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What does abortion have to do with the Clock of Life approaching midnight? And what does that mean? Fulton Sheen knew and explains, warns, and counsels.

By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News, 9/1/19

Archbishop Fulton Sheen often began his talks, serious subjects, with a humorous story. They produced a chuckle or laugh, but also made a point. He once told of a baby crying as he was talking in a church. He described how “the mother took the babe out. As she was going down the aisle I said, ‘Madam, the child is not bothering me.’ She said, ‘No, you’re bothering the child.’”

The story that easily fits the reactions Sheen would get today from his talk on abortion. And the Clock of Life.

“Have you noticed that it is only within the last years that we ever had to use the words Right to Life?” he began during this mid-1970s appearance. Once all peoples believed in the life, so “something has changed.” He began looking how things changed with the philosophy of abortion.

Sheen said, “The philosophy behind the destruction of life is a misunderstanding of freedom and the misunderstanding of love.” The first step is that people “understand freedom as the right to do whatever you please… there’s an absolute denial of limits.”  ….