October 18, 2009

Positivity: Ex-abortionist says Divine Mercy is answer to worldly cynicism

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 8:35 am

From Washington:

Oct 17, 2009 / 08:03 am

A former abortionist has said he believes that Our Lady of Guadalupe enlightened him about the destructive nature of his work, adding that Jesus’ mercy has affected and forgiven him. Devotion to The Divine Mercy, he said, is an answer to the pessimism, skepticism, relativism and cynicism of the world.

Dr. John Bruchalski, who founded the pro-life Tepeyac Family Center in Virginia in 1994, performed abortions before his return to the Catholic faith.

He is a speaker at the upcoming North American Congress on Mercy and discussed his conversion in an interview published at the Congress’ website.

The doctor recounted that in 1987 he was a “typical gynecologist” who believed that contraceptives would liberate women. On a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, he said, he “very distinctly” heard the words “Why are you hurting me?”

“It was an internal voice. It was a woman’s voice — very loving, very non-threatening. It was very clear, but I didn’t entirely understand it. I believe that voice was Our Lady of Guadalupe trying to make me see what I was doing. But it would be years before I fully understood the message.”

For his residency, Bruchalski worked at an in-vitro fertilization center that was also a contraceptive research and development center. His mother took him on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje in Yugoslavia, where he said the nature of his actions became very clear to him.

Even though he built contraceptive devices and performed abortions, he insisted that God “can save any one of us.”

“None of us are too far away. None of us are too lost,” he told the Mercy Congress organizers.

“Yes, Jesus’ mercy affected me. Christ doesn’t look back on my past. I have been forgiven. ‘Repent and believe.’ The Chaplet [of The Divine Mercy] is so important to me — I have to say it over and over again for me to believe it.” ….

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