"Little Angels for Heaven"
Abortion promoters see man as just an animal, Spanish bishop warns

.- Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla Aguirre of Palencia warned this week that the recent arrests of personnel at various clinics in Barcelona where illegal abortions up to the eighth month were being performed confirms that the defenders of abortion see man as just an animal.

“When we answer the question about what man is, we must make a choice with our response: either we consider him to be a merely material being, a simple animal—albeit more evolved than anything else—or on the other hand we discover in him a spiritual principle that makes him essentially different from any animal species.  Undoubtedly the defenders of abortion are in the first group,” the bishop warned in article entitled, “Little Angels for Heaven.”

“Of course, they will claim that ‘that’ is nothing more than a piece of flesh, and not a person. If we take abortion to its ultimate consequences, we are left with the question of the spirituality or materiality of man.  Does the human soul exist?” the bishop stated.

Bishop Munilla noted that the reports about the abuses at the clinics in Barcelona have been very disturbing to many people.  “The blender connected to the drain pipe, the falsified scans to cover up abortions in the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy, etc, were just too bloody to be ignored.  However, in this age of media impact, there is a risk that the issue of abortion will be limited to the size of the fetus or the clandestine mafias of this ‘industry.’  It seems like the question of the good or evil of abortion depends on the respect of determined limits,” the bishop said.

The denial of the existence of the soul poses a fundamental problem regarding the dignity of the human person, he continued.  “Why does the human being have a dignity that animals do not?  Why do we think it is okay to make an ox suffer by pulling a cart on a farm, but it’s not okay to use or exploit a person?” he asked.

Bishop Munilla pointed out the series of contradictions that occur when the existence of the soul is denied.  “Humans are treated like animals (as in the case of abortion) and animals are treated like humans (salons for dogs, hotels for pets, cemeteries and crematories for animals, etc).  It’s an inversion of values that has as its root the denial of the immortal human soul.”

“Recently I remembered an anecdote that I had almost forgotten.  Once when I was a seminarian, I went into the office of a fellow seminarian and on the table was a family portrait.  It caught my attention because in addition to showing the parents surrounded by their five kids, on the sides there were two angels.  What do those two angels on your family portrait mean? I asked him.  His answer blew me away: ‘My mom had two miscarriages, and they always taught us that we were a family of seven kids and not just five’,” Bishop Munilla said.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon

Liturgical Calendar

July 28, 2014

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:31-35


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 13: 1-11
Gospel:: Mt 13: 31-35

Saint of the Day

St. Victor I, Pope »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:31-35


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: