Notre Madame

At the Touchstone blog, Tony Esolen writes:


Instead I’d like to focus on the moral aphasia of our times. I don’t know how else to describe what President Obama said, and how it was received by faculty and students at the Obamarama yesterday — people who one presumes have had at least a passing acquaintance with moral philosophy. The President said — by way of holding forth what he believes is some sort of compromise between his position and that of every Christian group before the last misbegotten century — that we should all work together to reduce the number of “unwanted pregnancies.” And with a single phrase he showed, to anyone there who was paying attention, that there is no compromise possible between his position and the ancient Christian teaching. . . .

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