Monday, September 14, 2009

"Called to Eternal Life": Babies and Rights

Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.

Dr. J's favorite quote:
Our culture rejects, for the most part, the best and most exalted way in which
children should come among us. Thus, we have a society filled with
people who have not known what was naturally due to them.
That is, each
child is to be born in a home in which each child has a father and a mother who
begot him and accepted him in love and generosity as a gift they did not plan or
devise. The actual child was not even in the thoughts of parents, whose
attention was on each other. Yet, they were prepared and happy to accept that
their relation naturally led to something beyond themselves, something seen in
the faces of their own children.

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