Thomas, I find so many of these new stories and commentaries about abortion and confession in recent days heartbreaking. It’s not just that Slate graphic rant. Any fair-minded person could read so many of the news stories circulating and think forgiveness only comes for some during a few days in Spain!
I wrote a little about it here.
There are a lot of people reading those news stories who are suffering great pain and guilt. A misunderstanding like this could be devastating. Please spread the word about hope and healing even after such grave a sin as abortion.
The message from Madrid is not Too bad for you for not making it to Madrid, sinner! The message of the witness of the gathering is: Repent and accept His mercy!
In Reconciliation, there is great liberation. And it is not just in Madrid today, with time counting down … !
Masstimes.org, by the way, also includes Confession times.