Archbishop Gomez: social justice needs a pro-life foundation [CNA]


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http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/images/size340/Abp_Jose_Gomez_at_the_Pontifical_North_American_College_on_May_2_2015_Credit_Daniel_Ibanez_CNA_5_2_15.jpgLos Angeles, Calif., Feb 4, 2016 / 06:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Efforts to combat social injustice cannot forget that the right to life is foundational, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said at a Hispanic pro-life gathering last week.

Pro-life questions are not just one issue among many, the archbishop said, criticizing the effects of a “seamless garment” approach advocated by some Catholics, or what is sometimes called "a consistent ethic of life."These views mislead people in practice, he said, and result in “a mistaken idea that all issues are morally equivalent.”

“So in everything we need to be clear that the root violence in our society is the violence against those who are not yet born and those who are at the end of their lives,” the archbishop said.

“If the child in the womb has no right to be born, if the sick and the old have no right to be taken care of – then there is no solid foundation to defend anyone’s human rights.”

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