Lethal Logic

“The lethal logic of Roe v. Wade is that nobody has rights that we are bound to respect if they cannot effectively assert those rights. They are at the mercy and the discretion of those who can effectively assert their rights. We’re not talking simply about the unborn, we’re talking about the aged, the radically handicapped, the deformed.”

– Father Richard John Neuhaus, We Shall Not Weary, We Shall Not Rest

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, resquiat in pace

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus passed into eternal life this morning, reminding us once again that death is the fate of all men:

We are born to die. Not that death is the purpose of our being born, but we are born toward death, and in each of our lives the work of dying is already underway. The work of dying well is, in largest part, the work of living well.

Resquiat in pace.