“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Even Kings....

I have been hearing one quote over and over in my mind since hearing the sad new of Senator Ted Kennedy’s terminal illness.

The quote comes from the 1966 academy award winning film, “A Man for All Seasons.” In the film, St. Thomas More would not deny his Faith by accepting the invalid, second marriage of King Henry VIII despite enormous secular influence.

When pressured to modify his beliefs by the short-sightedness of human persuasion, he gives a quote that conveys he will never deny his Faith because one day he will stand in front of God for his final judgment, as will his King, Henry VIII.

St. Thomas More says in a stern voice “Death comes to us all, even Kings!”

I think about Senator Kennedy’s full-fledged promotion of the abortion industry during his life and the blood of the many unborn babies that he has drenched on his hands. I hope that he takes his last few moments on this earth to denounce his culture-of-death positions publicly and reconcile himself to God, allowing him to die in grace.

Death comes to us all, Senator Kennedy.

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