I currently work as an Assistant at a hospital.
Shortly after commencing in my role, I have faced a number of religious and moral issues. Mainly with processing paperwork for patients for their various procedures such as Surgical Termination of Pregnancy (Abortion), Tubal Ligation and Male Vasectomies. Fortunately, I have been able to dodge them with the help of management who have been very accommodating towards me and moved me to a different department after I expressed to them that I do not feel comfortable with processing the paperwork for these procedures, for which I have been very gracious for.
Now, over the last few months, I have been working closely with a colleague who is a married Catholic and has been in the past and to my knowledge is currently undergoing IVF treatment with her husband. I am not aware if she is aware that this is a mortal sin, but I would expect her to as she distributes Communion at her local Parish Church, and the Church’s stance on IVF is quite clear. She is also quite public at work about this, which by the way, I am not interesting in knowing about not only from a moral perspective but also because I don’t want to know about the fertility difficulties between a colleague who I work with and their spouse, as I feel that it is a very private issue and it makes me feel uncomfortable discussing those kind of matters in a work environment.
I understand this may not be an appropriate question to ask you, but do you think God could have possibly put me in this place to tell her that IVF is a mortal sin and that it is wrong? I can already imagine her being very angry with me and I would be seen as the “destroyer” of her hopeful goal which she does not have a problem with. I can already see it as being a problem. She could very well not listen to me anyway and again, I could potentially lose my job. Then what if I ignore what God could be wanting me to do, and suffer the punishment later? I truly don’t know. Please share your thoughts.