Oh Jennifer – such a good article. Thank you for writing this, in particular:
“I do not see women who display a blatant disregard for what their Church teaches.
Instead, I see women who love their Catholic faith, and who genuinely desire to live in accordance with its tenets.
I see women who have been bombarded by secular wisdom on human sexuality, yet who have never heard a detailed explanation of their own Church’s beliefs in this area.”
A very, very interesting read. What are your thoughts?
A question delightfully worth pondering:
“Is it possible that in treating children like children – both in the way we dress them and the activities we allow them to pursue – we will better prepare them for a natural, responsible transition to adulthood some day in the future?”
Worth the read, and worth a re-examination of policies that have created this mess.
Once again, Matt speaks truth in a simple and direct way that I appreciate about his writing. Worth the read for anyone, but particularly for those who struggle with commitment, and / or a constant feeling of inadequacy in relationships.
There are obviously other issues at play that can affect someone’s not-feeling-ready, but generally speaking a societal shift towards cohabitation and not-marriage is worth examining at it’s root; fear.
So proud of my faith and it’s representatives who act like this.
This child will have a good home. Pray for the birthmother.