The One Thing: Protecting the Sanctity of Life – Catholic Stand

After I viewed the picture “City Slickers”, I started thinking about all the secular and religious issues which surround people today.  In the movie, Jack Palance provided a classic one-liner- “the one thing”. In reality, a search for a common denominator, “the one thing”, that is important is difficult. The multitude of issues that are explored in Catholic Stand and other faith-based outlets, at times, can appear overwhelming. We are surrounded by differing opinions, concerns, and priorities. All the noise from the news and the blogs can, at times, appear all-consuming.  I believe, at the core, at the base of all the diverse issues, the one thing that is really crucial is the issue of protecting the sanctity of life. The Sanctity of Life In reflecting upon the years of involvement in Pro-life activities, the right to life emerges as a core tenant of not just our faith but our culture and our laws. It was reiterated in writing, within the Declaration of Independence with the famous quote “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. Beyond the written declaration is a natural law that supports those truths especially the first one – life. The defense of life has been codified and manmade laws over the centuries universally condemn murder, but also against any actions that can cause harm to another person such as assault.

The One Thing: Protecting the Sanctity of Life – Catholic Stand

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