What does it mean to be pro-life?
Podcast: Episode Seven
Episode Seven is now live on Youtube and in podcast feeds!
The Dobbs ruling from the Supreme Court has been on my mind a lot this past week. So that’s what we talked about.
Paul and Dominic walk through the recent Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe vs. Wade. Paul goes through some of the history and details of the ruling, and then they talk about why he personally has a difficult time celebrating this decision. They discuss Catholic Social Teaching and what the Church says about what it means to be pro-life and how the mainstream pro-life movement hasn’t met those expectations. They end with some practical suggestions on how we can move forward with consistency and integrity in our support for human dignity.
“Our sin lies in failing to recognize value, in wanting to possess and exploit that which we do not value as a gift. Sin always has this same root of possessiveness, of enrichment at the expense of other people and creation itself. It's the same sinful mindset that we were just discussing in relation to abuse. The sin is in exploiting what must not be exploited, in extracting wealth (power or satisfaction) from where it should not be taken. Sin is a rejection of the limits that love requires That's why I spoke in Laudato Si' of a distorted mindset known as the ‘technocratic paradigm.’ It is a mindset that despises the limit that another's value imposes” (Pope Francis, Let Us Dream).
ABOUT DOMINIC DE SOUZA SmartCatholics founder, Dominic de Souza, is a convert from radical traditionalism – inspired by WherePeterIs, Bishop Robert Barron, and Pope Francis. He is passionate about helping ordinary Catholics break the ‘bystander effect’, and be first responders. “We don’t have to be geniuses. We just have to show up with witness and kindness. Christ does the rest.” Today he hosts the SmartCatholics community.
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