In the very opening sentence of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson appeals to the authority of “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.”
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Topics at the conference will include John Paul II’s vision of natural law, his contribution to biotechnology and human rights, and human rights in a secularized society.
COMMENTARY: The natural law is not only a basis for personal freedom and fulfillment, but also for social cohesion. It should not be displaced.
If Catholics forget these truths we will become like ”sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal,” and we will be empty-handed and defenseless in the upcoming final battle.
Bishop Burbidge noted the “special occasion for the people of God to honor the character of the law, the sacred character.”
French philosopher Pierre Manent discusses the harms of the modern ideology of human rights and calls for a return of natural law to restore social cohesion within Western societies.
COMMENTARY: It remains a task for Catholic defenders of human rights to show that a fully adequate understanding of human rights is not possible without an understanding of the truth about man, which is also the truth about God.