Tragically, the majority of two generations of Australian Catholics are unaware that intentional abortion is a most grievous sin in the eyes of God and His Church.
That is not their fault.
It is the fault of my generation, both lay and clerical, now in our seventies and eighties, who failed them by not standing firm against the insidious secularism rampant in both state and Church over the past four decades.
But it is not too late.
I appeal to every bishop and priest to spell out the truth about this monstrous evil to the people in the pews.
Some will find the teaching too hard and walk away, as they did when our Lord proclaimed his teachings; but many will hear and heed.
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