Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Rest Of Us Who Escaped Abortion.

Theologically, we wonder about the ultimate status of these aborted children. They are created in and for the exact same eternal destiny as the rest of us who escaped abortion. As far as I know, no country has yet permitted the erection of a monument to aborted babies, at least to acknowledge their humanity, though I believe several have been proposed.  
Christians naturally associate this slaughter of the unborn with the Holy Innocents who were killed after Christ's birth. Though these latter were already born, Christians associate the killing of these innocent babies before they ever have a chance in the world with those killed by Herod who was trying to eliminate the Messiah, conceived as a threat to himself. 
Sometimes, when we look at the vehemence and dishonesty with which the abortion movements and procedures have taken place both in practice and in law, we cannot help but wonder if there is not something diabolical about it, something that does in fact relate to the birth of the Messiah as a human child among us. 
Link (here) to read the full blog post by Fr. James Schall, S.J. at Ignatius Insight

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