Christopher McCamley over at Catholicus blog has an interesting post on the recent Day for Life, which we marked last Sunday.
Personally I am inclined to agree with his point - that a too broad understanding of the commemoration has been taken, and that this approach has led to a perceived ambiguity on the issue of life and, as been said by some who work in the Pro-Life cause, a falling into the temptation to avoid the contentious matters in favour of a more acceptable canon of concerns.
Last Sunday's theme was about solidarity and hope, and the document released by the Episcopal Conference was not great. Given the threats to life that are growing, we may need to return to Blessed John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium Vitae to recover what the commemoration was supposed to be about - promoting the culture of life in the face of a culture of death, defending the unborn and vulnerable. That can be a broad canvas, but the difficulty that may be arising now is that the canvas has been stretched so far holes are starting to appear.