Well said! I agree that Roman Catholics, and Christians in general, are very in touch with the causes and solutions to worldsuck, and that abortion is one of the most potent sources of worldsuck. "Worldsuck" doesn't even begin cover it, really. It's our duty as Catholics to stand up for those weakest in our society and to show the world, through word and deed, how we execrate this most abhorrent act.
I participated in a local Walk for Life the other day; there were only around fifty participants, which was a major bummer, but it was very touching nonetheless. It was a nice experience, but the lack of numbers really was disheartening. It could have been that it was a snowy day, two-inches of accumulation by my house, or that it wasn’t very well advertised or that there had so much trouble in even getting the thing off the ground—someone had to pay the police in order to get the route we wanted and the city was balking at aproving the route for some reason or another—but I feel there should have been more people there. Perhaps if there had been more Nerd Fighter in the area ready and willing to combat worldsuck, there would've been a better turn out.
One way that Catholics can contribute to the reduction of worldsuck is to BE CATHOLIC ONLINE. The Pope just did a press release on this. He said it was important for us to portray our true, Christian selves online, something I try to do even though I'm technically anonymous in all my internet ramblings. I review books on my blog from a Catholic perspective, Tweet and retweet anti-abortion stuff, and I'm uncompromising. I haven't always done this; when I started out I wasn't that active in the Church, and my internet persona portayed that, but I've incorporated it more and more into the fabric of Zombie Girrrl.
BTW, here's the link to the aforementioned article: http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/new.php?id=2500#ixzz1ByansIQx
I think that first and foremost we can decrease world suck by being charitable and sticking to our faith :) The Catholic Church are one of the biggest providers of charity in the world. I also think we need to rise above the stereotypes imposed upon us. There's so much negativity that surrounds simply the word Catholic. We need to show that we can be awesome and that we aren't defined by the bad decisions of others (because let's face it there have been a lot of bad decisions made by individuals high up in the church hierarchy over time even if there are many more awesome things that have occurred).
We need to be unabashedly pro-life because abortion is completely world-suckish and very few people are prepared to stand up for the rights of the unborn.
Then finally we need to be nice and respectful :)
To the person who said they get vilified for being pro-life at a Catholic school...I empathise...Australian public school is the same. To the person that had fifty people at a pro-life walk, I'm sort of jealous at the turnout. Only 13% of Australians are openly pro life and it's almost a taboo topic. It's rarely spoken of in the public eye, it's hushed up and some people don't even know abortions occur.
People get so wrapped up in vilifying the church for controversial stances that the good things it does are completely overlooked. What is Catholic Relief Services if not a way to seriously reduce world suck? I mean, in my opinion being pro-life is more than just being pro-birth. It's caring about life - charity, quality of life, caring for the elderly, etc. :)