Confession: My general stance is pro-life, though I’ve hardly been vocal about it. Perhaps to my credit, I’ve been disturbed or incensed at some of the ways believers have prosecuted the pro-life campaign. To my shame, I’ve not sought a better way forward.
A week ago, I had the privilege of attending The Colson Center‘s Wilberforce Weekend, which was inspiring in the ideas shared and in the work being done by several innovative Christians around the country. Each year, The Colson Center bestows the Wilberforce Award to an individual “making a difference in the face of tough societal problems and injustices.” This year, the award went to Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York.
Posted here is Cardinal Dolan’s acceptance speech, the meat of which begins at the 7:15 mark. The speech centers on the culture of life, and is both challenging and inspiring. The salient quote: “Culture is humanity’s best effort to protect the baby.”