“In studying the responses to the mass shooting, I came across some statements which bear pondering. ‘The people using the guns in these loathsome incidents are moral agents with twisted hearts and the twisting is done by the culture of sexual anarchy, personal excess, political hatred, intellectual dishonesty and perverted freedoms that we’ve systematically created over the past half-century,’ Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.

“‘No amount of gun control will cure the ills of a society that gleefully promotes violent pornographic content and calls it entertainment. No amount of health care will heal the wounds of a culture that calls a decision to end the life of an unborn child, up until birth, a choice. No amount of communications technology can replace the value of one-on-one interaction. A society that has lost its sense of humility, virtue and goodness is a society that badly needs to turn back to God. Where there is a vacuum in these areas, a wayward people will fill it with anything — and in too many instances the effects are tragic,’ wrote Michael Warsaw in the National Catholic Register.

“As Mother Teresa said at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. on Feb. 3, 1994, ‘Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.’”