Posts Tagged ‘Mary Ann Glendon’

Human Rights or God-Given Rights? Part I

“Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights – for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture – is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination (Pope John Paul II, Christifideles laici, 38).

The language of “rights” has...

The Deconstruction of Marriage

The word “deconstruction” was not in the vocabulary of G. K. Chesterton. When he observed how easier divorce was eroding the bond of matrimony in his time, his language was more poetic. He noted that “the marble had turned to ice, and the ice has melted with most amazing rapidity”. He could have not been more prophetic, for he understood how the wedge of divorce would continue its work and reduce marriage to shreds. “They ought to know,” he...