Sunday, April 12, 2009

Why I'm not going to Church today

I'm Roman Catholic and today is Easter; therefore, I should be packing up to head to Church this morning. However, I just can't do it right now. I'm still struggling over the Church's stance on IVF. There was an article in the paper last week about IVF and the Church. The Church official said that IVF babies aren't made from love and that their parents are more likely to treat their children like a commodity.


Telling me that babies should be made from love just pisses me off. Do I not love my unconceived babies????

Also, Easter Sunday is prime baby baptizing day. I've always thought out my kids baptisims. I have saved my wedding dress for 10 years and hope to make a Christening gown out of it one day.

So, I'm staying home.


  1. I also was raised Catholic (I now refer to myself as a "Recovering Catholic") and am mortified by their stance on IVF and other ART. I find it so hypocritical that a religion that touts the importance of family and whose main political concern is absolving abortion would not support the rights of their parishioners that try so hard to have children. My father decided after our 2nd failed IVF to send me pamplets propagated by the church discussing the "Sin of IVF". I haven't spoken to him since. No matter how we create our children, I believe God is involved in the process.

  2. Oh, wow, that's awful. "IVF babies aren't made from love". Well, I beg to differ. I think if you're willing to lay down the money and go through the procedure for a chance at a baby, that's love. You don't do those things because you want to, you do them out of love for the family you hope to have.

  3. I just have to comment on this. I can't help myself. I think IVF babies are conceived with MORE love than half of the "ooops" pregnancies that happen in the church community. Shame on the church. I don't go anymore either. I still pray, but I don't feel God's presence in those walls where I'm being preached at by men who have no idea what it's like to struggle with marriage or infertility.

    My children will KNOW how much they were loved, even when they were just little cells. I've sacrificed more than any fertile mother I know of in my "quest" for motherhood.