"The image of the 'seamless garment' has been used by some theologians and Catholic politicians, in an intellectually dishonest manner."
That’s a sentiment that many Catholics, particularly in the pro-life movement, have expressed.
What’s significant about this expression of the sentiment is the person who uttered it: the pope’s own doctrinal watchdog.
Here are 11 things to know and share . . .
1) What is the “seamless garment” argument?
It’s the claim that Catholic teaching on life is like a seamless garment, so that if you accept one part of it, you need to accept it all.
This is sometimes referred to as having a “consistent ethic of life."