pro-life work in campuses is crucial.
Baka umabot rin tayo sa ganitong klaseng
mga attitudes. With schools like La
Salle and Ateneo, that is not a remote
possibility, within the near term.
of Catholic Religion Students in Spain
Support Abortion: Study
Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
May 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- Almost half of the students who take
Catholic religion classes in Spain say
that abortion is justifiable, according
to a recent study by the SM Foundation,
a Catholic organization.
to the study, 45% of such students defend
the practice of abortion, 28% reject
it, and 26% say they are indifferent.
study also indicates that Catholic religion
students dissent from the Church on
other significant life and family issues.
Almost half defend euthanasia, and only
21% reject it. For 60% of students,
"homosexuality is no problem,"
while 20% say that it is.
72% of Spanish students opt for religion
classes in which they are taught Catholic
doctrine, and 74% who take the classes
personally profess the Catholic faith.
current statistics on student opinions
regarding life and family issues represent
a stark change ten years ago, when 60%
of students taking Catholic religion
classes said they opposed abortion.
may also provide an explanation for
why so many Spaniards are indifferent
to the legalization of abortion in their
country, which now takes the lives of
well over 100,000 unborn children each
year. Despite the strong influence of
the Catholic Church on Spanish education,
the Church's pro-life message seems
not to be communicated very strongly.
to me to live is Christ, and to die is
gain." (Phil 1:21)