There is good news, and it is the Good News, in the current issue of Cardinal Mahony's Archdiocesan newspaper, The Tidings (click on this post's title): A column by Father Frank Pavone, founder of the pro-life group Priests for Life and of a new religious order, the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life. Entitled, "Abortionists converted," the column says literally hundreds of abortionists have repented sincerely and stopped committing abortions.
Father Pavone says they even have their own group, the Society of Centurions, named for the Centurion at Calvary who repented and converted. He says many factors usually are at work in the conversion of an abortionist, and they include seeing pro-life picketers and getting to know a pro-lifer.
Father Pavone quotes from a Society of Centurions brochure:
"The Centurion who stood at the foot of the cross of Christ suddenly became horrified at the crucifixion he was ordered to carry out. When Christ died, this Centurion dropped his sword and fell to his knees exclaiming, 'Surely, this was an innocent man!'
"Those of us who have participated in the killing of unborn children are the Centurions of today. We have dropped our swords against the unborn child. Now we must recognize the depth of our guilt and deal with the ramifications... To revitalize our humanity we need to forgive and be forgiven, to reconcile and be healed."
Kudos to The Tidings for running this column.
Southern California has lots of abortionists. Let us pray for them to convert. Amen!