I got to know Marc Card. Ouellet in Rome. He is a stand up guy.
So, I tuned in when I saw this from CWN:
Cardinal Marc Ouellet expressed astonishment at the reaction to his recent statement that abortion is a moral crime that cannot be justified even in the case of rape. In response, a newspaper columnist said he hoped the cardinal would die a slow and painful death, […you mean… like a baby as it is being snuffed out?] while the National Assembly of Quebec unanimously expressed its support for free access to abortion.
“When it comes to a religious figure or the imposition of a religious doctrine in Quebec, people are going to speak out,” said Ainsley Jenicek of the Quebec Federation of Birth Planning.
“For the unborn, there is not justice. He is the weakest human being; nobody is protecting him,” the cardinal said as he reflected upon the reaction to his remarks. “I am aware that in Canada, in Quebec in particular, you will not reform society at the moral level by teaching morals first. It will be through a new evangelization.”
“If you do not meet Jesus Christ, it is very difficult to accept the teaching, the moral teaching of the Church,” he added. “I am aware of that, even if what we teach is coherent at the rational level.”
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