LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of America’s leading prelates, urged pro-life citizens and leaders to promote respect for the sexual act at an international pro-life conference in Rome Saturday.continue at LifeSite
“The restoration of respect for the integrity of the conjugal act is essential to the future of Western culture, the advancement of a culture of life,” the cardinal said. “Fundamental to the transformation of Western culture is the proclamation of the truth about the conjugal union in its fullness and the correction of the contraceptive thinking which fears life, which fears procreation.”
The cardinal, who is prefect of the Vatican's Apostolic Signatura, its highest court, was speaking in a keynote address at the inaugural International Pro-Life Conference, held the day before the Italian March for Life. The event was hosted by LifeSiteNews.com in partnership with Human Life International and Family Life International New Zealand.
In his remarks, the cardinal emphasized the importance of public demonstrations for life such as the marches for life around the world, and highlighted “the importance of developing and supporting truly pro-life and pro-family media.”
He also reiterated his urgent call for Eucharistic ministers to deny Communion to pro-abortion politicians. At the same conference, 52 pro-life leaders from 16 nations had joined in signing a declaration urging the world’s bishops to deny Communion to pro-abortion politicians in a spirit of “love and mercy.”