Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
During this most holy week in which we reflect on the passion of our Lord and the suffering that He endured for our redemption, we must not only reflect upon our lives, but upon the state of our communities and our country as well. We must prepare ourselves for His coming, but we must also take part in preparing the world, for no person can stand alone. Just as Christ was a beacon, calling other to Him, so must we all be. This is true especially for those politicians who put themselves and their Catholic faith in the spotlight, yet who are not living according to Christ's truth. Today's commentary encourages us to examine recent events in Congress and to lift up our voices in prayer for its members.