Bishop Samuel Aquila: ‘There can be no backing away in the public square from the call to proclaim the dignity of human life’

In a talk presented at the Sept. 22 Gospel of Life Prayer Breakfast in St. Louis, Mo., Rev. Samuel Aquila, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo, said, “There can be no backing away in the public square from the call to proclaim the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.”

Bishop Aquila addressed “attacks against life” in society today, including legalized abortion, euthanasia, fertility treatments that disregard the dignity of human embryos, embryonic stem cell research, “unjust distribution of resources, rampant promiscuity that diminishes the truth and meaning of human sexual intimacy, human trafficking, drug trafficking” and terrorism. He also spoke of the tragedy of professed Catholics and Christians who say they are personally opposed to abortion yet publicly support the so-called “right” to abortion.

Read the full press release from the Fargo Diocese: http://www.fargodiocese.org/News/PressReleases/10-09-24GospelOfLifeTalk.pdf

Read the full text of Aquila’s talk: http://www.fargodiocese.org/Bishop/Homilies/GospelOfLifeInTheChurchAndWorld.pdf

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