Wow! When I saw this post on “The Eponymous Flower”, I felt a shudder run down my spine. I recognised this Spanish Jesuit immediately, although almost three decades have gone by since I saw him. I am sure that this is the same Jesuit who had come to the parish of the town where I was working in southern Spain to give a talk on this very subject of Abortion. It was shocking and completely in opposition to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the humanity of the foetus from the moment of conception! At first he waffled around this point until one of the other priests in the audience got fed up and posed the question: “When can the foetus be considered ‘human’?” Fr. Masia said he was “not sure”, and then when pressed a bit more, said something like “about a few weeks into its development”!!! Everyone was stunned; a few people walked out of the talk (and I wish I’d had the guts to do that then) but although there were some mutterings, no one really tackled this heretical unorthodox statement. I wish I could turn the clock back to that day; I would no longer be sitting in shocked silence, whilst the acceptance of murdering babies at the very start of life was condoned in a Catholic parish hall, by a Catholic priest!
(Madrid), the Spanish Jesuit and Bioethicist Juan Masiá Clavel has again defended the killing of unborn children. For years, Father Masiá distinguishes between “abortion and abortion” (see separate report Jesuit Justifies Abortion – And What do the Bishops and Rome do ) “There are situations where it is irresponsible not to perform abortion,” the Jesuit wrote on New Year’s Day on his blog, which is connected with the Spanish daily El Pais. Critics accuse the Jesuits of being abortion apologists. All knew it, but no one has taken action….