Official Vatican Document: Declaration On Procured Abortion

A Christian’s outlook cannot be limited to the horizon of life in this world. He knows that during the present life another one is being prepared, one of such importance that it is in its light that judgments must be made.

From this viewpoint there is no absolute misfortune here below, not even the terrible sorrow of bringing up a handicapped child.

This is the contradiction proclaimed by the Lord: “Happy those who mourn: they shall be comforted” (Mt. 5:5). To measure happiness by the absence of sorrow and misery in this world is to turn one’s back on the Gospel.

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