On sacrifice for sin

This post and the next are rather tardy, but I'm finally doing them, because it would be ill-advised to post them after something on Tenebrae.

I have a small nugget from Fr Hellstrom's homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent at St Francis of Assisi at Buckley AFB, because this topic is so rarely treated in homilies.

He discussed how we deal with guilt: we are very good at shifting blame. We transfer the guilt to someone else, so that we needn't deal with it. His OT example was Yom Kippur and the scapegoat.

His present-day example: who bears the guilt for our sexual sins? Children in the womb. Our society "sacrifices" them for our sexual sins.

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