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English columnist says bishops' conference trivializes Day for Life

July 23, 2012

In his encyclical Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II suggested that a Day for Life be set aside each year. In England, the bishops' conference has followed that suggestion--but in a way that misses the point, argues William Oddie.

Year after year, the episcopal conference has devoted the Day for Life to causes that are tangential to the main concerns of abortion and euthanasia, Oddie observes. This year, inspired by the London Olympics, the episcopal conference has dedicated the event to "the importance of good health, care for our bodies, and the importance of exercise and sporting activity."


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