domenica 26 giugno 2022

Pondering the temptation to power in wake of historic Roe v. Wade ruling

(John L. Allen Jr., Crux)
Although Friday’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade rightly has been styled as a monumental victory for the pro-life movement, observers warn it’s likely to trigger a series of acrimonious political fights, with some states clamping down on abortion access and others expanding it. The resulting chaos may be enough to make some Catholics nostalgic for what can seem, through the haze of distant memories, a simpler time – one in which the church didn’t have to argue for its positions, but could simply decree them because it wielded both spiritual and temporal power. (...)