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Bishop Strickland’s strong stand: A call for ethical support in music and beyond

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, emphasized that it is a “grave sin” for Catholics to support musicians who donate their proceeds to support abortion. He highlighted the importance of being aware of where one’s money goes, especially supporting life-affirming causes versus those contributing to the culture of death. This statement underscores a broader discussion on the ethical implications of financial support to causes and entities that conflict with Catholic teachings on life.

LifeSite reports:

Former Disney actress and provocative pop singer Rodrigo recently announced that part of the proceeds from her “Guts World Tour” Houston and Austin shows in Texas will go to groups that fund abortion “access.”

She explained in Instagram posts that some of the profits from these concerts would go to covering the travel costs for Texas women seeking abortions.

“A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales at #GUTSworldtourHouston will go towards @abortionfunds @fundtexaschoice @janesdueprocess who help Texans traveling for abortions by covering & coordinating transportation, lodging & other practical support classes,” shared Rodrigo in her post, Fox News reported.

The first group she mentioned, the National Network of Abortion Funds, is a collection of “100 independent abortion funds” that “work to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access,” according to the group’s website. Fund Texas Choice funds “comprehensive travel services and practical support” to help Texans obtain abortions, and Jane’s Due Process funds “abortion and practical support for Texas teens traveling for abortion.”

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Key Points

  • Bishop Strickland warns Catholics against financially supporting musicians who donate to abortion.
  • Emphasizes the importance of being aware of where one’s money is going.
  • Highlights the ethical implications of financial contributions in line with or against Catholic teachings.
Themes Pros Cons
Ethical Consumption Encourages moral responsibility in financial decisions. May limit cultural engagement based on personal beliefs.
Support for Life Promotes funding towards life-affirming causes. This could reduce support for artists with differing views.
Religious Adherence Reinforces adherence to Catholic teachings. This may cause division among those with varying beliefs.


Questions to Consider

  1. How can individuals effectively vet the causes and entities they support financially?
  2. What are the broader implications of linking one’s financial support to one’s moral or religious beliefs?
  3. How does this guidance from Bishop Strickland affect the relationship between religion and popular culture?

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