hope for a change
Fr. Imbelli wants to see a glimmer of pro-life hope in the POTUS sermon on the Notre Dame mount:
Finally, President Obama appealed to “the law that binds people of all faith and no faith together… It is, of course, the Golden Rule—the call to treat one another as we wish to be treated. The call to love. The call to serve.” And, though he did not use the term, it is what the Catholic tradition would affirm as the natural law inscribed in human hearts by their Creator.
Thus, though on one level the President appeared primarily focused on respectful dialogue and “fair-minded words;” on a deeper level he seemed to be in search of binding principles that were, perhaps, at variance with his own stated positions.
Perhaps Fr. Robert is right about President Obama's deeper search for binding principles. On second thought, a man who believes that it is politically expedient to provide legal cover for physicians to puncture the brain sack of a half-born baby, or a man who defends the right of infanticide through suffocation of pre-term babies after a botched abortion, might be disposed to say just about anything to achieve his political aims.
Perhaps Fr. Robert is right, but your Uncle Di is not holding his breath.
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