I was hoping for a miracle. I was praying for a miracle. That is why I could not keep from watching the President speak at Notre Dame, yesterday. He has a very good speech writing team, or should I say, slick? The Evil One is so clever and so able to twist words and make them sound reasonable. I was so very disappointed, as I watched and listened. Obama sounded so very reasonable and I was surprised that he did indeed address his position on abortion that is in such direct opposition to the teaching of the Catholic Church.
But just imagine for a moment if these were the same words applied to slavery, or the extermination of the Jews by Hitler. Would we be able find "common ground" on slavery? Would we be able to view Hitler's views with "open hearts, open minds and fair-minded words?"
These are the exact words used by the President when speaking to a Catholic audience at Notre Dame regarding the "abortion controversy". They were delivered by a silver tongued fiend to an audience that gave him a standing ovation. Disgraceful! Disappointing! Abominable!
". . . when we open our hearts and our minds to those who may not think like we do or believe what we do - that's when we discover at least the possibility of common ground."
"That's when we begin to say, "Maybe we won't agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any woman to make, with both moral and spiritual dimensions."
"Each side will continue to make its case to the public with passion and conviction. But surely we can do so without reducing those with differing views to caricature. Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words."