Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. On Children In The Womb And President Obama's Peace Prize

In a normal world, the womb is one of the most peaceful places on earth. The child within the womb is not hungry, thirsty, or in need of any other shelter. Life exists without conflicts and an amazing unfolding of incredibly complex growth and development takes place. The only conflict comes from outside that safe haven, as when an abortionist wields a knife to dismember the otherwise peaceful and defenseless child.

As far as I am concerned, the last award I would bestow on someone who signs orders to spread an inevitable deadly violence against content, safe, and defenseless children in wombs throughout the world is a peace award. I cannot help but take to heart the words of Jeremiah the Prophet: "For from the least to the greatest of them, every one is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, every one deals falsely. They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, `Peace, peace,' when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown," says the Lord. (Jer. 6:13-15)

Link (here) to the letter by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. at the Insight Scoop blog.


Andrea Muhrrteyn said...

Hi, this is a copy of my comment to Insight Scoop blog:

This is my perspective, naturally, not many may agree; however it is based upon my experience and knowledge. With new knowledge I may think differently. I am, and have changed my mind on issues, often, based on new factual evidence.

I think on a superficial level that is true. If I was aware of any Jesuit organisations who are active in creating an environment where only children who are very much wanted and loved by mommy and daddy, are conceived into the womb, I would agree. But the encouragement of slave and cannon fodder breeding, whether conscious or covert (be denying an honest conversation about the issues relating thereto, or contraceptive measures for poor women, or how sexual slavery is one of the largest business empires on the planet, etc) means that in my view there are millions of babies in wombs, of mothers who really if given their own preferences would not want that baby in her womb.

So, i think it is a little hypocritical, for men who do very little to enable such poor women, to achieve a sense of procreation destiny over their lives; to pretend 'concern' about the babies being carried in these women's wombs; when they did precious little to give the woman the opportunity to make sure the sperm did not force itself into her womb. The future for many of these unwanted babies in allegedly 'peaceful' wombs, is for the most part, in our overpopulated world colliding with scarce and finite resource (which unfortunately god is being extremely stubborn about, and refusing to simply replenish with trillions of barrels of more oil, etc!), is one of sexual slavery, or that of a refugee, or similar.

Anyway, that is my view as a 42 year old woman, who has never been pregnant, nor had an abortion; nor advocated for population, or economic growth, or materialist consumerism.

Here is a recent letter on the issue, I wrote to the Jesuit Refugee Service - Europe, if you are interested, on the issue of President Obama's 25.5 million Nuclear Refugees Nobel Peace Prize (PDF).


Posted by: Francis Marion Braidfute | Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 02:06 AM

Anonymous said...

Mitch Pacwa: I am absolutely tired of this fixated man trying to muscle in onto every Catholic issue and end up talking about his personal ideas. He has a horrible manner in the delivery of Mass and sounds sometimes like a fruitseller or a circus clown. I think his command of twelve languages has the better of it. His method of directing people to sources no longer relevant to the Church is hopeless for the edification of Christians.