I recently saw the pro-life cause disparagingly referred to as the touchstone of the new orthodoxy.  Some of us might actually find that a good thing!  Except I wouldn’t say “the” touchstone.  But for anyone who takes God’s commandments seriously, defending the dignity of life must be a touchstone of one’s work.  The killing of children in the womb has to be one of the big social justice issues of our day.

It was great to see our Cardinal Pell addressing young people at World Youth Day and encouraging them in the pro-life cause.

The cardinal ended with a call to the bishops of the Church saying, “If there is a total silence of bishops on important life issues, that is damaging and I’m tempted to say, disgraceful.”

Amen! to that.  And thanks to Cardinal Pell for once again leading the way.

Full story: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/australian-cardinal-urges-youth-to-persevere-in-the-battle-to-protect-life?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=9efbf34494-LifeSiteNews_com_Canada_Full_Text_08_23_2011&utm_medium=email