TITLE: Catholic Leaders Challenge ‘Pro-Life’ Politicians To Oppose Gun Violence, Not Just Abortion (2013)
SOURCE: Think Progress Health
AUTHOR(s): Tara Culp-Ressler
NOTES: References statement from 60 Catholic clergy, theologians, & leaders, urging members of Congress to take greater “moral leadership & courage” to fight for gun control / reduction in gun violence. Analogizes abortion & gun violence. Identifies several Catholic members of Congress who are also “A” rated by NRA: J.Boehner, P.Ryan, J.Donnelly, H.Heitkamp, & urges them to take action.
TITLE: Gun Control is a Pro Life Issue (2012)
SOURCE: The National Catholic Review
AUTHOR: James Martin, SJ
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NOTES: Editorial arguing that gun violence is a pro-life issue. Religious, moral argument “about the sanctity of all human life, no matter who the person is, no matter at what stage of life the person is passing through, and no matter whether or not we think that the person is “deserving” of life.”
TITLE: Jesus, An Unwanted Christmas Present (2012)
AUTHOR(s): Roger Wolsey
NOTES: For Christians, pointing out biblical grounds to NOT own guns: “live by the sword, die by the sword”; definition of Faith; turn the other cheek; commitment to suffer as Christ Himself suffered, etc. Despite massive persecution, Christ & early Christians/church remained steadfastly non-violent.