Three Cheers for the Pro-life Bishop from Missouri
Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau James V. Johnston who has spoken on the need for Health Care reform to safeguard human life while creating “very clear” conscience protections for individuals and institutions, now blames the ‘mentality of sterility’ for the crisis in family life.
Speaking at a Sept. 26 workshop for the assembly of the Missouri Catholic Conference, Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau James V. Johnston said that all love “tends toward an incarnation” and requires the “daily cultivation of the soul” in holiness.
“It is a call that we must respond to anew each day to God’s question, ‘Where are you?’”
According to the St. Louis Review, the bishop said family life is now in crisis because it is formed in a mentality of sterility. He compared contraception within marriage as the “sacrament” of this attitude.
In comments after his speech, Bishop Johnston said the Church can save the world by starting with the family. True love, freely given and unconditional, faithful to the end and fruitful, is revealed by Jesus on the Cross.
You can read the St. Louis Review article here.