"Then perhaps we have arrived at the End Times." (1)
--Cardinal Raymond Burke suggests that a "world that is based on secularism" means the beginning of the Apocalypse.
"From the moment of conception, he or she is an independent human being and not a part of a woman's body. His or her life comes before a woman's freedom or right to decide." (2)
--A petition from the Archdiocese of Seoul opposing the decriminalization of abortion in South Korea.
"A Wild West Rosary." (3)
--Patricia Lemmon, an organizer of the conservative Rosary on the Coasts and Borders, describes the effort to create "a prayer shield" against abortion around the United States.
"We are saddened to read that religion should not regulate morals." (4)
--Archbishop of Malawi Thomas Luke Msusa laments Malawi's proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill.
"Now, an organization operating under the name 'Association of U.S. Catholic Priests' (AUSCP) is actively working to complete the paganization of the Catholic Church by establishing Catholic parishes run by 'ordained' deaconesses." (5)
--Michael Hichborn, president of the conservative Lepanto Institute, denounces the AUSCP's resolutions advancing gender equality among the Catholic hierarchy.
"Appeals to academic freedom and the 'free exchange of ideas' can't justify this event and its evil intentions." (6)
--Adam Cassandra, news editor for the conservative Catholic Cardinal Newman Society, argues that Georgetown University cannot discuss the injustices of abortion restrictions or the inequalities of abortion access in an academic setting.
"[The bishops] have taken the non-intrinsic evils--poverty, immigration, gun violence, the death penalty, climate change and so forth--and championed these over their duty to fight against the intrinsic evils of abortion, contraception, homosexual acts, adultery, etc." (7)
--Conservative Catholic website Church Militant argues that Catholic bishops are watering down Catholic moral teaching.
"Abortion is the moral crisis of our time." (8)
--Archbishop Joseph Naumann, newly elected chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
(1) LifeSiteNews, "Cardinal: Confusion in the Church Indicates We May Have 'Arrived at the End Times,'" Nov. 30, 2017. (2) The Korea Herald, "Catholics Oppose Move To Decriminalize Abortion," Nov. 21, 2017. (3) LifeSiteNews, "Catholics To Pray Rosary Across U.S. To Protect Nation from 'Islamic Jihad' and 'Abortion,'" Dec. 01, 2017. (4) Malawi24, "Catholic Bishops in Malawi Ask for Referendum on Pro-Abortion Calls,"' Dec. 01, 2017. (5) Lepanto Institute, "US Catholic Priests Conspiring To Create 'Priestless Parishes' Run by 'Deaconesses,'" Nov. 27, 2017. (6) LifeNews.com, "'Catholic' Georgetown U. Hosts Abortion Advocates to Discuss 'Reproductive Injustices,"' Nov. 22, 2017. (7) Church Militant, "Catholic Bishops and the Left: How Many of the Bishops Will Be Damned?" June 5, 2017. (8) Vatican Radio, "Abortion not part of 'reproductive health' Holy See to UN," June 27, 2017