Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Buckley Revisited

Father George Rutler sets the record straight on the late William F. Buckley.
It annoyed him to be thought arbitrary in religion. The line attributed to him, "Mater, Si; Magistra, No" was not his, and while he even published in a book his difficulties with some doctrines, he proved Newman's point that a thousand difficulties do not make one doubt. By his own admission, the Lourdes pilgrim never knew one moment of lost faith and was precise in moral obedience, as when he wanted to do exactly the right thing about extraordinary care when Pat was dying.


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