‘Looking at the situation from this point of view, it is possible to speak in a certain sense of a war of the powerful against the weak: a life which would require greater acceptance, love, and care is considered useless, or held to be an intolerable burden, and is therefore rejected in one way or another. A person who, because of illness, handicap, or, more simply, just by existing, compromises the well-being or life-style of those who are more favored tends to be looked upon as an enemy to be resisted or eliminated. In this way a kind of “conspiracy against life” is unleashed.’
-St. John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae n.12
Taken from the new DOCAT app, which presents to us the Church’s social teaching, from abortion to globalisation. It’s absolutely brilliant, and I strongly recommend it.
‘Today, a Christian who is not a revolutionary is not a Christian.’