Abortion: Unmasking the Demon | Fr. Stanley Smolenski, SPMA | Homiletic & Pastoral Review
It is true that fatherhood is the main target of Satan’s forces, but his is a multi-pronged strategy which includes the destruction of motherhood and childhood. This is blatant in abortions.
|The spiritual dimension of abortion, based on our faith, must be addressed along with the medical, legal, political, and psychological aspects of this social aberration. We have to see beneath the exterior human activities in order to appraise the sinister aspect of distorted spiritual realities that are motivating the obvious. Then observe the corrective means directed by divine providence. Many refuse to face the facts and actually camouflage the reality to make it palatable to their deformed consciences.
That is the problem with politicians who claim to be Catholic, but whose actions show otherwise. They are to being Catholic what margarine is to being butter: mere appearance, essentially different, a label without content.
A clear idea of what results when evil pervades a society is needed. This concerns the justice of God, because our denial of his rights by sin is a denial of his rightful glory. Let us examine the Eighth Station of the Cross. Some stations say, “Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem”—Hardly! He said to them, “Weep not for me, but for yourselves and for your children” (Lk 23:28). This calls to mind the time he was entering Jerusalem and wept over it, saying: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem…how I would gather you as a hen does her chicks; but you refused!” and “A time will come when you will be surrounded … and a stone will not be left on a stone … because you did not recognize the time of your visitation” (cf. Mt 23:37; Lk 19:44).
The refusal of the Gospel has its dire consequences. When laws are passed that make a society resemble the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, what can be expected? Recall what they got!
The Lord constantly complained that people invoked him with their lips, but their hearts were far from him.