When then Cardinal Wojtyla arrived at the Second Vatican Council, he had one question. What happened? Up until the 20th century, mankind was trekking along
In one of my first philosophy classes my professor told us, “You will never get anywhere unless you understand what the other person is saying. Don’t assume that they are being dishonest. Rather, look at what they are saying and ask yourself ‘what must they be thinking or assuming for what they are arguing to be true and rational?’ Only then are you legitimized in disagreeing and arguing with them, because only then do you give their argument credence.”
We must avoid the great temptation to see ourselves as Mary, present to the crucified Christ of aborted children. While “whatever you did to the least of these you did to me” is a main message of the pro-life movement, equating the killing of children with the persecution of Christ, pro-lifers must be careful not to see themselves solely as those who don’t “do [wrong] to the least of these.” We must learn to be Mary in the pro-life movement….
These men will be saints one day. Indeed, what other movement so calls for and creates saints as the pro-life movement? What movement challenges its people to such radical love, peace, and joy as the pro-life movement? To be Catholic is to be pro-life because to be pro-life is to acknowledge that there is, to quote Samwise Gamgi, “goodness out there, and it’s worth fighting for!