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Bernard Nathanson, Rest In Peace

Monday, February 28th, 2011

This morning I had the immense privilege of celebrating a Requiem Mass for Dr. Bernard Nathanson.  It was inspiring to see so many people present to celebrate the life of this champion of life.  Dr. Nathanson’s pastor, Father Gerald Murray, preached a magnificent homily.  I’m privileged to share it with you.

Here is an excerpt:

“Dr. Bernard Nathanson was a fearless advocate of the self-evident truth that it is a grave injustice to kill people before they are born. The unjust decisions of the United States Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton mandating legalized abortion in our country cry out for the counter-witness of those who will not abide this injustice. Heroism is called for. True heroism is never easy and is only possible through God’s grace. We acknowledge today our gratitude to a true hero who would not abide such grave injustice in our land. In doing so, we too recognize the Hand of God in the life of Dr. Nathanson.”

You can read the whole thing here.