Tuesday, May 03, 2005

abortion "prayer card"

I just found out about a "prayer card" featuring Our Lady of Guadalupe promoted by a Mexican affiliate of Catholics for a Free Choice. Frances Kissling, head of CFFC, says of it, "Does it not make sense that they would, given Mexico’s strong commitment to the Virgin of Guadalupe, invoke her in their decision-making processes? Why would we find that inappropriate?"

It's "inappropriate" because the prayer is intended to guide a woman to decide in favor of abortion. That's the "decision-making process." To invoke Our Lady of Guadalupe's blessing on the killing of a baby is not just inappropriate; it's downright blasphemous. It's also very deceptive because it can confuse the poor women who find it and mislead them into thinking that abortion is OK.


Anonymous said...

It's not just inappropriate or just blasphemous, it's also extraordinarily unwise if one actually believes in the faith. I suppose all of us are lucky sometimes that God doesn't send us lightning bolts when we deserve it, but I don't know if I'd want to push my luck as much as this group is.

On the other hand, maybe Our Lady will change some hearts.


Sr. Lorraine said...

Yes, I hope that grace will touch their hearts, like it did for Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade who became Catholic years later.

J. Mark Thompson said...

Kissling is not only the head of CFFC, she's practically the entire membership of it.