instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just what the doctorate ordered

Judge John T. Noonan's "Laetare Remarks" speeech strikes me as everything Fr. Jenkins could have asked for. I don't mean that in an altogether complimentary way.

I note that Judge Noonan found himself able to say:
Genocide is wrong.
Torture is wrong.
Slavery is wrong.
And abortion?

Judge Noonan could not bring himself to say the word "abortion," much less state, "Abortion is wrong."

Would that have come too close, in his mind, to "shunning or denouncing" President Obama? I don't know.

But I can't see why we should be serenely secure that the truth will prevail if we do not speak it.