Skip to comments.Book: Pope John Paul II’s Mother Rejected Doctor’s Abortion Suggestion
Posted on 01/19/2014 12:48:29 AM PST by Zakeet
A new report out today suggests Pope John Paul IIs mother rejected an abortion when pregnant with him.
The report suggests that the future Pope John Paul II was in danger of not being born because of the precarious state of health of his mother Emilia Kaczorowska. The book, The Mother of the Pope, indicates Emilia Kaczorowska, married in 1905 with Karol Wojtyla, the army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, rejected an abortion.
According to the gynecologist Kindziuk of Wadowice, Jan Moskala, he mother had lost her daughter Olga, who died shortly after giving birth. The report says the doctor advised her to save her own life rather than that of the child conceived when troubles in Pope John Paul IIs pregnancy emerged. You have to have an abortion, the doctor said, according Kindziuk, the mother of Karol Wojtyla.
Aware of the risks, the parents of John Paul II decided otherwise and Emilia gave birth in the house of Wadowice May 18, 1920. Then, after a long illness, probably of rheumatic diseases, the mother of the future pope died on April 13, 1929, the report, in Italian, indicates.
Pope John Paul II left behind a very strong pro-life legacy.
During the Popes tenure, he would consistently reaffirm the churchs opposition to abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and assisted suicide.
He encouraged outreach to women considering abortions as well as those who were suffering the physical or emotional trauma of a past abortion.
In March 1995, the Pope issued the Evangelium Vitae, an encyclical which boldly asserted the right to life for all people, regardless of their station in life.
(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...
How many of the 50 million unborn babies murdered in this country alone since Roe v. Wade would have cured cancer ... healed the economy ... prevented wars ... saved lives ... or maybe even become pope? Tragically, we will never know.
Note: The article is about three months old, but I couldn't find any prior instance of its posting, and it is unquestionably both interesting and timely.
Pope birth ping
“How many of the 50 million unborn babies murdered in this country alone since Roe v. Wade would have cured cancer ... healed the economy ... prevented wars ... saved lives ... or maybe even become pope? Tragically, we will never know.”
She went for the second time and when she still did not remember he sent her for the third time to the cross on the mountaintop. When she returned for the third time for confession, Padre Pio asked, 'So, do you remember everything now?' She replied, 'No, Padre, I don't have anything more to confess.' Then Padre Pio said in a loud voice, 'What do you mean, you don't remember anything? Don't you know he could have been a good priest, a bishop, even a cardinal?' She started to think and then began to cry, 'Father,' she said, 'I never knew abortion was a sin.' 'What do you mean,' he said, 'you didn't know that this was a sin? That's killing.' Then she said, Nobody knows about this, only me and my mother. How could you say it would have been a priest or a cardinal?' Padre Pio simply responded by saying, 'But it's a sin, a great sin.' "
Nyer, Thank you for the Padre Pio story in your post #6
**Aware of the risks, the parents of John Paul II decided otherwise and Emilia gave birth in the house of Wadowice **
I’ve seen that house. We were not able to tour it, but it is right next to the church!
I’ve never heard that story before. Might borrow it.
thanks for this post.
Wow. It’s hard even to imagine how different things might have been.
Thanks for the ping. Padre Pio often knew what people should confess.
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