Traveling, I only just now read the remarks that Bill McGurn delivered on Thursday at his alma mater, Notre Dame. Tightly-argued, moving, magnificent. An excerpt:
Tonight our hearts carry a great sadness. But we do not come here this evening to rally against a speaker. We come to affirm the sacredness of life. And we come with a great hope: That a university founded under the patronage of Our Lady might be as consistent in the defense of her principles as the President of the United States has been for advancing his. In a nation wounded by Roe … in a society that sets mothers against the children they carry in their wombs … we come here tonight because however much our hearts ache, they tell us this: Our church, our country, and our culture long for the life witness of Notre Dame.
If you read nothing else this weekend, read McGurn’s remarks in full.