Monday, December 17, 2007

6,852 priests and 11,010 nuns (vocations “shortage”?)

So gives Fr. Thomas Euteneuer as the number of potential priests and religious killed by abortion. He cites the statistics in an article on Tim Tebow and his rise to the Heisman Trophy, but also that because of a set of circumstances before he was born, his mother's doctors advised her to have an abortion. The only question that remains: 'What could've been???'

The sports world recently greeted the news that this year’s Heisman Trophy Winner, Tim Tebow from the University of Florida, was almost a casualty of abortion. Twenty-some years ago he was not the strapping 6’3”, 235 lb. beloved sports hero that he is today. At that time he was a one-inch-long unborn child whose existence, because of an amoebic infection, was defined as threat to his mother’s health. Pam Tebow, his mother, was told by a doctor that it would be in her best interests to abort this baby, and she refused. Her husband backed her up on that generous decision, and seven months later they gave birth to a perfectly healthy boy. Little did they know that twenty years later they would be standing on a national stage with a Heisman Trophy winner giving that magnificent witness to life. The world thanks you, Mr. and Mrs. Tebow! There cannot be a more touching Advent story than this.

3 comments:

M. Swaim said...

We're covering this tomorrow morning (tuesday) at about 7:20 with Paula Westwood. Quality stuff.

Adoro te Devote said...

I've been saying for a long time that there are many things going wrong becaue the people who were supposed to be there were aborted...

See, it's true! I'm not smart enough to figure out the stats, though.

Father, I just tagged you for a top 10 meme....it's very easy. Just post your top 10 posts. Given that you've got a lot of great stuff in your archives, this is a wonderful excuse to bring some of them to the forefront again! :-)

Wayne said...

Last night I watched "It's a Wonderful Life" and after reading this article, I can't help but think about George Bailey. It's amazing how one human life can touch so many others!