December 21, 2016

Mother Angelica's Devastating Critique of the Culture of Death

Mother Angelica

On October 3rd, 2000, a viewer called into EWTN's Mother Angelica Live program asking whether Catholics were obligated to vote, and if so, "for whom?". In her answer, the late Mother Angelica urges us to vote judiciously in accordance with the teachings of Christ, and expresses her steadfast opposition to the culture of death, which she condemns as unbending and without love: (See video below.)

Beginning at 0:50:

"I'm not going to vote for candidates. I vote for life. ... I vote for life. Because it's an abomination to God, the culture of death. ... I cannot vote for death. I vote for life. I vote for the God who gave us life and has a right, the only one who has a right, to create life, and call it forth to Himself. The only one! You don't have a right, I don't have a right, nobody has a right to call death on someone God has called to life. If we don't stand for the principles of God, you will be next, because you're getting too old. You take up too much time and medicine. The culture of death is hard, unbending. It is without love, without compassion, without hope. It's the blackest pit. It is nothing, nothing but darkness. I cannot vote for that."

Prayer for the Sanctity of Life and an End to the Culture of Death

Lord God, we thank you for the gift of our lives, and for the lives of all our brothers and sisters. We know there is nothing that destroys more life than a culture that does not respect life from conception to natural death. We rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. We are ready to do our part in ending this culture of death by committing ourselves to never be silent, never be passive, never be forgetful of innocent human life, at any stage. We commit ourselves to be active in the pro-life movement, and to never stop defending life until all our brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with Liberty and Justice, not for some, but for all. Amen.

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