Fr. Theodore Petrides: When is a Baby a Baby?

January 19, 2010

“For it is better to suffer for doing right, if that should be God’s will, than for doing wrong.” [1 Pet. 3:17]

In an insightful talk recorded for Ancient Faith Radio on Jan. 21, 2009, the day after President Barack Obama’s inauguration and the day before the 36th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, Fr. Thomas Hopko told the story of a boy who was always asking challenging questions in school.

One day when there was a speaker in his class talking about how babies are born the boy raised his hand and asked, “When is a baby a baby?”

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