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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
"It is not “progressive” to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life"
In the first Apostolic Exhortation of his Pontificate, “Evangelii Gaudium” (Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis writes about abortion:
"Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenceless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking their lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this. Frequently, as a way of ridiculing the Church’s effort to defend their lives, attempts are made to present her position as ideological, obscurantist and conservative. Yet this defence of unborn life is closely linked to the defence of each and every other human right. It involves the conviction that a human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development. Human beings are ends in themselves and never a means of resolving other problems. Once this conviction disappears, so do solid and lasting foundations for the defence of human rights, which would always be subject to the passing whims of the powers that be. Reason alone is sufficient to recognize the inviolable value of each single human life, but if we also look at the issue from the standpoint of faith, “every violation of the personal dignity of the human being cries out in vengeance to God and is an offence against the creator of the individual”.
Precisely because this involves the internal consistency of our message about the value of the human person, the Church cannot be expected to change her position on this question. I want to be completely honest in this regard. This is not something subject to alleged reforms or “modernizations”. It is not “progressive” to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life. On the other hand, it is also true that we have done little to adequately accompany women in very difficult situations, where abortion appears as a quick solution to their profound anguish, especially when the life developing within them is the result of rape or a situation of extreme poverty. Who can remain unmoved before such painful situations?"
Fr. Malloy served as a Salesian of Don Bosco. He was the Provincial of the Western and then Eastern Province of the Salesians.
He was president of Don Bosco Technical Institute in San Gabriel, CA. Former pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Surrey, B.C. and then Saints Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco. From its inception until his death he served as the Chaplain of the Walk for Life West Coast. His final earthly posting was at Salesian High School in Richmond, CA, just a stone's throw from where he was born and raised. At age 91, Fr. John died on Wednesday of Holy Week in the Year of our Lord 2013.
Gibbons J. Cooney served as Fr. Malloy's secretary from 2001-2007 at Saints Peter and Paul, San Francisco, and as Father's assistant blogger.