Below is a post from The Deacon’s Bench. As I child of the 60’s who has always seen the injustices to African American citizens especially in the south, as particularly insidious, I feel strongly, because of my Catholic Faith and what I saw as a child, that we must not treat people in a prejudicial way because of race, creed or beliefs or social/psychological differences in secular society.
I guess I am a dualist and believe in separation of Church and State, but not the annihilation of the Church’s role in the public square.
There is no way within Catholicism to see any good in racism, abortion or prejudice that leads to harming people, socially, physically or otherwise.
But the question for me from the pastoral point of view is how do you call people, gay, straight or whatever to conversion to Christ where there is an ability to name sin for what it is and how destructive it is to our salvation.
What to do, what to do, Oh what are we to do????????