New life for a Single Catholic


#1

Hi everyone! I’m new here and i just like to share my story.

I grew up in a religious family. When i was young, my Grandma (rest in peace) took care of me because my parents were abroad to work that time. My Grandma was once a President of Pastoral Council which means we are involved in our Church’s activities. that was when i was still young.

When i was in High School, thats when my life changed. I enjoyed the company of bad influence kids who taught me how to smoke, do drugs, sex etc. you know, i was “wild” way back. I completely forgot going to church, pray and do everything my grandma taught me. I even made going to church as an “excuse” to my parents so i can go out with my friends. I left my house and stayed with friends house for weeks and not go home. I remember how i shouted at my parents, how i made them cry, how i made them look for me all over the place everyday and night cuz i wasnt going home, how i promised them to change but still i keep on doing the same things all over again.

before graduating from highschool, i stayed away from those kids. promised myself not to do drugs again and never leave home. which i successfully did. I am completely sober.

But when i was in college, i had a serious relationship with this guy. the relationship lasted for almost four years. my whole college years i was with him, i thought he was the one but my parents totally disagreed so there i was again, i lied to my parents the whole time. during my sophomore year in college, i had an abortion… twice. I broke up with him after we graduated.

One day, my uncle asked me if i can go with him on saturday mass. i agreed since i havent been to church for a long time. When i was in the church, i was almost teary eyed because i remembered my Grandma when she was still alive. how we use to go to church together, how we used to participate in church’s activities, how i was once a member of a choir etc. I miss her so much and the things we used to do. i just felt GOD looking at me and saying, “come to me” that was the time i really felt his presence. and the feeling is unexplainable. and to tell you, that was the most happiest feeling i ever felt.

I am thankful that God helped me change. i regularly attend mass and pray everyday. i pray novenas regularly. my favorite is NOVENA TO ST. THERESE THE LITTLE FLOWER.

Guys, i tell you, i would never let a day pass without asking forgiveness to God for all the sins i’ve done esp. abortion. I am planning to go to confession this saturday.

Thanks to God for the new life he has given me. I will never do the things i did ever again. i learned my lesson well. I love you Lord.

JESUS I TRUST IN YOU
MAMA MARY PRAY FOR US.


#2

JL: Thanks for sharing, I think it might give hope to some parents concerned with a problem child.


#3

God Bless you!

We are all sinners and fall short of perfection.

Jesus loves you!!!

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, Ora Pro Nobis Peccatoribus!

Mark


#4

I am glad you resolve to commit no more sins. :slight_smile: An excellent prayer from Saint Margaret Mary is: O my Jesus, I fear all things from my weakness, but I trust in all things from Thy Goodness!


#5

Thank you so much for the replies!

Do you guys have prayers for forgiveness of sins and protection? Please share some so i can add it on my prayers. Thank you very much!

GOD BLESS! :slight_smile:


#6

Fatima decade prayer (optional prayer after each decade of the Rosary, but can be prayed anytime):

O my Jesus! Forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy Mercy.


#7

Thank you so much. :slight_smile:

I’ll be going to confession tomorrow afternoon and as what i have googled and read about confessing abortion, i am really scared because of the excommunication. Can someone please enlighten me. Im nervous because i might be excommunicated. :frowning:


#8

Abortion

2270 Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.72

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.73
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.74

2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law:

You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.75
God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.76

2272 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication latae sententiae,"77 "by the very commission of the offense,"78 and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law.79 The Church does not thereby intend to restrict the scope of mercy. Rather, she makes clear the gravity of the crime committed, the irreparable harm done to the innocent who is put to death, as well as to the parents and the whole of society.

2273 The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation:

"The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin. Among such fundamental rights one should mention in this regard every human being’s right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death."80

"The moment a positive law deprives a category of human beings of the protection which civil legislation ought to accord them, the state is denying the equality of all before the law. When the state does not place its power at the service of the rights of each citizen, and in particular of the more vulnerable, the very foundations of a state based on law are undermined. . . . As a consequence of the respect and protection which must be ensured for the unborn child from the moment of conception, the law must provide appropriate penal sanctions for every deliberate violation of the child’s rights."81

2274 Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being.

Prenatal diagnosis is morally licit, "if it respects the life and integrity of the embryo and the human fetus and is directed toward its safe guarding or healing as an individual. . . . It is gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent of a death sentence."82

2275 "One must hold as licit procedures carried out on the human embryo which respect the life and integrity of the embryo and do not involve disproportionate risks for it, but are directed toward its healing the improvement of its condition of health, or its individual survival."83

"It is immoral to produce human embryos intended for exploitation as disposable biological material."84

"Certain attempts to influence chromosomic or genetic inheritance are not therapeutic but are aimed at producing human beings selected according to sex or other predetermined qualities. Such manipulations are contrary to the personal dignity of the human being and his integrity and identity"85 which are unique and unrepeatable.

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#9

JL: God bless you, and thank God you have seen the error of your ways. When you had an abortion you were automatically excommunicated. If you are truly sorry and make a good confession there is nothing to worry about. I will pray for you.


#10

Thank you. I am now ready to confess all of my sins. May the Holy Spirit guide me later. God Bless

:slight_smile:


#11

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