I went to get a haircut the other day with an acquaintance who is a hairdresser. Since she knows I came back full force to the Church after an on and off episode, she asked what the Church really taught about abortion. I was surprised she asked this, but I told her that the minute the sperm meets the egg, the Church sees that embryo as a human being and that aborting would be murder.
So, she then went on asking if God would forgive a girl who aborts. I said, “If she truly repents, then yes”. So, she went on to tell me this Catholic Mexican girl she knew, a 16 yr old girl, had had sex with her b/f and got pregnant. That she aborted and was basically going crazy because of what she had done to that baby. She said this poor girl went to a Mexican priest to confess, and said he just kicked her out of the confessional and told her not to come back to Church. :eek: The truth is, I believe he did do this since he comes from a very small ranch town from Mexico. He’s a new priest at my old parish (where I’m a catechist). So, my acquaintance told the girl to go to the Pastor, Fr. Mike, whom is a very loving and compassionate priest, but he is a very strict and sticks to all the rules of the CC. So, the girl went to speak to Fr. Mike and he only had about 15 minutes to spare and told her that, but I guess with the gravity of the matter, he was talking to this girl for over an hour. My acquaintance was waiting in the car for the girl the entire time.
So, the priest told her what was done is done, but that she is forgiven since it’s obvious she truly repents. Then my acquaintance then said the girl didn’t want to abort. That her parents forced her to abort. :eek: :mad: Her “devout” Catholic parents forced her to kill her baby. They took her to PP and scheduled the abortion. They didn’t want the shame of a baby born out of wedlock to be brought upon this family, and they didn’t want their 16 yr old to stop going to school for this.
Instead of speaking to a priest about what to do if they wouldn’t want to keep the baby, they resorted to the lowest place on earth (which ironically happens to be across the street from this parish). Instead of taking her to birthright they took her to murder town.
How can a Catholic parent make a child of their own, do this to her own kid???
What’s worse is that even though this girl went thru this very traumatic episode in her life, she hasn’t stopped having relations w/her b/f. My acquaitnace said the girl’s b/f doesn’t want to use a condom and that the girl is now on the pill.
Of course, I told her the pill is just another form of abortion and that this girl shouldn’t be taking that and shouldn’t even be doing what is only supposed to be for married couples. I asked her to please tell her she’s still aborting but just in a different way.
I’m so sad kids don’t take things seriously. Even though the abortion at PP wasn’t her choice, she’s choosing to take the pill, and is aborting because of her own stupidity and selfishness. When are some of these so called Catholic parents going to step up? How can people call themselves Catholic, and encourage this type of behavior??? Being Catholic means 100% pro-life, 100% against ABC, 100% against fornication, 100% pro-chasity!!!