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February 4, 2023
Abortion

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It is not the easiest issue to talk about because so many people have become so entrenched in their views. Rather than reasonable, rational discussions, when it comes to abortion, it is usually the case that what happens is that we wind up yelling at each other, or worse yet, not even listening to another's position on the issue.

Given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri. Readings for Today. Listen to our other homilies.

Abortion
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Abortion: The issue we need to talk about but not how you think

It is not the easiest issue to talk about because so many people have become so entrenched in their views. Rather than reasonable, rational discussions, when it comes to abortion, it is usually the case that what happens is that we wind up yelling at each other, or worse yet, not even listening to another’s position on the issue.

While I read it only after I gave this homily, I think this article from the Church Life Journal from the McGrath Institute for Church Life, helps us to recognize that if we are really pro-life, our focus is to change the heart and eliminate those conditions that make abortion seem like a desirable choice.

The book I reference in the homily is “Beyond the Abortion Wars,” by Charlie Camosy.

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