Nonsensical argument. I agree that abortion isn't martyrdom, but your argument here(that we should let martyrdom continue because the martyrs are saved) just doesn't stand. Just because we are to embrace martyrdom rather than denounce the faith, does NOT mean we are to let our fellow Catholics be martyred. If Catholics were being into the Colosseum to be eaten by Lions if they did not renounce, they would be saved. So would we just let the practice continue and let our brothers and sister in Christ be massacred? Obviously not. Many wars were fought for the explicit purpose of saving people from martyrdom. To argue that if the unborn babies were martyred and saved, that we should not stop abortion, is the same as arguing that if Catholic pilgrims being murdered in the Holy Land were saved that the Crusaders shouldn't have fought to secure them safe passage. The Crusaders didn't decide that pilgrims being slaughtered lost its horror because those pilgrims went to Heaven, they didn't decide to just sit back and leave it happen. They still recognised it as a horrible crime demanding vengeance. So even if abortion was martyrdom(which I don't believe it is), we would still fight just as hard to stop it.
You missed the point, and you are reading far more into my words than what was actually said. I did not make the argument that we should "let martyrdom continue because the martyrs are saved"
Geremia is conflating abortion with martyrdom. We have pro-life rallies, giant marches down the streets of Washington DC, protests, etc., to resist
During the Roman persecutions, they didn't
have pro-Christian rallies, giant marches down the streets of Rome, protests, etc., to resist
the martyrdom of Catholics.
Yes, the early Catholics "resisted" in the sense of keeping their activities clandestine, but there was no active "resistance", such as exists now with the pro-life movement.
"And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28
No one is celebrating or excusing the sin
of murdering Catholics or murdering babies. But if aborted babies are martyrs, as Geremia argues, we ought to celebrate their martyrdom as the Church celebrates the death of the early martyrs. True martyrdom is a glorious, joyful thing. Even in the liturgy for martyrs there are no tears.
In Thy strength, O Lord, the just man shall joy: and in Thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly: Thou hast given him his heart's desire. -- (Ps. 20. 4). For Thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness: Thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones. V.: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. In Thy strength, O Lord, the just man shall joy: and in Thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly: Thou hast given him his heart's desire.
Geremia's emotional, theologically bankrupt view takes the sting out of abortion. If aborted babies get "baptism of blood" and go straight to heaven, then abortion does indeed lose its horror, for the infant has "set on his head a crown of precious stones".