Not a Person, Not a Person… A Person! (satire)

THE MAGICAL BIRTH CANAL  – a pro-life satirical video

From Choice42

Do you know how you got your human rights? This might surprise you!

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A reminder from Catechism.cc

Life Begins at Conception
A theological argument based on the conceptions of Jesus and of Mary

278. Life Begins at Conception

The origin of each human life, in body and soul, at conception, is important to the moral definition of abortion.

A. The Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ

1. At the Incarnation, the Son of God assumed a human nature composed of a rational soul and a body.

Council of Ephesus: “We confess, then, our lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, perfect God, and perfect man of a rational soul and a body, begotten before all ages from the Father in his godhead, the same in the last days, for us and for our salvation, born of Mary the virgin, according to his humanity, one and the same consubstantial with the Father in godhead and consubstantial with us in humanity, for a union of two natures took place.”[2]

2. In His human nature, Jesus is consubstantial with us, and is like us in all respects except for sin. His human nature is like our human nature, and our human nature is like His human nature (except that he is sinless).

Council of Chalcedon: “So, following the saintly fathers, we all with one voice teach the confession of one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ: the same perfect in divinity and perfect in humanity, the same truly God and truly man, of a rational soul and a body; consubstantial with the Father as regards his divinity, and the same consubstantial with us as regards his humanity; like us in all respects except for sin….”[3]

3. The Incarnation occurred only once, when the Divine Nature of the Eternal Son of God was united to his human nature, body and soul, which was the same moment when his human nature, body and soul, was created.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, citing Saint Gregory the Great: “On the contrary, Gregory says (Moral. xviii): ‘As soon as the angel announced it, as soon as the Spirit came down, the Word was in the womb, within the womb the Word was made flesh.’ “[4]

Saint Thomas Aquinas, citing Saint John of Damascus: “On the contrary, Damascene says (De Fide Orth. iii): ‘At the very instant that there was flesh, it was the flesh of the Word of God, it was flesh animated with a rational and intellectual soul.’ “[5]

Saint Thomas Aquinas: “On the contrary, Augustine says (De Fide ad Petrum xviii): ‘Hold steadfastly, and doubt not for a moment that Christ’s flesh was not conceived in the Virgin’s womb, before being assumed by the Word.’ “[6] [The work cited is now believed to have been written by Saint Fulgentius.]

4. It is contrary to the teaching of the Catholic Faith to claim that the soul of Jesus Christ was created before or after His body, or before or after His virgin conception, or before or after His Incarnation, or that the Incarnation occurred at a different time for His body than for His soul, or that His body or soul ever existed before the Incarnation, or apart from the Incarnation. For even after the death of Jesus Christ, and before His Resurrection, His Divine Nature remained always united, at all times, to His body and to His soul.[7]

5. It is contrary to the dogma of the Incarnation to claim that the creation of the body of Jesus Christ, and the creation of the soul of Jesus Christ, and the union of body and soul, and the Incarnation of the Divine Nature with His human nature, did not occur all in one and the same instant, at the moment of the Incarnation, which was the same as the moment of the virgin conception of the whole human nature of Jesus Christ.

6. In His human nature, Jesus is “like us in all respects except for sin,” and is “consubstantial with us in humanity.” Therefore, like the human nature of Christ, each human being is conceived such that body and soul are created in the same instant, and with body and soul united. The body is not created before the soul, nor is the soul created before the body; body and soul are created, as one human being, in the same instant. And the union of body and soul occurs at the same instant that both body and soul are created.

7. Therefore, what is true for Jesus in His humanity is also true for us in our humanity: the life of each human being, with body and soul united, begins at conception.
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13 Responses to Not a Person, Not a Person… A Person! (satire)

  1. DonnaLiane says:

    Even a few mere days after He was conceived, when Mary visited Elizabeth, the child in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy and Jesus’ presence in Mary caused an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon Elizabeth and John. Jesus and all babies are present as individuals from the moment of conception in their mother’s womb and beyond. It is how we started also; it is a miracle and a wonder and a grace to be forever thankful for.

  2. Mary Salmond says:

    The Supreme Court in 1973 needed to see that video before they gave the death penalty of the 50M and counting. Maybe they would have changed their minds.

  3. carlos10101 says:

    Reblogged this on Carlos Carrasco and commented:
    Brilliant Satire!

  4. johnhenrycn says:

    Indeed, carlos10101, this is an excellent Catholic website. Fact is, however, there only remains one person here who keeps CP&S going. So many founders have left (you other founders, please don’t say you’re temporarily busy elsewhere) but this is okay, in my view. Nothing lasts forever on Earth. Moving on is not to be regretted. I hope to see MMVC, Gertrude, GC, etc… elsewhere.

  5. kathleen says:

    @JH

    Hmmm…. I’m assuming that “one person” you refer to is yours truly, right? But the truth is all my great team mates are still very much active, publishing and/or working behind the scenes (except for our dear GC who we cannot trace and indeed appears to have vanished 😢.) The fact that they have commented less of late (including me) is due to one of them being currently on the other side of the world visiting family, another is very busy and fighting ill health, and another is dealing with a persistent very nasty troll who is filling our combox with venom. I, as usual 😉, have family staying to attend to.

    Yet we are determined to keep old CP&S rolling. So don’t go away 😊.

  6. DonnaLiane says:

    Will not do so! Only just found you and appreciate the new honesty and clarity esp. RE: PF

  7. mmvc says:

    G’day, JH! I’m safely back from Down Under (DG!), and will return to blogging once the jet lag has worn off a bit…
    Yes, it is in large part thanks to Kathleen that CP&S is still going strong. Both our readers and team members owe her a great debt of gratitude for her tireless and insightful contributions.

  8. johnhenrycn says:

    All of you (including the MIAs – BB, The Raven, GC, Teresa and others from earlier years) go above and beyond to inform your readers of important Catholic issues and developments. CP&S is usually the first website I visit each day…after the Weather Network 😉

  9. kathleen says:

    Thank you Donna and JH – those are really good things to know! 😉

    mmvc – you are too kind (blush), especially when you have done at least as much work in searching for and publishing articles of interest as I have. Great to have you back again from your travels.

  10. Gertrude says:

    I thought perhaps I’d better show Jh I am still here!

  11. geoffkiernan says:

    mmvc at 1446… ‘safely back from Down Under’…. I assume you mean The Great Southern Land, Oz?… Funny… I didn’t see ya… ??!!?? (one smiling face, with dexter eyelid shut, here)

  12. mmvc says:

    Geoff @ 11:36
    New Zealand for two weeks and Melbourne for the last week.
    So sorry to have missed you! ;o)

  13. DonnaLiane says:

    And another Oz land person here as well. Must be quite a following from down under! I’m in New South Wales

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