I have an intense admiration for people who are courageous enough to say what they truly believe, particularly (though not exclusively) when I agree with them. Perhaps it is because that is a quality I lack myself.
Though there are no Catholic hospitals in his diocese, the bishop nevertheless was defiant: “I would say, ‘Yeah, I’m not going to close the hospital, you’re going to arrest me, go right ahead. You’ll have to drag me out, go right ahead. I’m not closing this hospital, we will not perform abortions, and you can go take a flying leap.’ ”