I recently had dinner with a friend who was telling me about his journey of conversion towards the Catholic faith.  He was still on the fence about abortion, he said, in the late 1990’s when he was going through his conversion in the RCIA classes offered by the church. 

As he left his class one evening, he walked with a woman who was his classmate.  She was a single mother. Her son had...

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