Monday, March 10, 2008

Benedict XVI Broaches Euthanasia with Luxembourg’s PM

Last Friday Zenit reported on Benedict XVI’s meeting with Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker of Luxembourg. The Pope broached the topic of euthanasia which will soon be legalized in that country.

Here’s what was truly disconcerting to read in the article:

Luxembourg, a country of some 480,000 people, 87% of whom are Catholic, is the third country of the European Union to legalize euthanasia.

I will speak my mind clearly on this: The greatest crisis facing our world today, bar none, is the extreme incompetence and dereliction of duty of the successors of the Apostles, the Catholic Bishops.

How a nation with 87% of the population permitted to call themselves Catholic [this could only happen with the permission of Bishops!] could be passing laws so fundamentally opposed to human dignity and to Catholic teaching, is absolutely stupefying! What the majority of these so-called Catholics represent cannot possibly be the Catholic faith. It must be a counterfeit or “pseudo-catholicism” like we have in Canada—only perhaps slightly worse.

God help these Bishops!

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