Intentions of the Holy Father for April

Ecology and Justice. That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
Hope for the Sick. That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.

The Cardinal, the President, and the Babies

Check out this very interesting news summary of an interview between Francis Cardinal George, the Archbishop of Chicago, and President Obama.

It seems the President has convinced himself that he is pro-life and agrees with the Cardinal on life issues. The Cardinal wasn't so sure. The Cardinal points out that he is, at the very least, intent on paying his political debts to the abortion lobby and just doesn't know what to do about the babies. Didn't Obama say once that dealing with babies was above his pay grade?

My speculation is not that President Obama thinks that abortion is swell (although he clearly cannot think it is that bad), but rather that he knows what is expedient, and is incapable of the risk of failure and rejection demanded by sustained sincerity. We have to remember that he is not the enemy of the pro-Life movement, nor of authentic Christianity, but is doubtless deeply in the thrall of our Enemy. Let's keep praying for him, and let's not forget the Cardinal, the babies, and those others on the frontlines.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a timely reminder. I still believe that there is a reason that he was elected in the year of St. Paul. Let's specifically ask St. Paul to pray for him. I think he's been there before...