Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pro Abortion Jesuit Called "Sharp Legal Mind" At America

Fr. Robert Drinan, S.J.  was  a sharp legal mind and a widely respected commentator on world affairs, a role that he honed in over 170 articles for America. Dating from 1946, when he was a Jesuit scholastic, Fr. Drinan's reviews and essays for the "Jesuit weekly" mark him as one of the magazine's most prolific contributers. Here we offer a selection of his writings.
Link (here) to America

1 comment:

Maria said...

How Support for Abortion Became Kennedy Dogma By Anne Hendershott
WSJ Jan 2009

"Politicians also began to realize that, despite the Catholic Church's teachings to the contrary, its bishops and priests had ended their public role of responding negatively to those who promoted a pro-choice agenda.

In some cases, church leaders actually started providing "cover" for Catholic pro-choice politicians who wanted to vote in favor of abortion rights. At a meeting at the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport, Mass., on a hot summer day in 1964, the Kennedy family and its advisers and allies were coached by leading theologians and Catholic college professors on how to accept and promote abortion with a "clear conscience."

The former Jesuit priest Albert Jonsen, emeritus professor of ethics at the University of Washington, recalls the meeting in his book "The Birth of Bioethics" (Oxford, 2003). He writes about how he joined with the Rev. Joseph Fuchs, a Catholic moral theologian; the Rev. Robert Drinan, then dean of Boston College Law School; and three academic theologians, the Revs. Giles Milhaven, Richard McCormick and Charles Curran, to enable the Kennedy family to redefine support for abortion".

Not enough that he formed a generation of Catholic politicians who have advanced the rights of abortion, and continue to do so, now they would make him a martyr. See article at America Magazine:

The Society, not surprisingly, honors him. Georgetown Law established the Drinan Chair in Human Rights in 2006. st. Ignatius weeps.

Oh, can we file and store this so that we have it on hand for the next "March for Life" parade? The Jesuits will whine and say, with all sincerity, the Society is 'pro life'. They will publish homilies and America Magazine will show us videos. They forget: we remember...