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Forget something?

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Sep 23, 2004

You represent the Social Justice Ministry for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia. You firmly believe that "justice is a constitutive element of the Gospel message.”

You have a web site. Visitors are greeted immediately with a Prayer to End the War Against (sic) Iraq, which begins:

Loving God, we beg your forgiveness for the war that the U.S. is waging against the Iraqi people..

Your web site lists key social-justice issues: Third World debt, the environment, health care, sweat shops, and of course world peace. Your provide links to Friends of the Earth, the Center for Concern, Oxfam, the National Labor Committee, and Pax Christi. Your list is exhaustive. You've thought of everything.

Well, maybe not everything. You don't mention abortion. Or euthanasia. Or stem-cell research. Or same-sex unions. Or contraception. Or conscience clauses for Catholic health-care workers. Or educational choice and the rights of Catholic parents.

Never mind. Easy issues to forget.

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