The First Social-Justice Struggle
By Mike Aquilina ( bio - articles - email ) | Oct 12, 2022 | In Way of the Fathers (Podcast)
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The early Church initiated many struggles for the cause of social justice: opposition to slavery, capital punishment, and other institutions of pagan society. But the condemnation of abortion was singular in its consistency and vehemence, from the very beginning of the Gospel proclamation.
The Church’s original social justice struggle https://angelusnews.com/faith/the-churchs-long-fight-against-abortion/
Abortion and the Early Church: Christian, Jewish and Pagan Attitudes in the Greco-Roman World by Michael J. Gorman https://www.amazon.com/Abortion-Early-Church-Christian-Greco-Roman/dp/1579101828/
Eve’s Herbs: A History of Contraception and Abortion in the West
by John M. Riddle https://www.amazon.com/Eves-Herbs-History-Contraception-Abortion/dp/0674270266/
Mike Aquilina’s website https://fathersofthechurch.com
Mike Aquilina’s books https://catholicbooksdirect.com/writer/mike-aquilina/
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