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My sis-in-law she think is ok to be surrogate mother. I found out from the priest is a sin. I didnt tell her so she doesnt know and I dont plan to tell her I understand the sin I have to bear for not telling her but wouldnt it be better
I can alway go to confession
-- james (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 24, 2004
I odnt htink it owrks that way... Ithin you have to feel genuine repentance and thus act on the right path now...
-- ZAROVE (ZAROFF3@JUNO.COM), October 24, 2004.
Well, perhaps God is convicting her not to do this, but she ignores that or doubts the immorality of it. This is why there is a need for the Church -- to set standards and speak the Truth to people, so they know what God expects. Mortal sin is not something to mess with. Is she Catholic? If so, consider showing her this from the Catholic Catechism:
CCC 2376 Techniques that entail the dissociation of husband and wife, by the intrusion of a person other than the couple (donation of sperm or ovum, surrogate uterus), are gravely immoral. These techniques (heterologous artificial insemination and fertilization) infringe the child's right to be born of a father and mother known to him and bound to each other by marriage. They betray the spouses' "right to become a father and a mother only through each other."
-- Emily ("email@example.com), October 24, 2004.
"I can alway go to confession"
Well yes. However, it is not the priest that forgives your sins. It is God and God can see if you are truly repentent or not. Its like when you were really young and you did something wrong and your mother told you to say "I'm sorry." When you did it was just words, no real meaning behind it. Don't fall into that trap. That is the devil working himself into you and causing you to make even worse sins.
-- Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 25, 2004.
I can alway go to confession
intentionally sinning with the intent to simply "confess it away" is not acceptable practice. nor will it earn you forgiveness as it is a form of sacrilage (ie~ even more sin). You CANNOT knowingly sin with the intent that you have. you are morally obligated to tell the truth to your sister in law.
-- paul h (dontSendMeMail@notAnAddress.com), October 25, 2004.
My sis-in-law she think is ok to be surrogate mother.
I found out from the priest is a sin.
And what's the difference between , to tell the truth & go to confession ??
Salut & Cheers from a NON BELIEVER:
-- Laurent LUG (.@...), October 25, 2004.
I have a question on this matter. why is it a sin for me to enlist the help of a surrogate mother (I'm not, this is hypothetical) but not a sin to adopt a child that is neither mine nor my husbands. And why would it be a sin if my husband and I had tried for years to have a baby and couldn't and we used our egg and sperm to have invetro fertilization performed? Or why would it be a sin to use his sperm for artificial fertilization if we couldn't make it happen the "old fashiioned way"? I am just unclear as to why this is considered a sin if it is the product of a man and woman who are married. I understand why it is sinful for a single woman who wants ababy to do any of these things just to get a child but in the same token is it a sin also if a single man or a single woman adopt a child who is in need of a family? Just curious.
-- Just Curious (Who_meemail@example.com), October 25, 2004.
Dear Just Curious,
I heard that artificial insemination requires about 10 (?) embryoes to be created, some of which die in the process. One or several are implanted in the mother, and the rest are kept frozen. Both the "creation" of life in these circumstances in which they are likely to die, and the freezing of embryoes, are immoral because they degrade the value of human life. Now I am no expert on this, but this is just my understanding. Hope that helps.
-- Emily ("firstname.lastname@example.org), October 25, 2004.