sorry, guys, i still seem to be stuck on the unwed pregnancy issue.
i understand a lot better now, the case for when a person is in a position of moral authority. most of you who posted were right, it should be evaluated on a case to case basis in order to find the best possible solution.
but what about in general? let’s say a society was predominantly christian. obviously, best case scenario is that it doesn’t happen but we are all sinners, so there is still a chance that it does
in the past, there was a lot of ostracism and stigma, but it is that really the best way? i guess they thought that was a good way to deter, if people knew how horrible others would treat them and the child. maybe some will say that they deserve it since they chose to sin.
what if it was your child that it happened to, for example, or your friend’s kid. from good catholic families, who should know better but had a serious lapse of judgment? and they are repentent
should all kids in those cases be put up for adoption? le’ts say abortion isn’t an issue.
how do we show mercy without making the sin seem ok but without having to resort to scorn?
should it be seen as a scandal for the rest of their life? imagine if all our sins were treated like that
there are situations like this too. divorce, or a murderer releasedd from prison. they still get treated badly even if they confess
thoughts and opinions please?