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By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Human Life Foundation, Oct. 3, 2021

Fr. Gerald Murray is Pastor of the Church of the Holy Family in New York City.

We live in a world of contradictions when it comes to many things of great importance in life. Whether we realize it or not, faith in God is the most important aspect of our lives. Since God put us on planet Earth, and God will call us back to himself when our life here comes to an end, the most important thing we can do is recognize our dependence on Him and seek to know what, if anything, He expects of us.

Yet how many there are of us who think we get to tell God what we will and will not accept when it comes to his law and our willingness to obey it. Recently, I watched as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked during a press conference what she thought of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s claim that her Women’s Health Protection Act—passed by the House on September 24 to codify abortion on demand in federal law—was “nothing short of child sacrifice.” …