicals, indicates a worldwide decline in Catholic pro-life interests and activities.In South Africa, with legalised abortion on demand, there is no episcopal directive to our faithful that they may not vote for this.
The American pro-life situation is very similar to our’s, with the result that this US will soon probably also re-elect a viciously pro-abortion regime with support, inter alia, for the horror of partial birth abortion.
This tragic situation could, however, be avoided if the American Catholic bishops, publicly supported by Pope Francis, and prayers for her intercession to St Teresa of Kolkota, direct their congregations never to support such a regime at the ballot box.