The Culture of Death and the Killing of Alfie Evans

HOPE IN THE STORM

The Culture of Death and the Killing of Alfie Evans

The phrase “Culture of Death” was made famous by St. Pope John Paul II in his encyclical on The Gospel of Life, EVANGELIUM VITAE. If you have not read it, I strongly suggest you do. The great saint prophetically addresses the attack on life we see around us today. The case of Alfie Evans, while not isolated, shines a light on the evil forces at work which wish to destroy the value of human life at every turn.

In the Evangelium Vitae he stated:

“Choices once unanimously considered criminal and rejected by the common moral sense are gradually becoming socially acceptable.”

If he were to pope today, he would likely modify that statement by removing the words ‘gradually becoming’ and replace them with ‘have become.’ Pope John Paul II was a great defender of life, as have been all…

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