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The Second Vatican Council's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World epitomizes the message, its opening sentence a clarion call: "The joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted, are the joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the followers of Christ as well." The document affirms that "today, there is an inescapable duty to make ourselves the neighbor of every individual, without exception." And it repeats an ancient teaching that "people are bound to come to the aid of the poor and to do so not merely out of their superfluous goods."
So the logic is inescapable. If low-wage workers receive more income after a minimum wage hike, someone must be paying for it.
I recall a moment during the Vietnam War when a self-appointed political commissar of the anti-war movement phoned me: "Howard, I see you endorsed the antiwar rally called by the SWP [yes, that same inescapable bunch].
Orth never considers that those gay "dictates" are neither uniform nor inescapable, that not all socially thriving metropolitan gay young men are "pumped, hairless `muscleboys (as she later defines this "cult"), and that those who are don't all do drugs.
The importance of that reckoning would be its inescapable connection with Clinton as, above all things, the abortion president.
And of a picture in which the Earl of Arundel points to his collection of ancient sculptures, "The parallel is inescapable: the antique sculptures are a metaphor for the antiquity of Arundel's family" (308).
These are images that carry strong social meanings, and indeed, they are inescapable in the dance, delivered with a literalness that makes one long for the more nuanced and richly ambiguous references of the Tharp of yore, the Tharp of The Fugue and Deuce Coupe.
The matter of race is inescapable. Working- and middle-class whites, North and South, have left the Democrats believing that the Great Society legacy diverted their tax dollars and jobs to underserving blacks and the poor.
After a review of the testimony adduced at trial, the court was forced to reach the inescapable conclusion that, no matter how well motivated, the tenant's conduct had indeed facilitated the wrong.
The precise and carefully crafted language of the statute leads to the inescapable conclusion that gifts may be revalued for purposes of computing the estate tax rate.
inescapable reality this deal away Yet Mrs May still believes she can win the "meaningful vote" when it goes to the House of Commons, probably in early December.
The protagonist finds herself ever more tangled in an inescapable web of guilt and desperation, despite the seemingly bright yet false reality that surrounds her.