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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

We cannot ignore injustice....

Another harmful ideological error that the Pope points out in #101 is found in "those who find suspect the social engagement of others, seeing it as superficial, worldly, secular, materialist, communist or populist. Or they relativize it, as if there are other more important matters, or the only thing that counts is one particular ethical issue or cause that they themselves defend." Here the Holy Father wants us to know that our defence of the unborn needs to be clear, firm, and passionate, but "equally sacred are the lives of the poor, those already born, the destitute, the abandoned and the underprivileged, the vulnerable infirm and elderly exposed to covert euthanasia, the victims of human trafficking, new forms of slavery, and every form of rejection."

He goes on to say that we "cannot uphold and ideal of holiness that would ignore injustice in a world where some revel, spend with abandon and live only for the latest consumer goods, even as others look on from afar, living their entire lives in abject poverty."

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