29: The Sacredness of Life: Religion, Culture, and Politics


Each human must be committed to preserving life. Each Christian should, likewise, protect life against today's social challenges. Cardinal Bernardin gently reminds us of our commitment to life, against all odds. A gift as rich as life itself that comes from a generous donor has to be cared for as sacred. We must do this both for ourselves and on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves – i.e., all unborn children threatened with abortion. We must stand up to society when roles and rules are made for the good of selfish and elitist groups who want to do away with the old and the sick – i.e., our commitment against euthanasia. Once again, Cardinal Bernardin shows us the way to a Christian-shaped society.