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"We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation [abortion] humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully.
We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church . . . must take up."
--Cardinal Karol Wotyla in 1976, who became Pope John Paul II two years later
reprinted November 9, 1978 issue of The Wall Street Journal