Daily Catholic Quote — Saint John Paul II

by Editor | January 20, 2020 12:02 am

Pope John Paul II celebrates the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception near the Spanish steps in Rome, on December 08, 2004. — Photography by Giulio Napolitano (Editorial Use Only) | Shutterstock

On Human Dignity…

“Much remains to be done to support those whose lives are wounded and to restore hope to those who are afraid of life. Courage is needed to resist pressures and false slogans, to proclaim the supreme dignity of all life, and to demand that society itself give it its protection. A distinguished American, Thomas Jefferson, once stated: ‘The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the just and only legitimate object of good government’ -March 31, 1809. I wish therefore to praise all the members of the Catholic Church and other Christian Churches, all men and women of the Judeo-Christian heritage, as well as all people of good will who unite in common dedication for the defense of life in its fullness and for the promotion of all human rights.” (Saint John Paul II, Homily in Washington, D.C., October 7, 1979)

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