Denver, Colo., Jan 28, 2021 / 18:01 pm America/Denver (CNA).
During his homily on Sunday, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver criticized pro-choice Catholics, adding that if life is not valued at the beginning and end then it will not be respected in between.
He spoke at the Respect Life Mass on Jan. 23 in remembrance of the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.
During his homily, the archbishop discussed the recent transition to a new presidential administration, which heavily advocates for abortion rights. He addressed Catholic politicians, such as President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who have defended and promoted permissive abortion policies.
He said these politicians have not subordinated “their positions to the truth of the Gospel,” and have failed “to give witness to life.”
“There are also many Catholics, unfortunately, who think Jesus is crazy, or some of his teachings are crazy, and especially when it comes to human life and the dignity of the unborn child. It is important for us as Catholics that both our hearts and our minds, that our words, thoughts, and actions, are always conformed to Jesus Christ and to the Gospel, and not to the ways of the world,” he said.