Pope Francis condemned the normalization of abortion in modern society as “perverse” acceptance of child killing Tuesday at the Vatican.
In his homily, the pontiff spoke about the secular ideology that is infringing on Christians and their values throughout the world. Pope Francis said the pressure to conform to secular ideas about faith and family is an “insidious” form of persecution.
It is “a persecution born of cultural colonization, ideological colonization, which destroys, making everyone the same, is not capable of tolerating differences,” Pope Francis said, according to Breitbart.
“Everyone must be the same, there is no place for differences, no place for others, no place for God,” he continued.
As an example, Pope Francis brought up the mass killing of innocent, unborn babies in abortions throughout the world.
“Before, it was a sin, you couldn’t kill little children, but today you can, it’s not seen as a big deal,” the pope said. “It is a perverse new state of affairs.”
Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on the homily:
In his homily today, the pope singled out abortion as an example. He called it a “sin” that results in “killing children.” As if to prove the pope right about his concerns, California and Pennsylvania recently filed suit seeking to turn back the Trump administration’s rejection of President Obama’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate. It would force Catholic non-profits to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.
The Little Sisters of the Poor are fighting back. Yesterday, they asked the 19th Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent the two states from undoing the rollback of the HHS mandate.
The pope’s remarks are prescient. His love for the least among us, and his contempt for elites who seek to impose their corrupt ideas on society, should be welcomed by all Catholics, especially at Thanksgiving.
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The powerful message comes at a time when pro-life advocates are facing persecution in the form of censorship, harassment, vandalism and threats across the western world.
In the past few years, abortion activists have been making a concerted effort to “normalize” the killing of unborn babies in abortions. As the pope pointed out, they demand that society think like them and accept abortion. And they try to vilify those who fight for the rights of unborn babies, claiming pro-life advocates want to shame and intimidate women.
Pope Francis ended his homily by encouraging Christians to continue to witness to the truth, that all human lives are valuable and deserving of protection.
“Yes, I dialogue with those who think differently, but my testimony is what it is, according to God’s law, according to what God has offered me,” he said.