Consistent Ethic of Life

Consistent Ethic of Life

Drawing from the reflections of Thomas Nairn, OFM, senior director of ethics at Catholic Health Association:

Franciscans acknowledge that life is sacred and are dedicated to a consistent ethic of life.

Since life is the first gift given us by God, Franciscans have a profound respect for human life. The itinerancy which is part of the Franciscan vocation helps the followers of Francis and Clare understand better the fragility of life and to support the most vulnerable in society. Because of this, the Franciscan family, from its earliest moments, embraced active non-violence and articulated a theology and ethics centered in love. This spiritual perspective includes respect for those who disagree with us, as shown in the dialogue between Francis and the sultan.

See some of the ways that educational and formative programs, advocacy efforts and direct service work in Holy Name Province ministries reflect this dedication to a consistent ethic of life.

To add to the list, contact Fran Eskin-Royer in Holy Name Province’s Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation.