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Book: Pope John Paul IIís Mother Rejected Doctorís Abortion Suggestion
Life Site News ^ | October 16, 2013 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 01/19/2014 12:48:29 AM PST by Zakeet

A new report out today suggests Pope John Paul II’s 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 II’s 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.

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During the Pope’s tenure, he would consistently reaffirm the church’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; absolutemorals; catholic; deathpanels; emiliakaczorowska; johnpaul; johnpaulii; karolwojtyla; obamacare; romancatholicism; zerocare

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.

1 posted on 01/19/2014 12:48:29 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Pope birth ping


2 posted on 01/19/2014 12:54:26 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Zakeet

“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.”

Worth repeating!


3 posted on 01/19/2014 12:58:07 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: Salvation; NYer; Coleus

ping


4 posted on 01/19/2014 2:27:47 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Zakeet

bttt


5 posted on 01/19/2014 3:28:46 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall ("I PROMISE that we won't blow it this time!" - John Boehner, election night 2010)
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To: Zakeet; Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; ...
Thank you, Zakeet, for this wonderful story. How man of the millions of unborn babies might have been the one to solve a medical problem or bring peace. I am reminded of the true story of a woman who went to confession to Padre Pio. Before giving her absolution, said, 'Try to remember the other sin.' The woman said, 'Padre, I think I gave you all the sins I know and I think this is it.' Padre Pio said, 'Then, for your penance, go to the cross to say fifteen Ave Marias and fifteen Our Fathers.' Now the cross was at the top of the mountain. The penance was not the Aves or the Our Fathers, it was the journey to get there, as it was a very bad road... So she did that and said the prayers and went back to Padre Pio for a second confession and Padre Pio asked, 'Do you remember all your sins?' She said, 'Padre Pio, I've confessed everything.' Padre Pio said. 'No, you still don't remember all. You've got to go to the cross at the top of the mountain again.'

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.' "

6 posted on 01/19/2014 12:07:17 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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Nyer, Thank you for the Padre Pio story in your post #6


7 posted on 01/19/2014 12:17:29 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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**“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!


8 posted on 01/19/2014 1:24:32 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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I’ve never heard that story before. Might borrow it.


9 posted on 01/19/2014 1:28:37 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Zakeet

thanks for this post.


10 posted on 01/19/2014 1:28:57 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Wow. It’s hard even to imagine how different things might have been.


11 posted on 01/19/2014 1:43:35 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. Padre Pio often knew what people should confess.


12 posted on 01/19/2014 2:48:50 PM PST by zot
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