Blessed Catastrophe

The catastrophe I am referring to is the reversal of Roe v Wade. This is, for many of us, a great catastrophe. I don’t need to emphasize this point on the UW campus. At the same time, however, I am taking the liberty of referring to this catastrophe as a blessed one. How can a catastrophe be blessed?

In order to justify this contradiction, I have to go back to my personal story. I was born and raised in the Catholic Church. I spent 18 years in the Jesuit Order and was ordained priest. This made me familiar with the Christian religion. Now the Christian religion speaks of a blessed catastrophe in reference…

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