The Church’s teachings on life are some of the most misunderstood and some of the most controversial. “No abortion? No right to use one’s body as one wishes!” society screams at us, as the Church staunchly says, “All persons have the right to life.”
“No contraception? The lunacy!” culture mocks, as the Church resolutely says, “We were made with dignity which is violated by contraception.”
While these are difficult teachings for some, they are also the ones that make us aware of the dignity and profundity which God has made us, calling us on to live in that dignity and to treat everyone with the same dignity that we’re all endowed with.
Through miscarriages and abortions, divorces and annulments, pasts full of harmful behaviors and regret, and the tiny voice of God whispering to the heart, these eleven converts tell how God surprised them with the—sometimes painful but always healing—gift of life.