St. Blog’s Parish, the all and sundry Catholosphere, and assorted RC hangers-on have missed the happy visitors from the Bloggernacle bus (7-day tour to Nauvoo, the Sacred Grove, and Nate Oman’s study! Bonus trip to the Holy Land!). So here goes (be sure to return to the bus in 3 hours, or you’ll be left behind. Take a travel buddy):
- I have been sitting on this first article for awhile: its about the beatification a Italian doctor who died a week after giving birth to a daughter. She had put off cancer treatments that would have saved her own life but taken her daughter’s. The story moved me so much that I haven’t been able to say anything worthy of it. (Here’s a more detailed version.)
- I’ve run across a a similar story, also a beatification. It’s the third article down).
- Last week in our new church the talk was all about a sister who had just given birth and survived. The birth had been risky and all were pleased that the mother and the baby survived. I was told that earlier in the pregnancy, at a time when the decision seemed necessary, the mother and the father had decided to let the mother die so the baby could live. I choked up like Brigham Young did when he heard about the three boys who carried the handcart pioneers across the frozen river. So I’ve decided to just post these three stories without more
An abortion gotcha!
Rick Garnett takes exception to the new dogma that legislators and voters cannot be guided by the teachings of traditional morality or religion unless a teaching has been sufficiently unbaptized in secular thought.
Mirror of Justice has a series of posts on that appalling person in New York who decided to get pregnant out of wedlock, concieved triplets, and then decided to abort two of them so that she wouldn’t have to shop at Costco. See here, here, here, here, here
First Things allows an author to muse on the necessity of decency for freedom, and then to toy with advocating censorship. Come, sir! Why so coy?
Speaking for myself, I commend to every youth the burning of a book. A whole mass of modern prejudices shucks off one.