The judge said that the mother “would suffer greater trauma from having a baby removed” to be adopted than from an abortion.
Lord have mercy.
"Do not forget the Creator - Christ tells us - and respect Creation! Perform your work by using properly the resources God has bestowed upon you! Transform his riches with the aid of science and technology, but do not squander them, do not be a heedless exploiter of the goods created! Neither destroy nor contaminate! Remember your neighbor, remember the poor! Think of future generations!
St. John Paul II
"Our Savior tells us in the Garden to pray - not that we be wealthy, not that we may enjoy abundant pleasures, not that something evil may befall our enemies, not that we may receive honors in this world. He tells us to pray that we may not enter in temptation. So, in His wisdom, Christ placed this one petition at the end of the prayer He'd previously taught His disciples … as if to serve as a summary of all the rest: "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" (Mt 6:13)
St. Thomas More
You never know who can be affected by your witness (or lack thereof)
"Lesser temptations to anger, suspicion, jealousy, envy, frivolity, vanity, foolishness, deception, artificiality, and impure thoughts are a perpetual trial even to those who are most devout and resolute. So we must carefully and diligently prepare for this warfare. But be assured that every victory won over these little foes is like a precious stone in the crown of glory that God prepares for us in heaven."
St. Francis De Sales
"Something is expressed in Mary's Visitation to her cousin Elizabeth that has been lost in our time and it belongs to the heart of the Faith. It is the pure joy in recognition that the Word of God has become man. It is a self forgetful happiness that we see in David as he dances before the Ark. Only against this background can Marian devotion be understood. It is the blissful entering into the joy of the Magnificat by she who bears the true, indestructible and incorruptable Ark of ther Covenant."
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
"The Savior promises the disciples the descent of the Holy Spirit, which God had announced of old by Joel (cf. JL 2:28), and power from above, that they might be strong and invincible, and without fear preach to men everywhere the divine mystery. And having blessed them he was carried up into heaven, that he might share the Father's throne even with the flesh that was united with him. It is he who will come in great glory to judge the living and the dead, and to give everyone according to his deeds."
St. Cyril of Alexandria
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