Cardinal Bernardin’s ‘Consistent Ethic of Life’ still divides Catholics 40 years later
Depressingly, 40 years since Cardinal Bernardin first proposed the consistent ethic of life, the ethic remains mired in the same senseless, polarized partisanship that Bernardin proposed the ethic to overcome.
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