Posts Tagged ‘Veritatis Splentor’

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...