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?
Posted by Fr Ray Blake