Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day for Life: the Pub test



There is something more than mealy mouthed about the leaflet issued by Eccleston Square for this years "Day for Life", it is unfocussed, diffuse. It simply doesn't address the issues of abortion and euthanasia directly, it is "lite". There is little in it that challenges or teaches. I am amused by Fr Tim's take on it.

One is reminded of Ronald Knox's verse "When mild politeness tempering  bigot zeal, corrected I belief to "one does feel"."

It is like so much material produced by Catholic Justice and Peace organisations that worry about curtains and flower arrangements rather than the crumbling foundations of the house. Catholics today really do need to be reminded of the serious implications for society of those things which seek to destroy life. We need to constantly remind ourselves and be equipped with winning arguments that defend the Church's teaching.

A simple test: is it worth leaving in the pub?


7 comments:

Michael Petek said...

Here's a winning argument.

The highest form of divine worship of which Man is naturally capable consists in leaving to God that freedom, which He has reserved to Himself, to determine that each and every act of natural sexual intercourse shall either result in the conception of a child , or shall not.

If follows that the highest form of idolatry consists in any human intervention: (1) aimed at the suppression of fertility (Cf. Genesis 30:2) or (2) manually to combine human gametes.

nickbris said...

What is the point of leaving a "conversation piece" in a pub? The noise is so all pervading it is impossible to have a civilised conversation.

Where are Health & Safety? We are not allowed to climb a pair of steps to change a light bulb without a license but pubs are allowed to damage our hearing and mental health by the obscene gratuitous NOISE

EFpastor emeritus said...

Thanks for this post.
I dread to thank what the gurus in Eccleston Square are earning, and how much the bumpf which they distributed for Life Sunday cost.

Patricius said...

Isn't this the passage (1 Corinthians Ch, 6) where St Paul comes down heavy against sexual immorality?

Perhaps all is not lost....

Lynda said...

It's heartbreaking. Think of all the lives that could be saved, people converted ...

Nicolas Bellord said...

What do you expect? Eccleston Square never lifted a finger to stop the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth going its own way. In respect of Gender Reassignment Operations they allegedly told one doctor that such were okay if the patient felt better afterwards. I suspect their attitude to abortion was not much different.

terry prest said...

THe leaflet and some of the materials for this year`s Day for Life bore an uncanny likeness to the message promoted by this American website:

http://www.faithandhealthconnection.org/