Pape François - Pope Francis - Papa Francesco - Papa Francisco - Pope Francis embraces Franciscan Father Simoni during a visit to Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Pope Francis wept when he heard the testimony of Father Simoni, 84, who for 28 years was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to forced labor for refusing to speak out against the Catholic Church as his captors wanted.
Catholics are pro-life because we are pro-unconditional love: no child is a mistake, and every child is truly wanted. That child may show up when least expected, but the fact is that we did hope for them to show up at all. It's just that God had different ideas than we did as to when.