In the article she wrote, Dr. Wen describes the expanding her and her husband’s family as her “deepest desire.” How can the president of the nation’s largest abortion provider admit she (and thereby other women) deeply desire motherhood and family life? The backbone of this evil organization remains set on eradicating motherhood from the face of the earth, in the name of equality with men. It seeks to eliminate family life as an institution of society. I imagine the Planned Parenthood executives were pulling their hair out.[click to continue...]
It is a common argument you will hear among well-meaning folks, even pro-lifers, especially following the news of a miscarriage by their friends or family members. The argument is that a baby who dies in utero receives the grace of the Baptism of Desire for Catholic parents who intended to baptize their baby upon birth. Sometimes you will even hear pro-lifers argue aborted babies receive the grace of the Baptism of Desire, as the Catholic Church supplies the desire for all children to be baptized.
Are these pious and well-meaning thoughts? Definitely. Yet, do they hold up to the Tradition of the Catholic Church?[click to continue...]
I hereby dare anyone claiming to be pro-choice to register on this site and to spend at least 30 minutes reading the testimonies of these post-abortive women. I then double-dog-dare you (a ‘90s reference) to then see abortion as a celebratory event. Those reading this who are pro-life, I encourage you to check out the testimonies so you can pray for these women.[click to continue...]
You may have heard it posited before. Perhaps a deceased, unborn child can be credited with the grace of baptism of desire, because the child’s parents desired to baptize their child upon birth.
This idea is often bandied as a comfort to those of us parents who have lost children to miscarriage, especially.
It is a pious thought to desire baptism for every soul. Surely we want every child to go to Heaven. But does it hold up theologically?[click to continue...]
Pope John XXIII:
“The Roman Church teaches… that souls of those who depart in mortal sin or with only original sin descend immediately to hell, nevertheless to be punished with different punishments and in disparate locations” (Nequaquam sine dolore [Letter to the Armenians], November 21, 1321) (Denzinger 493a).
Yet, any aborted baby will not be baptized. Therefore, he or she does not receive forgiveness for original sin. Therefore, he or she is not worthy to go to Heaven, sadly.
That said, still any aborted baby—or really any unbaptized child before the age of reason—has not willfully sinned against God. Thus, this child does not deserve to roast in the flames of Gehenna.
So what is the answer? Where do the souls of aborted babies go?[click to continue...]
“This moral condemnation also regards procedures that exploit living human embryos and fetuses-sometimes specifically ‘produced’ for this purpose by in vitro fertilization—either to be used as ‘biological material’ or as providers of organs or tissue for transplants in the treatment of certain diseases. The killing of innocent human creatures, even if carried out to help others, constitutes an absolutely unacceptable act” (Evangelium Vitae, 63).[click to continue...]
A ministry you could take upon yourself is to contact your closest Catholic cemetery and find out everything you can about how they treat miscarried babies.
How much does it cost to bury a miscarried or stillborn baby? Where do they get buried at the cemetery? What funeral services are offered? How quickly can such arrangements be made? Can the baby’s body be transported to the cemetery from the hospital, if needed? These are the questions someone needs to know the answer to.[click to continue...]
For those who may be relatively new to this blog, ProLife365.com, this post is for you. I wanted to share with you some of my most popular posts to date. These were determined by YOU, my dear readers.
Please stick around at the end, as I want to know which posts you have enjoyed the most so far.[click to continue...]
Author J. Budziszewski calls it a diversionary tactic of remorse. Abortion providers and seekers try to deny what they are doing by calling it something else. They exhibit remorse as they cover up their misdeed with sugar-coated language.
I am not doing what I am obviously doing. I am doing something else. Something harmless, defensible, maybe even honorable. Yeah, that’s what I am doing.
No one wants to restrict another person’s freedom, so I am merely supporting choice. No one should be forced into anything, I am just backing her decision not to remain a mother. Yeah, that’s all.[click to continue...]