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.
Today is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent. As we begin these next forty days of prayer, penance and charity, let us keep in mind those who are suffering around the world. May our sacrifices be in honor and in memory of them.
We remember those who are served by CMMB’s medical volunteers, and those who receive health care and donated medical supplies. And we especially remember those still waiting for help to arrive.
CMMB has been serving God's suffering children for over 100 years. Recently, a National Catholic Reporter article said we "...effectively exported the provision of U.S. health care to the poorest of the poor living in the farthest reaches in the world." It's a statement that well defines our work – work that we've only accomplished with your charitable support.
May your faith be a source of strength during Lent. Please keep CMMB, and all those we serve, in your prayers.
Bruce Wilkinson President & CEO Catholic Medical Mission Board
PS- Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board Member, will be celebrating Mass today at 4:30 pm in our New York office. Please join us in prayer as Fr. Schineller prays for all of our supporters and their intentions.