Substantial Risk


Regarding the letter of Rosemary Molloy (CNY, June 17).

Ms. Molloy makes an interesting juxtaposition between two excellent writers. They are George Weigel and David Brooks. Unfortunately, it becomes a defense of things being relative and ignores objective truth. These objective truths come to us from the 2,000-year-old teachings and traditions of our Catholic faith. Can we ignore these teachings? We certainly can, after all God the Father gave all humankind a free will. Is there peril in ignoring these objective truths? There certainly is. The risk is substantial. Should we support the taking of innocent human life, it would be a grievous offense against our Creator.

There is no tradeoff in doing good deeds (feeding the poor, paying a just wage, etc.) and taking an innocent human life.

Mike Julian