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Mankind must oppose evil

To the editor:

One member of the progressive coven has exhibited the audacity to accuse their political opposition of having similarity to Hitler, yet enthusiastically supports a political party which, like the aforementioned dictator, is rabidly dedicated to the destruction of innocent life, both the nascent and the aged.

We have a word derived from the Greek to describe this situation — hypocrisy, for “people with ingrained vices will not be inclined to recognize the (inherent) dignity of others.” (Janet and Brian Benestad: “The Heart of Catholic Social Teaching.”)

Given that a culture always is advanced when the population dedicates itself to conquering, rather than extolling, grave evil, supporting evil will conversely lead to a loss of civilized culture. It is far beyond the appropriate time to recognize that “each person possesses a basic dignity that comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment, not from race or gender, or age or economic status.” (USCCB: 1990 and 1998.)

If any individual or government believes they can legally kill the most innocent and vulnerable of its population, then no one can be deemed safe. The leftists refuse to believe not only the divine revelation in the Decalogue, but also refuse belief in the scientific truth that human DNA is present at the moment of conception. “The rationalist makes himself his own center, not his maker. He does not go to God, but implies that God must come to him.” (Benedict Groeschel: “Spiritual Passages.”)

As voiced by St. Francis of Assisi, we are privy to a socialist ideology that “prefers the pursuit of earthy goods to the service of the lord.” In the current leftist political propaganda, there exists ample evidence that proves “throughout the world the parties of social progress are, in general, either passively or actively anti-religious.” (John McMurray: “If Religion is on the Side of Reaction.”)

All mankind is called by God to oppose inherent evil, to repent so as not to be one of those who will hear, at the final judgment, “Why, you are nothing and your work is naught. To choose you is an abomination.” (Isaiah: 41:24.) For “in Christ’s blood we discover how serious and loathsome sin is.” (Suzanne Noffke: “Catherine of Siena,” Letter 176.) “At the end of life, hidden things will be revealed, decisions made in the darkness of the soul will be seen in the light of day and things said in the secret places of the inner person will be preached from the housetops.” (Groeschel: “Spiritual Passages.”)

Ed Bednar

Wintersville

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