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Kathryn Jean Lopez has written a beautiful and devastating essay on abortion, language, and conscience. Here’s a sample:
That was not a pro-life screed but an objective observation from a position of bewildered surrender. Now we just seem, collectively speaking, to accept the subterfuge, to let ourselves manipulate language, using it like a drug to numb the pain, shutting down arguments, laughing off common sense. And this, just a week after a young pregnant congresswoman asked for prayers for a miracle in the face of an adverse diagnosis for her unborn child. We owe it to ourselves as much as to the lives sacrificed to our semantic gymnastics to ask: Does a baby, at any stage in its gestation, really have no value unless the mother wills it?
Miss Lopez has also written a very moving piece on the same topic: “Killing Your Child for Volleyball.” She also writes on why legislation being voted on today in Congress matters: “Protecting late-term abortions isn’t sacred ground anymore and it never was to begin with.”
In the realm of practical theology, Dan Edelen explains “Why the Church Needs to Drop the ‘Leap of Faith.‘”
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you’re blessed by this week’s readings.