This web log is a place to conduct a conversation on the elusive nature or features of listening to and following God’s will. That is, it is concerned with the “how and why” of seeing with Eyes of Faith. Besides the “how and why” it is also about the “what.” What does one see in the world through Eyes of Faith? This component of the weblog is, alas, likely to be the preponderant content for some time. Seeing with eyes of faith is ultimately about viewing the world as a creature of a personal God.
In a recent posting on Mirror of Justice, Rick Garnett compared two highly divergent points of view on the issue of state-sanctioned torture. The more incisive of the two, in my humble opinion, is by Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, given in a reflection on the essay by Charles Krauthammer in the Weekly Standard at the November 28, 2005 edition of Observations and Contentions at Firstthings.com.
In a report from the London Times, Fifty babies a year are alive after abortion - Sunday Times - Times Online, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is concerned about quality control in British abortions. Apparently up to 50 babies a year have survived abortion procedures, proving to be somewhat of an embarrassment to those involved in the procedures as well as to the government.
A report from the BBC, "EU warned on 'secret CIA jails'", details a threatened suspension of voting rights for EU states that cooperated with the alleged CIA secret prison system. Franco Frattini, the EU Justice Minister declared, said the BBC, "a suspension of voting rights would be justified if any country is found to have breached the bloc's founding principles of human rights, democracy and the rule of law."
Missouri has been called the "Show me!" state. A CNN report, "Priests urge stem cell opposition", suggests that priests throughout Missouri have been mobilized to defend the dignity of human life. I am tempted, of course, to say "Show me!" Show me that you care enough about the issues to form a united front in the culture wars.