Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pope and the holy year of forgiving the sin of abortion

The pope has declared a holy year, giving all priests permission that for one magical year, they can give women absolution for the sin of abortion.

What should be great news still makes me cringe. What's this fairy godmother deal with one magical year? And why still blame women? 

Where is the holy year of forgiveness for each and every man who has for whatever reason impregnated a woman and not stood by her and protected her during the painful decision of abortion, who has not protested the guilting of said women and comforted them against hate and scorn?

I like this pope better than all his predecessors and he might have to tread lightly for change but for this Swedish agnostic woman, it's still all weird.