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Pope's Strong Words in Defense of the Unborn
National Catholic Register ^ | September 20, 2013 | Edward Pentin

Posted on 09/24/2013 7:58:02 PM PDT by Coleus

Pope Francis today gave his most spirited and explicit defense of the unborn and society's most vulnerable since his election.

The Holy Father was addressing the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations and Catholic gynaecologists, currently attending a conference in Rome.

Below is my translation of Pope Francis' address, not the official English translation which is yet to be published in full:

"I apologize for the delay, because today ... this is a morning too complicated for audiences ... I apologize.

1 . The first point that I would like to share with you is this: we are witnessing today a paradoxical situation concerning the medical profession. On the one hand we see - and thank God - the progress of medicine, thanks to the work of scientists who, with passion and without counting the cost, are dedicated to finding new cures. But on the other hand, we also find the danger that the doctor might lose his identity as a servant of life. The cultural disorientation has also affected what looked like an unassailable area: yours – medicine!

Although by their nature they are at the service of life, health professionals are sometimes induced to disregard life itself. Instead, as we recall in the encyclical Caritas in Veritate: "Openness to life is at the centre of true development. When a society moves towards the denial or suppression of life, it ends up no longer finding the necessary motivation and energy to strive for man's true good. If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of a new life is lost, then other forms of acceptance that are valuable for society also wither away. The acceptance of life strengthens moral fibre and makes people capable of mutual help." (n. 28 ).

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; ncr; popefrancis

1 posted on 09/24/2013 7:58:02 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus

Just thinking, no Pope making too big of a deal regarding abortion and the people then feel free to vote as Democrats, after all, no condemnation from the Pope.

Wonder if this will turn votes?

2 posted on 09/24/2013 8:02:53 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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I’m not sure, all I know is that the average Catholic has no idea what the pope says unless it’s in the biased MSM. Unfortunately, they tend to believe what the press says rather than look for what the pope really said and meant.

3 posted on 09/25/2013 4:16:27 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus

That’s sad. Well, I posted his words on Twitter, some will see it.

4 posted on 09/25/2013 10:36:02 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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