Mommy Life: What does it mean to be pro-life?
Most of the comments so far have been very supportive, but she has had one so far that is not:
I appreciate the Catholics' consistent pro-life position, and I think they should be commended for it.
I scratch my head, though, at how you can wrap your head around some of the other doctrines, for example, the Mary business. She was not immaculately conceived, she did not live a sinless life, and she does not have extra grace to dispense to us. Nor, for that matter, do the other fellow believers that have been declared "saints" whose excess virtue we can supposedly receive for our salvation. We should not be praying to them. They are sinners, like us, saved by Christ's merit, and no one else's.
It seems to me we can be 100% pro-life and yet avoid these doctrines which completely contradict the gospel. How do you reconcile these fundamental RC beliefs with Christianity?
This is probably just the tip of the iceberg that is probably heading Barb's way. I intend to just keep an eye on it, and give prayerful support. If any of her commenters
Please keep them in your prayers.