Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Ministries extend compassion to those who've had abortions
Out of 53 million legal abortions performed in the United States in the last 40 years, about 10 million of the women identified themselves as Catholics. “The numbers are staggering,” Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo said at the November meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Church’s response to them is one of compassion with an invitation to healing. Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller has written an excellent article about Catholic organizations that help women heal through the sacraments and by letting them know they are forgiven. The article is from OSV Newsweekly, 1/15/2012 and can be found at Mourning the Lost Ones (http://tiny.cc/qdul3).