Skip to comments.Archbishop Michel Aupetit: Paris’ New Pro-Life Champion
Posted on 01/21/2018 11:36:44 AM PST by GoldenState_Rose
Paris now has a vigorous new pro-life advocate for its archbishop!
Archbishop Aupetit, 66, was something of a late vocation (if you only count the priesthood as a vocation): He was ordained at age 44, after a previous vocation as a medical doctor. He practiced medicine from 1979 to 1990 and taught bioethics until 2006. His book, LEmbryon, Quells Enjeux? (The Embryo: What Are the Stakes? Paris: Éditions Salvator, 2008) is a vigorous defense of the unborn child.
Archbishop Aupetit is very much a Renaissance man: As he notes in his book, We have tried to visit the different domains that concern the debate [over the unborn child]: biology, philosophy, history, law and anthropology, attempting to show that this is a subject of major importance for the future of man and of human civilization.
Discussing embryo experimentation, for example, Archbishop Aupetit observes that pagans in the ancient world literally sacrificed their children on the altars of deities they thought would repay them with benefits like good crops, while today the living human embryo is sacrificed on the altar of money. Antiquity had its idols like Baal, but todays idols have changed their form: less coarse than in the past, they are called money, economic growth, vanity, celebrity, or public renown. The victims? They are always the same.
What is most appealing about Archbishop Aupetit is that, as a medical doctor, he has the scientific background and expertise necessary to engage and respond to the bioethicists ready to bless the next case of embryo experimentation here or euthanasia there.
The value of Archbishop Aupetit is that he can stand toe-to-toe with them and offer plausible rebuttals, having the same command of biology and medicine as his opponent.
Archbishop Aupetit also wrote books on sexual ethics...
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Im surprised and impressed by him, so far. I bet Francis didnt know all this when Aupetit was proposed, although I actually think the new nuncio may be orthodox, because Aupetit is not the only good French appointment recently. So maybe Bergoglio didnt know about the nuncio...
All of these people do the usual Francis migrant blather, of course, but they also seem to be Catholic. Shhh, dont anybody tell Bergoglio.
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