By Juan Pablo Cannata
Universidad Austral Professor

With such a noble purpose, several Church organizations joined in the overwhelming outpour of support, in fitting with Evangelii Gaudium’s section 212, which reads, “Doubly poor are those women who endure situations of exclusion, mistreatment and violence, since they are frequently less able to defend their rights.”

Yet, demonstration organizers included a number of radical ideological groups that petitioned for abortion legalization, and, as a result, some conservative segments started to oppose the campaign.

While the general media outlook focused on violence against women, two more specific agendas clashed and created some uncertainty, posing a daunting, unsolvable dilemma: supporting and not supporting the campaign both went against Christian values.

Finally, a compromising stance promoted supporting the campaign from a standpoint based on Christian identity, highlighting the dignity of all women, even the unborn ones. The abortion issue was not included in the proclamation read at the event.

So, it is safe to conclude that, when positive causes are promoted by people and groups who do not share all Christian values, it is possible to overcome the false excluding choice between isolation and dissolution, just by supporting positive ideas with a personal twist. That is, after all, the key to coming together.

Source: Palabra Magazine

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