The Patron Saint of Stubborn Facts

Posted April 2, 2017 7:00 pm by Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky

The Patron Saint of Stubborn Facts

John Adams wrote in 1770, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” (“Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials”) His observation is useful in our day as we consider the turmoil in the Church with respect to many of those “hot button” issues involving the Sixth Commandment, from the indissolubility of marriage to the very purpose of human sexuality. When a close papal confidant tweets “2 + 2 in #Theology can make 5,” it’s hard to muster

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