Here in Canada, there isn’t much to add about the anniversary of the Morgentaler decision. What a tragic day.
However, this column by Father De Souza takes the tone I’d like to take. Obviously killing off our kids is a great, great tragedy but if we get bogged down and fail to see the sweet, small instances of grace and beauty, then we aren’t helping anyone.
Twenty-five and 40 years later the possibility of a legal future more favourable to life does not appear likely. Yet the great struggle for life is not primarily a legal one, and the work of cultural renewal proceeds by witness, not laws, and by grace.
Twenty-five and 40 years later, the witness has been given, and is being given increasingly today, particularly by the young.
Twenty-five and 40 years later, the contrast between the culture of death and the civilization of love is all the more evident.
Twenty-five and 40 years later, grace is still at work, as it was in the beginning, is and ever shall be.