Editors Note: Yesterday we shared a Vatican response to the death of Osama Bin Laden on Facebook and here on LifeTeen.com. I asked Katie Heller and Derek Natzke take us a little deeper. | As citizens of the world, we had quite a weekend! A royal wedding, a beatification of a holy man, and the death of the world’s most dangerous and wanted terrorist. Now that a couple of days has passed, it’s very clear that all these events will hold significance in history, but one is definitely not like the others. The wedding inspired awe, and John Paul II’s beatification inspired holiness. But how do we, as Catholics, respond to the death of Osama Bin Laden?
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(Editor’s Note: Professor Bob Rice is a veteran youth minister and professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville. This month, he guest blogs for us.)
A few weeks ago, John David Duty was killed by lethal injection in the state of Oklahoma. He had strangled his cellmate, Curtis Wise, with his shoelaces in 2001. He was already in jail for rape, robbery, and shooting with intent to kill in a 1978 conviction. Another man executed. So what? It happens 50-60 times a year…
This month, we reach the 37th anniversary of the “Roe V. Wade” decision that legalized abortion In the US, and are again brought face to face with one of the most divisive issues in our nation. Since 1973, over 40 million children have been aborted in the United States. That’s more than any state’s population – if California fell into the ocean, it’d only be 37.2 million people. Whether we’d like to admit it or not – whether it’s comfortable or not – abortion is a monumental issue.