Peter Kreeft’s Amazing Talk at the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Annual Banquet

We must “never, never, never, never, never give up”

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr.

Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at the webpage of Massachusetts Citizens for Life.

Dr. Peter Kreeft

Dr. Peter Kreeft

Last Thursday, Massachusetts Citizens for Life celebrated the pro-life community of Massachusetts with our annual Banquet. This sold-out event brought together pro-lifers from across the Commonwealth to re-connect with each other, to honor those who have given long-time selfless service to the pro-life cause, and to be invigorated by a wonderful keynote speech from philosopher and internationally renowned author Dr. Peter Kreeft. …

The awards were followed by the President’s Address from Anne Fox, who outlined the positive developments and successes we have seen in both Massachusetts and nationwide over the past year and in the past couple of decades. (We’ll have the text of Anne’s address available online within the next couple of days.)

The high point of the evening came from Dr. Peter Kreeft, a professor of Philosophy at Boston College. In his usual inimitable style, Dr. Kreeft approached the pro-life topic through the lens of the story of Saul/St. Paul.

You can watch a video of his talk here, but the gist is that Christ told Saul that by persecuting and killing innocent Christians, he was persecuting and killing Christ. Not just Jesus’s friends and followers, but Jesus Himself.

He then connected it to the Gospel message found in Matthew 25:40–“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren, you do to Me”–and through that to the abortion holocaust, which not only kills the innocent unborn children, but is also an attack on Jesus himself.

Thus, Dr. Kreeft reiterated the vital work that organizations like Massachusetts Citizens for Life and individual pro-lifers do to end abortion and other assaults on the sanctity of life and why we must “never, never, never, never, never give up.”