By Bishop David Zubik, Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA
October 7, 2011
Death is never a solution. But too often we think that it accomplishes something. As a culture, our society opts for death to solve so-called social problems — whether it is the cost of caring for the sickly aged, the inconvenience of an unwanted pregnancy or the plague of violent crime. Death is never a solution. Death only leads to more death. We blind our collective social conscience as we turn to death over and over again to resolve whatever issue we face.