Friday, August 20, 2010

Spirit & Life Newsletter: 8/20/10

Join HLI in Rome for the World Prayer Congress for Life!

In his encyclical Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II writes:

Filled with this certainty, and moved by profound concern for the destiny of every man and woman, I repeat what I said to those families who carry out their challenging mission amid so many difficulties: a great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world.

We constantly pray for our missionaries worldwide and for those who are under assault from the culture of death.

In Rome this October 5 - 10, 2010. HLI is hosting its
5th World Prayer Congress for Life, and we will be joined by several distinguished cardinals and bishops:
  • His Excellency Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family
  • His Excellency Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera,  Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
  • His Excellency Cardinal Angelo Comastri, President of the Fabric of Saint Peter and Archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica
  • His Excellency Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
  • His Excellency Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (The Holy See)
  • His Excellency Bishop Jean Laffitte, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family
These and other bishops and priests will join myself, our own Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro, and a stellar list of HLI's international pro-life warriors and collaborators from around the world. Click here to see the full program.

Events of this caliber are rare, indeed, but these troubled times call for an adequate response: one that focuses the faithful on the only power that can truly unite and rally the forces of life against the foe - faithful and constant prayer.

Will you join us? The sooner you register and make arrangements, the more reasonable the travel costs will be, so be sure to act soon.

Please also consider forwarding this invitation to priests and any pro-life champions whom you feel may benefit from the Congress.

Please also continue to pray for the strength and guidance of the leaders of our Church, for HLI's worldwide pro-life missionaries, and for all who are trying to build a culture of life.


Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
President, Human Life International

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