Feb 22, 2006

More ways abortion is worse...but there is hope

Here are some more thoughts on my previous post, "Do the math: Abortion and capital punishment." But please, after you read the following thoughts, be sure to read my conclusion, because it offers spiritual consolation and hope to anyone who has had the misfortune to be involved in abortion.

My previous post noted that in simple mathematical terms, abortions are 40,880 times worse (more frequent) than capital punishment in the USA.

But think of all the other ways that abortions are worse, and more unjust, than capital punishment:

The executed baby in the womb has no chance to receive the Sacrament of Baptism. The death row inmate has that chance, as well as the opportunity for years of religious counseling and the Sacrament of Confession if he is Catholic.

The baby in the womb is all alone in the world. The convict has lots of company: A chaplain, if he wants one, relatives, reporters, and death penalty opponents worldwide as well as picketing outside the prison.

The baby has no legal representation. The criminal has decades' worth of criminal defense lawyering and benefits from countless laws enacted in criminals' behalf.

The baby is torn apart alive. The convict gets an injection and has the entire legal and news media establishments lobbying for humane treatment for him.

The baby has no opportunity for the Last Rites and Viaticum. The criminal does.

The baby has no one to pray for him or her. The convict does.

The baby gets no funeral and no grave. The criminal does.

PLEASE keep reading now! The list above is a necessary but very sad one. Now, if you or anyone you know has had the misfortune to be involved in abortion, PLEASE know that Jesus Christ Himself, your Redeemer and mine, loves you more than anything and is waiting with open Heart and arms for you in Confession.

And there is real help for women who have had abortions, from other women who have been in your shoes and have experienced God's healing and forgiveness. Just call your local pro-life groups or parishes, and they will give you love and help.

As the old spiritual says, "There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul." We, all of us, need that balm, and the Good News is, Jesus will supply it.

God bless you and keep you always.

6 Comments:

Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

WHAT ARE THE FAITHFUL TO BELIEVE?

When the Vatican issues strong pro-life messages, the pro-life community is rightfully elated, but the question must be asked do they really mean it!

Consider the case of the electing of Archbishop O'Malley to the College of Cardinals.
The Archbishop invited Mr. Abortion, Ted Kennedy, to his consecration as the new Archbishop of Boston. Not only that, he allowed Teddy and some of his other pro-abortion political cronies to receive Communion at this event, and he continues to allow Kennedy and other pro-abortion political figures to receive the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Lord in his Archdiocese, this in spite of the Vatican's admonitions to the contrary!

So how are we to really believe the Vatican when it states that pro-abortion "Catholics" are not to be allowed to receive Communion, when the Pope makes a Cardinal of one who does just that?

Some will criticize me for stating the above; however Our Lord said "the truth shall make you free"!

Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Chairman
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of abortion, check out this event I saw advertised in a local paper:

http://www.ppaction.org/ppla/events/foodfare2006/details.tcl

It's Planned Parenthood's annual food fundraising event in Santa Monica. They claim over 150 restaurants and caterers will be participating, but no names are given. It would be great to get that list to see where we shouldn't be dining tonight.
-Jeff

6:17 PM  
Blogger Venerable Aussie said...

To Kenneth Fisher:

"Our Lord said 'the truth shall make you free'! "

Agreed. Which is why your convenient neglect of this (below) leaves readers of this blog with a FALSE impression:

http://www.rcab.org/Pilot/2006/ps060127/LocalMarchForLife.html

12:30 AM  
Blogger Venerable Aussie said...

I think my link got truncated.

The last part is

LocalMarchForLife.html

12:33 AM  
Blogger Venerable Aussie said...

And check this out too:

http://www.rcab.org/News/
ForTheRecord/ftr030729.html

"In the story, Shirley Gomes, a then pro-choice candidate for the office of state representative recalls a conversation that she had with Bishop Sean: “he assured me that if my position on abortion was an act of conscience, then I would not be denied Communion.”

Archbishop O’Malley wishes to make clear that there was much more to the conversation with now state representative Gomes. In particular, Archbishop O’Malley made it clear to her that a Catholic politician who holds a public, pro-choice position should not be receiving Communion and should on their own volition refrain from doing so. The Church presumes that each person is receiving in good faith. It is not our policy to deny Communion. It is up to the individual."

I don't think it's fair to tar O'Malley with the Mahony brush.

4:50 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

This post is an interesting discussion of an alternative system of implementing the death penalty. It doesn't discuss methods (lethal injection, etc.) but it does discuss why and when it should be used.

And this post is a discussion of the morality of the death penalty, including a Biblical justification for approving of the death penalty while disapproving of abortion.

12:54 PM  

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