It is sadly ironic that such a powerful pro-life message is on the lips of such a pro-choice President. May God mercifully grant him eyes to see how desperately these convictions need to work back down into the womb.
And we, the Church, need to listen to the call to a dogged, persistent, it-doesn't-matter-how-complicated-the-politics-are engagement on these issues.
Listen to your President, Church:
"We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. But that cannot be an excuse for inaction."
"If there is even one step we can take to save another child, surely we have an obligation to try."
"Are we really prepared to say that we are powerless in the face of such carnage; that the politics are too hard?!"
"Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?"Newtown was a horrible, horrible tragedy. We are rightly outraged over the 26 lives that were cruelly snuffed out. We ought to be heartbroken for their grief-ridden families.
If we feel this way about this tragedy (and we should!), how should we feel about the more than 50 million lives that have been cruelly snuffed out since 1973? If this is the public and national response to the carnage in Newtown, what should be the response to the ongoing, legalized carnage that takes place every day, "year after year after year," in every state in the Union?
This Sunday is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. A Door of Hope is a ministry worthy of our prayers and support. They put this video together for this upcoming Sunday.