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.