The Catholic Church teaches a seamless garment of life from conception to natural death. As Christians we believes in defending the life and human dignity of all people regardless of: age, race, ability, religion, location or sexual orientation. We aim to be whole-life. The Roman Catholic Church offer adoption services, support to women and men who chose to parent, and support to post-abortive women and men.
The seamless garment of life means that we oppose: capital punishment, abortion, unjust war, torture, euthanasia, etc. We believe in working for a more just and equitable world. We support programs that offer life sustaining help to families and the poor. We believe in the social safety net, human rights, and protecting the environment. We long for a world in which it is easier to be good and to make nonviolent choices. There have been many times throughout our history, when Catholic Christians have supported the status quo: unjust killings, slavery, executions, etc. And for those times when we have sinned against God and against our fellow man we ask for pardon.
Christians know that Jesus taught the nonviolent love of friends and enemies. We recognize that the sixth commandment is “thou shalt not kill.” And yet, we believe in a God that before the words of remorse are even out of our mouths, offers us forgiveness and pardon (Lk. 15:11-32).
– Anna Keating