This is a promising Statement and I commend Archbishop Smith for giving such an encouraging interview.
However, “if attacks against the child in the womb” are indeed “the most outrageous injustice”, just what have the bishops of Canada been doing on this front for the past 50 years? They’ve been missing in action and their absence can only be described as massive negligence in the culture war of our time. It’s better late than never that something is finally starting to move, except, of course, that D&P is still running wild.
What are our bishops telling us when they are taking such a cool attitude (let’s not get hysterical after all) to their own official “development & aid” agency which is at the FOREFRONT of enabling pro-abort groups to overturn pro-life laws?
If abortion is so outrageous as you say, your Grace, then please do something about what is happening in your own backyard. No need to design elaborate plans or speak much, just don’t the cut cheque to Development & Peace. With the stroke of a pen (or without one as the case may be), you can do more to defend the culture of life, then compromised preaching and milksop teaching would ever do.
How can you possibly preach to the Flock (the vast majority of whom are on the Pill or have a condom in their wallet thanks to the Canadian Bishops’ Winnipeg Statement), never mind those who don’t even attend church, when you have this massive “WE ENABLE PRO-ABORT PIMPS” sign stuck on your chasuble?