False Narrative, False Divide: Social Justice vs. Pro-Life Catholics

Also on The World Over this week, George Weigel additionally made the point that: “There is no such division,” as the one we’ve been seeing in polls and in vice-presidential debates, on account of the vice president, between so-called pro-life and pro-social-justice Catholics. “The teaching of JPII and Benedict XVI has made unmistakably clear that the life issues are priority social-justice issues,” Weigel pointed out. “So you can’t take a pass on those issues in the name of being a ‘social-justice Catholic,’” he made clear.

George was quick to point out as well that “the Catholic concern for social justice does not end with the life issues. It extends to other issues … like economy, like tax policy, like foreign policy,” which is something that Paul Ryan has articulated, including in his poverty speech this week. “But to say that these are separable clusters of questions is just wrong. It’s wrong rationally. And it is wrong in terms of the teaching of the Church,” Weigel said.

  • bpuharic

    So, again, ‘prolifers’ prove they care alot about you before you’re born and after you die but don’t care in between. The fact the US has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the western world is subsumed under ‘social justice’, and therefore can be ignored, while abortion is paramount. And conservatives say there’s no ‘war on women’. More like a war on women and children

    • enness

      And what are you doing about it, bpuharic? How many hours are you volunteering? Please, surprise me.

      Chile bans abortion and their maternal mortality rate puts us to shame. Why care about any human life if you can kill the weak and vulnerable? Of course we have problems. Killing babies is not the answer to them.

  • roberts

    Dude, what are you talking about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infant_mortality I think you read it backwards.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Fsvdj2GOw ProLifeAtheist

    And how does giving handouts and putting people on food stamps help anyone. There is an old saying that “you can give a man a fish and feed him for one day or you can teach him to fish and feed him his entire life.” Giving out food stamps and cellphones just make people more dependent on government, and now they are taking work out of Welfare? IAnd how can you honestly imply that liberals are more generous and caring than conservatives, when all of the latest stastics like the one from out of Syracuse Universtity show that Conservatives on average give 30% more to charity than liberals even though the liberals studied had on average 5% more than the conservatives?


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