A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

A reminder about rights

Above all,
the common outcry,
which is justly made on behalf of human rights
-for example, the right to health, to home,
to work, to family, to culture-
is false and illusory
if the right to life,
the most basic and fundamental right
and the condition for all other personal rights,
is not defended
with maximum determination.

Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici (December 30, 1988), 38 (excerpt)

(a tip of the hat to Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life)