Weigel has wrong job


I am perplexed. After reading “Lord, please don’t let us hear this prayer — again” by George Weigel in The Catholic Messenger (Page 8, Jan. 28), I guess I am not theologically correct in praying for those who have problems with a child in the womb and are struggling with whether or not to give the child life.

I guess this is just a political problem. Gee, have I been wrong all these years!

So let me extrapolate a few of his suggested prayers as I understand he suggested:

• For the Holy church of God … may we not pray over the child in the womb.


• For the pope and bishops, etc., as they have life and forget a future pope in the womb.

• For vocations, those living will answer the call and do not worry of the future church.

• For civil authorities and the truth of the law — even if the law allows killing the innocent.

• For the sick and the dead who have lived, but not the child in the womb. Ugh!

I think Mr. Weigel is not distinguished and is definitely in the wrong job. Am I in the wrong church?

William Grothus


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