My neighbor, a devoted Catholic, steeped in the traditional veneration of the saints, threw me a curve ball the other day. Now I have heard the promised blessings of saying the rosary faithfully for a given length of time or doing various ritual Hail Mary’s, Our Father’s, and Glory Be’s. This one was new to me.
Apparently there’s a prayer that he’s been taught to pray against abortion. I can’t argue with that one. It’s a noble prayer, that God would hinder and ultimately end this barbaric, murderous practice. But this one came with a promised blessing, too. He told me that if he does it daily for a year, all the children who are aborted in that time period would become his children in heaven.
I’m gently having the conversation with him still. But has anyone heard of this one? (Does anyone read this?) Like an email chain letter these have no Scriptural basis. But I’m hard pressed to find anything like this in the Roman Catholic Catechism, either. Where does this stuff originate? I’d like to meet the guys who perpetuate this stuff.