The sorrow of abortion! Could this be one of the causes of our priesthood shortage?
(This map represents states which have a combined population of 57 million, the number of babies aborted in the United States since 1973. Will the map someday all be blacked out?)
I’m so sorry that I didn’t get to meet them…the 57 million who were slaughtered before they were even born. No doubt they would have been much like all of us….some brilliant and gifted, bringing wonders to the world: another Louis Pasteur or Steve Jobs (almost aborted) or Albert Einstein for example.. I’m sure there were Saints among them too…maybe like Blessed Mother Teresa, or perhaps St. Augustine or our beloved St John Paul.
Surely there were priests as well…priests who will never offer the Holy Mass or raise their hands in blessing, priests called by God from all eternity and yet, never ordained.
Probably, most of the 57 million were destined for ordinary lives like me, and…
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