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Cardinal Pell calls for "whole new form" of democracy and asks: "Does democracy need abortion, euthanasia and pornography to be democratic?"...
"How can a great country like the United States fall, you say, My child? You ask Me in your heart. I read your heart. I will tell you why. Because they have given themselves over to satan. When a country has lost its morality and seeks the pleasures of the flesh, giving over, themselves over, to all manner of abominations, like homosexuality, and condoning this up the highest courts of the land, then that country shall fall." - Our Lady of the Roses, November 1, 1985
LifeSiteNews.com reported on November 16, 2004:
In an address to the Acton Institute in October on the eve of the US election, Australia's George Cardinal Pell proposed a complete re-visioning of the direction of western democracies. The Cardinal said that the challenge was to establish a democracy based on, "the transcendent dignity of the human person."
Pell criticized the narrow, rigidly secularized form of democracy that has taken hold in the west. He asks if the inclusion of traditional values cannot be included in a modern democratic state.
"Does democracy need a burgeoning billion-dollar pornography industry to be truly democratic? Does it need an abortion rate in the tens of millions? Does it need high levels of marriage breakdown, with the growing rates of family dysfunction that come with them?"
Cardinal Pell questioned the idea that democracy must support the "pursuit of the individual's absolute autonomy." He asked if it must include legalized euthanasia, assisted reproductive technology, and embryonic stem cell research. He asks rhetorically, "What would democracy look like if you took some of these things out of the picture? Would it cease to be democracy? Or would it actually become more democratic?"
"The alarm with which many treat people in public life who are opposed to these things often implies that that they are a danger to democracy. This over-reaction is of course a bluff, an attempt to silence opposition almost suggesting that these practices are essential to democracy."
Pell shocked editorialists familiar only with the political philosophy of the New York Times editorial pages, when he said, "Democracy is not a good in itself. Its value is instrumental and depends on the vision it serves."
But this idea will not surprise those versed in classical political theory in which any political system is only pursued if it supports the common good. Pell, in reiterating this idea has been accused of proposing a 'theocracy,' but the idea is based on Natural Law philosophy and is not restricted to any particular religion.
Pell proposes the idea of 'Democratic Personalism." He says, "To re-found democracy on our need for others, and our need to make a gift of ourselves to them, is to bring a whole new form of democracy into being. Democratic personalism is perhaps the last alternative to secular democracy still possible within Western culture as it is presently configured."
"We warned you over and over again, through years of visitations upon earth--My Mother going to and fro to warn you, that those who have given themselves over to debasement, by the practice of homosexuality, birth control, abortion and all other aberrations that bring sorrow to My Mother's heart--this must be stopped now. There shall be no excuse accepted in Heaven by the saints, nor by My Mother and I, or the Eternal Father and the Holy Ghost, for what you are doing upon earth now." - Jesus, June 6, 1987
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pro-abortion politicians? Fr. Matthew Habiger
2002 Canonical Petition to Excommunicate Culture of Death "Catholics"
“Whoever is not with Me, is against Me,” Archbishop William Levada
Declaration on procured abortion (CDF, November 18, 1974)
The Gospel of Life, Pope John Paul II, March 25, 1995
Faithfulness to the Divine Plan in the Transmission of Life Pope John Paul II's General Audience (8 August 1984)
Humanae Vitae Pope Paul VI - Encyclical - On the Regulation of Births (25 July 1968)
Contraception Versus Abortion: A Comparison and Some Implications, By Msgr. Vincent Foy, PhD.
Contraception and Catholic Teaching, Donald DeMarco, Ph.D.
God and the Pill, Terence J. Hughes
Abortifacients, Charles M. Mangan
Contraception: Fatal to the Faith and to Eternal Life, John A. Hardon, S.J.
Is Contraception Gravely Sinful Matter? by Fr Lino Ciccone CM (from L'Osservatore Romano, 4 December 1996)
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