Thursday, October 15, 2015
SHOULDN'T CATHOLICS USE POSTIVE LANGUAGE IN DESCRIBING OUR PRO-ACTIVE MINISTRIES?
So we don't say we are anti-abortion, but pro-life.
We don't say we are anti-gay marriage, but pro-natural marriage.
We don't say we anti-sex, but that we are pro-chastity.
But then I just heard a brief conversation on Catholic Radio where a man from Pax Christi was telling a bit of what his organization does.
He said, "we give anti-racism" workshops. And I wondered to myself if there wasn't a positive way to describe these workshops.
And then it dawned on me that being anti-racist is really being pro-life.
Pax Christi should call their anti-racism workshops pro-life workshops and show the connection between being pro-life from the moment of conception to how being pro-life is about respecting people no matter their race or gender or country of origin.
Be pro-life also means respecting God who we encounter in the laws of nature (natural law) and made explicit in Scripture and Tradition.