Tuesday 7 February 2012

Catholic Voices Update

I see that Catholic Voices have changed the offending passage quoted earlier. In the interests of fairness- and because, as I have said before, I earnestly wish for the success of the CV project- I am posting the changed passage in full here:

"But in reality, Catholics on campus have nothing to fear. The motion's definition of pro-choice ideology is so narrow and extreme, and its actions so brow-beating and authoritarian, that it will show informed pro-lifers who accept that abortion cannot be prohibited immediately -- including the bishops of England and Wales, who advocate incremental restrictions, but realise that a total ban is currently impossible to achieve -- to be the true advocates of moderate, rational and humane principle."

Had this been posted originally I' d not have been moved to comment. My own view, for what it is worth, is that the incremental approach is highly problematic but I cannot wholly condemn it- because we are discussing real human lives here. Apart from that, the article seems to take a remarkably upbeat, even optimistic, view of the current situation at UCLU- whether it is justified only time will tell. Sadly, fornicators have a solidly vested interest in the provision of easy abortion and, all too often, recognise it.

I pray that God will bless the good efforts of those involved in the Catholic Voices project- and all who speak up for the truth.


  1. Thank you for posting this, it gives a better view of the situation.
    I have a great respect for Catholic voices, a dedicated group of people who work tirelessly for our faith.
    Blessings and prayers,

  2. Thank you, Ann.
    I appear not to have been the only one shocked by the original posting and they appear to have responded to widespread criticism. I think it is essential that we all continue to speak out clearly against the profound evil of abortion and do so with one voice.
    May God bless you.