Sunday, May 27, 2018
A Sad State of Affairs. . .
Even worse than the vote was the joyful glee of those who returned just to vote for repeal and the uninhibited excitement of those who voted to allow the killing of the unborn. This is the saddest commentary on the whole cause. How is it that something regrettably legal and hopefully rare has become a cause for which people are actually partying in the street? Death is no cause for joy and death is what this vote means. So that is the state of affairs in the so-called civilized world. It is not only the religious who cringe but all those who believe that life is precious and deserves the most profound protections. But for a nation as solidly identified with the Roman Catholic faith as Ireland, it is one more sign of the precipitous decline of religion and morality in one more European country and the barbarism that is the soft underbelly of secular humanism.