Vatican newspaper: elementary school shooting and the culture of death
Catholic World News - December 18, 2012
Blessed John Paul II’s words on the “culture of death” were no exaggeration, Father Robert Imbelli writes in a L’Osservatore Romano column devoted to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut.
“The Gospel of life always contends with the forces of death and of evil,” writes Father Imbelli, a New York archdiocesan priest and theology professor at Boston College. “Pope John Paul II often warned us of an encroaching ‘culture of death’ in our society. He himself experienced both physical and verbal violence. Some in the Church thought him too excessive, too extreme in his rhetoric. By what else are we to call what we have experienced this week--this year--in our country?”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($15,099 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!