We probably won’t have much explaining to do when we say that the year 2020 was a year like no other in living memory! The COVID-19 pandemic locked us away in our homes, prohibited close contact with our friends and relatives, deprived us of the sacramental reception of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist.
Still, the Culture of Death marched on. Around the world, abortion was deemed an “essential service”, and chemical abortion, in particular, despite the dangers, was made available for self-administration at home, sometimes after a “telemedicine consultation”.
Calls for “comprehensive sexuality education” (which, incidentally, has been rejected by the General Assembly of the United Nations) have been persistent. While many parents are happy to hand over the task of the sexual education of their children to “another agency”, components of such programmes pose a challenge to traditional Christian and other faith views on sexuality and marriage, and bring to the fore issues such as respect for parental rights and the sexualising of children.