Denver Archbishop: Consciences Have to Be Formed, Not Just Followed

The archbishop spoke of the role of conscience in promoting a Culture of Life on Saturday at a White Mass for Health Care Professionals.

“What has happened with so many Catholics today is that they have come to understand conscience as listening to their own voice,” he said, “rather than listening to the voice of God as he has revealed himself in Scripture and in Tradition.”

The archbishop quoted soon-to-be Saint John Paul II, who wrote that “the first and fundamental step towards … cultural transformation consists in forming consciences with regard to the incomparable and inviolable worth of every human life.”