"Reason is always a kind of brute force; those who appeal to the head rather than the heart, however pallid and polite, are necessarily men of violence. We speak of 'touching' a man's heart, but we can do nothing to his head but hit it." --G.K. Chesterton

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Conscience first, politics second

Last year, I attended a speech in Vancouver by the eminent Roman Catholic leader, Thomas Cardinal Collins, and was very impressed by his ability to simplify and clearly communicate complex subjects. A letter made public today, below, is another example of Cardinal Collins' expert way with words, communicating very clearly the import and impact of a political decision Liberal leader Justin Trudeau recently enunciated. It certainly should cause Trudeau, a Catholic himself, to question the controversial edict to which Cardinal Collins is referring.

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