Thursday, January 24, 2008

Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit: Courage: A Jesuit's Perspective on Abortion

Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit: Courage: A Jesuit's Perspective on Abortion

Last Spring, I asked several medical students in a seminar whether they rejected Catholic teachings regarding reproduction and artificial contraception. Several raised their hands. I prompted them to articulate the position and to give their critique of it. Conversation languished for some while. None in that group of graduating physicians had an answer, yet these well-educated role models were willing to publicly disagree with an argument they could not explain.

Blogger Note: This can make Pro-lifers go crazy. I just keep reminding myself. "The battle belongs to the Lord."

"The battle belongs to the Lord."

Keep in mind, that is what David said after he slew Goliath.


Jay said...

Physician even if non-religious person, atheist, who is trained to save lives should have be of anti-abortion mind. I think the medical training must include ethics course and it is interesting what is there on the subject of abortion.

Easter A. said...

WOW that is awesome! Fr. Robert, I would honored to keep this site on the sidebar of my other blog: A Tribute to Our Priests. God be praised for you!

Easter A. said...

I mean, John Michael! Fr. Robert is just as close! :-)

John Michael said...

I hope I didn't misrepresent myself. That is a quote from a Jesuit, not me.

I am a father, but with a small f.

Three little ones, with one on the way. Praise be the Lord!

We home school like yourself. Great blogs BTW. :-) Thanks for the kind words. God is good.

Easter A. said...

Hi John Michael!

How wonderful!!! I am so glad I found your blog. When is your 4th one due? I will pray for your wife and baby (first name or pen name will do).

John Michael said...

I always take extra prayers.

My wife is Regan and the baby to be named later will be Andrew or Giana.

God Bless