Bishop Almost Aborted

by Steve Ray on May 11, 2010

Florida bishop: Social worker pressured my mother to abort me
In a diocesan magazine column, Bishop Victor Galeone of St. Augustine recounts that a social worker threatened to take away the family’s benefit cards during the Great Depression if his mother– an Italian immigrant with a third-grade education– did not abort her fourth child. The future bishop’s father responded, “Let them have their cards back! The Lord will provide.”

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