In his homily during the weekly televised Mass Oct. 2, Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral rector Fr. John Lankeit reflected on the difference between those issues where Catholics can exercise prudential judgment and those which are intrinsic evils, specifically tackling the topic of abortion.

“Make no mistake,” Fr. Lankeit said, “there is no single issue that threatens innocent human life more directly, consistently, imminently and urgently than the deliberate killing of baby boys and baby girls in their mothers’ womb.”

The video of Fr. Lankeit’s homily has been shared on several news outlets and had reached more than 30,000 views as of Oct. 6.