Stance of the Vatican on Drugs . referral with comments by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 28 July 2021
Location: San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California

Dear Ones,

Here is an explanation of the Vatican’s stance on drugs …

Link: “Where the Church Draws the Line on Drugs,” by Zenit, 2001, in Catholic Education … https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/where-the-church-draws-the-line-on-drugs.html ..

From this I gather the Vatican feels that choosing to use drugs causes us to lose our dignity as a person, our capacity to think and choose as a person. That may be why the Church is against the legalization of drugs, including both soft and hard drugs.

The Church feels the ‘merchants of death’ (which is to say, those who sell drugs) can be circumvented by upholding for those who might otherwise become dependent on drugs the sustaining power of love and the value of life, with the Light of faith to guide us.

These human values can help a person face tribulation, a feeling of aloneness or separation from other people.

Our communities can become involved in drug prevention with family counselling programs to help buttress the cornerstone of family life. Good education and youth groups also help youth to find alternatives to drug use. Our communities can help establish medical and self-help rehab programs as well.

The Vatican also values the role of law enforcement, both local and global, in fighting drug cartels and crime syndicates.

I find myself in alignment with the Vatican’s goals in this regard. I find them to be well thought out and sensible guidelines to life in today’s world.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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