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Anonymous asked:

Do you believe rapists should be given parental rights to their children produced from attacks?

I do not think they should be given parental rights. This is because their act of child-bearing was by way of violence, and therefore deems them unfit to be a parent to a child that they have conceived.

It is a bit of a tricky question in the case of when a woman rapes a man, since those happen as well. I would say the child should be put up for adoption, or the male should be able to make a case to care for the child, since the woman has deemed herself unfit to be a parent by her demonstration of violence.

So either way, I believe the rapist should not have rights to a child he/she has conceived with a rape victim.

Do people even realize how often abortion is condemned in the writings of the Holy Fathers of the Church?

4th century St. Basil the Great
4th-5th century St. John Chrysostom
4th-5th century Blessed Augustine of Hippo
691 A.D. Quinisext Ecumenical Council - Canon 91 

And these are just the ones I currently know of.
All know better than this “highly informed and educated” 21st century world.

Seek God daily. But seek Him in your heart, not outside it. And when you find Him, stand with fear and trembling, like the Cherubim and Seraphim, for your heart has become a throne of God. But in order to find God, become humble as dust before the Lord, for the Lord abhors the proud; whereas He visits those that are humble in heart, wherefore He says: “To whom will I look, but to the one who is meek and humble in heart?”
St. Nectarius of Aegina (via musingsofagingerorthodox)

Dear Husband

kitten15059:

If you ever read this, please pay close attention…   Stop asking me why I am crying.   I lost a baby—our baby. It will be a while before I stop crying. I may cry about it for years… maybe for life. The fact that you don’t cry bothers me. I know, I have been told for years that fathers do not feel the connection the way mothers do in a situation like this, but I don’t know why you just don’t  ”get it” ….  When you tell me things like “get your hormones under control”, you are telling me a lot more than that. You are telling me you think I am unstable. You are telling me that  the loss of a life was not as valuable to you as it was to me. You have failed to validate my feelings or the life of our baby who was taken away from me before I could ever hold him or her in my arms.  You have to understand that as that baby’s mother, I have been holding it 24 hours a day for the past 12.5 weeks and now it is gone.  You have to understand that now my heart is heavy and my arms empty.

Seeing other pregnant women is painful for me.( Why should they be so lucky). Seeing other women with small babies conjures the same emotions…. Hearing you tell people  ”she lost the baby” instead of  ”we lost” kills me. It tells me you never owned this baby as your own—like you fated all of this before it ever happened.   None of that may be true in your mind, and I get that but you have to step outside yourself and feel how I feel— if only for a moment. 

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

As a fellow pro-lifer I am curious to know where you stand on topics of pregnancy prevention (birth control) I have for years refused to use bc because of my beliefs. A recent miscarriage has me thinking i need to take time off from trying in order to allow my body,mind and heart to heal. I still want to share myself with my husband, however. Quite the quandary..

I am so sorry to hear about the hurt you have gone through. It is definitely something that should bring you much closer to God.

I am not a married individual yet and I am abstaining from sexual activity until marriage. So I cannot tell you from experience what my opinion or view is. But I can tell you that I have made a decision not to use any birth control pills when I am married. One reason is because it is a very unnatural thing to put into our bodies. Blessed Augustine of Hippo even refers to using pregnancy prevention such as this as resorting to ” extravagant methods as to use poisonous drugs to secure barrenness” (On Marriage and Concupiscence: Book I, Chapter 17). Birth control pills mess with the hormonal functions of the body. It is also carcinogenic. That, right off the bat, says that it doesn’t belong in your body.

There are other ways to reduce the likelihood of pregnancy. Take it from a more natural biological perspective. One way that I would consider using is the Rhythm Method http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rhythm-method/MY01003 . It should help you find opportunities to share yourself with your husband. Do research and ask your doctor to give you more information about it, if you don’t know about it already.

I also came across the Standard Days Method which may actually be easier than the Rhythm Method. Check it out: http://www.epigee.org/guide/sdm.html . I only just discovered this, and it seems preferable to the Rhythm Method.

Also keep in mind that there are different levels of intimacy you can have with your husband. It doesn’t always have to reach the extreme. Let your husband know what is weighing on your heart so you can work together on healing your body, mind, and heart. It is a joint effort, and I think that just as sharing yourself with him is one way to strengthen your bond with him, that bond will also strengthen from struggling together and helping each other. It is not something to do on your own.

Hope this answer helped! God bless!

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