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The excellent letter by Dr Frank Mobbs in your March edition highlights the apathy that is rife throughout the Church today. While there are bishops, priests and lay people who are most dedicated and energetic in their efforts to promote the pro-life cause, they are far too few.
I would go as far as to say that Catholics, through their apathy, are the main cause of the success of the anti-life movement. The former Jesuit, Malachi Martin, once said, "If all the bishops of the world did their job properly, there would be no need for a pro-life movement". I would extend that sentiment to all the faithful.
A Catholic may be too poor to offer financial help or too old and feeble to march or attend vigils outside abortion clinics but any Catholic can, however, participate in the most important work of all, prayer.
The Lord said, "As you sow, so shall you reap". As a result of the lack of respect for human life, we are living in an increasingly violent world. The demographic winter has engulfed Europe and Japan and is even starting to become apparent in China. This has led to the economic chaos that the world is facing today. Australia has been shielded to some extent by immigration, but this will not last forever.
Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 25 No 4 (May 2012), p. 15
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