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Isn’t dialogue supposed to be in defense of the truths expressed in the natural law, revealed in Scripture and Tradition and taught by the magisterium?
By Jane Adolphe, EWTN News, October 26, 2022
Jane Adolphe, with degrees in civil law (LLB/BCL) and canon law (JCL/JCD), is a professor of law at Ave Maria School of Law, in Naples, Florida, with an expertise in international human rights law.
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has defended his decision to appoint, on the grounds of dialogue, new members who support the “choice” to kill babies, and has stressed that his latest decision was made in consultation with others after much consideration.
This raises some questions:
What is dialogue? Why is there dialogue? When does one engage in dialogue? On what grounds is dialogue justified? On what topic does one dialogue? How does one dialogue? What is the purpose or end of the dialogue? Who engages in the dialogue? What are the possible topics of the dialogue?
Isn’t dialogue supposed to be in defense of the truths expressed in the natural law, revealed in Scripture and Tradition and taught by the magisterium? Are we treating opposition to abortion as a trifling part of the Catholic tradition and failing to deepen our understanding of it? What is it about the killing of babies that needs to be deepened? What permanent truths are latent in this that we have missed? …
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