But not only our politicians are cowards, but we, the Church. Where was the mobilization of the faithful before this motion? Where were the numerous press conferences and releases and commotion in the media? Where is the outrage at the incredulous results of this vote? Where is the Church defending, not only human life, but the souls of those whose eternal salvation is in jeopardy for supporting if not promoting abortion? Cowards! We are cowards! Our silence is our judgment; our apathy our indictment. Christ have mercy! Christ have mercy! Jesus promised to spit out the lukewarm, perhaps, giving them an opportunity to repent. But cowards will have no place in the Kingdom of God:
The victor will inherit these gifts, and I shall be his God, and he will be my son. But as for cowards, the unfaithful, the depraved, murderers, the unchaste, sorcerers, idol-worshipers, and deceivers of every sort, their lot is in the burning pool of fire and sulfur, which is the second death. (Rev 21:7-8)
But Mark, didn’t you get the single, muted press release from the CCCB? It’s totally understandable that they were not more attentive considering the other really important issues of our time like – uh – social justice! Besides, they’ve sold out to the man.