Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The Pope

Pope John PaulI happened to glance at Salon (yes, I know it isn't worth reading but...) and an article by Joan Walsh caught my attention. Ms. Walsh says that she can't forgive the Pope because her mom left the Church near the end of her life in 1976 because of the Church's stand on abortion. In other words, Ms. Walsh is mad at the Pope because the Church has moral values that she doesn't like. Tough! One wonders if she would be equally mad if her mother had left because of the Church's stand against adultery. In fact, the absurdity of Ms. Walsh's article can be seen by simply replacing "abortion" with "adultery".

Mark Steyn in the Daily Telegraph brings this point home. "The root of the Pope's thinking - that there are eternal truths no one can change even if one wanted to - is completely incomprehensible to the progressivist mindset." The Church believes that there are universal truths that can't be abandonded because they are uncomfortable or have fallen out of fashion and the dignity of the human person is one of those universal truths. The Church will greatly miss Pope John Paul. We can only hope his successor will carry on with the vigor that John Paul brought to the fight for the sanctity of life.

1 comment:

Elblog said...

I have come to the conclusion that there are eternal truths, as much as I'd like there not to be.