Pray for the change of heart of abortionists and their collaborators

In 2003 Pope John Paul II gave a special papal blessing to the Eucharistic Apostles of Mercy and all the faithful of the world who would pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy for an end to abortion and the culture of death. But most Catholics with whom I’ve spoken know nothing of this blessing, the five intentions suggested by the Pope, or the explicit connection with abortion to be found in the diary of St. Faustina herself, which makes the praying of this devotion more important than ever at this time in our country’s political situation. Continue reading “Pray for the change of heart of abortionists and their collaborators”

Rape and abortion, words of hope

(Continued from a previous post, Rape and abortion, a Catholic view, Part 1.) I’ve been trying to get online all day and now that I have, I only have a few minutes before the coffee shop closes. But before I go on to say anything else by way of commentary, I must offer some words of hope for all those involved in the events of this horrible story. We celebrated Christ’s Resurrection this past weekend and so the Easter season has begun. This week marks the Easter Octave and this coming Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. And that message of mercy, healing, love and hope is precisely the message I want to offer to the family of that little girl in Brazil. And also to her doctor. Continue reading “Rape and abortion, words of hope”