The term “seamless garment” usually causes me to shudder in a felt-banner, guitar-strumming out-of-body waking nightmare experience. This is because the term is often used as a euphemism for neglecting the realities of abortion, contraception and immoral human experimentation to salve the conscience of someone who votes for parties and politicians who support these horrors, so long as the voter otherwise ministers to the poor and needy. It turns truth on its head. It is as though social activism makes the abortions OK.
Instead, Catholics face the “both/and” of protecting the innocent and living the charity of Christ.
As we are finite beings, with limited time and resources and inclinations, we see most often people with an interest in one area of Catholic activism more than another. Fair enough.
But when I see someone like Eduardo Verastegui, the star of the wonderfully pro-life movie Bella, use his fame to draw attention and stir interest in such diverse Catholic causes such as the protection of the unborn, the defense of marriage, the promotion of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the relief of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Africa, it really serves as an example of the well-lived Catholic life.
I want to buy this guy a beer.