From Bill Donohue
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
Bill Donohue comments on Washington Archbishop Donald Cardinal Wuerl’s remarks on violence:
At President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight, there will be an empty seat, purposely set aside, in the First Lady’s guest box: it represents the victims of gun violence. Those who are seriously interested in this issue might want to ponder the cultural reasons why violence is so prevalent in our society. Cardinal Wuerl offers great insight into this matter.
In a Newsmax TV interview, Cardinal Wuerl addressed the societal effects of abortion, tying it to violence. He said “one reason why we are so casual in our country with violence” is the “disrespect for human life.” He specifically called attention to the mindset that abortion engenders: “What we have done is create a mentality that so depreciates the value of life, that all these things follow very easily. You can’t say to someone, life only has the value you give it and expect that they’re not going to apply that principle in areas where you might differ.”
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