Thursday in the Octave of Easter
Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled?…”LK 24:38
A BETTER KIND OF POLITICS
Social and Political Charity
181. Every commitment inspired by the Church’s social doctrine is “derived from charity, which according to the teaching of Jesus is the synthesis of the entire Law (cf. Mt 22:36-40)”. This means acknowledging that “love, overflowing with small gestures of mutual care, is also civic and political, and it makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world”. For this reason, charity finds expression not only in close and intimate relationships but also in “macro-relationships: social, economic and political”.
Both Pope Francis and Bishop Zurek in Easter remarks have call it an act of charity. I didn’t think of it as quite that noble of a gesture. I was so ready to move on beyond the year-long Lent of pandemic restrictions that I was thinking more of love of myself than my neighbor when I rose up my sleeve for the needle.
However, it seems that many of my fellow white, over fifty, males (who believe that Roe V. Wade calls us to be more Evangelical than Catholic)have WOKE and discovered that it is an act of charity to not be vaccinated. I believe their anti-vaccine reasoning is just as selfish as my pro-vaccine one!
The only reason that has any basis for a Catholic to not be vaccinated is that the vaccine was developed unethically by way of aborted fetal tissue cells. That is why last summer, when Operation Warp Speed began, the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops called on the Trump Administration to only fund vaccines that were ethically produced.
When I brought this up to my liberal friends they told me that we should not hold up progress for the common good based solely on the single issue of ethically producing vaccines.
When I brought this up to my conservative friends they told me that we should not hold up progress for the common good based solely on the single issue of ethically producing vaccines.
Now my WOKE, over fifty, males (who believe that Roe V. Wade calls us to be more Evangelical than Catholic) tell me that we should hold up progress for the common good based solely on the issue of ethically produced vaccines.
What WOKE them? I believe it was a
social doctrine “derived from MAGA, which according to the teaching of Donald Trump is the synthesis of the entire Law