…is the fact that we could ever have arrived at the categories of “Social Justice” versus “Prolife” Catholics. Pure heresy, pitting one aspect of the Church’s teaching against another as though they are opposites. No Catholic who believes and understands the Church’s teaching should, for one second, allow him or herself to be stampeded into making a choice between the two any more than they should let themselves be stampeded into choosing between the persons of the Trinity, the humanity “versus” the deity of Jesus, God’s sovereignty “versus” free will, the sinlessness of Jesus “versus” the sinlessness of Mary or any of the rest of the whole weave ecological system that is the body of Catholic teaching. No prolife Catholic can oppose the Church’s social teaching and no proponent of the Church’s social teaching can do anything but recognize that we can never deliberaterly destroy innocent human life.
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