Developing a Spiritual Strategy for the Third Millenium

Transcript of a talk by Michael D. O’Brien at the National Prolife Convention,
Save the Planet’s People Conference, Toronto, November 25-27, 1999

We in the West have focused many of our battles against the culture of death through the intellect, and rightly so. The baptized intellect is an essential part of the struggle to push back the darkness, to establish, re-establish the civilization of love. But, to my mind, in the Western world we have lived for several centuries now with what I believe to be a catastrophic split within us—the split between the mind and the heart.

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Saving Lives—Saving Souls, A Spiritual Strategy for the Third Millennium

Transcript of a talk by Michael D. O’Brien at the National Prolife Convention,
Save the Planet’s People Conference,
Toronto, November 25-27, 1999

Dr. David Dooley: It is my pleasure to introduce Michael O’Brien. If I were to ask you, if we had a blackboard here and I asked you who your favorite Canadian novelists were, excluding of course Michael O’Brien, I would easily get a list of ten people like Margaret Atwood and Margaret Lawrence and so forth, but what would be interesting about the list would be that there would be no Catholics, and probably very few Christians in it.

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