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.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 4/28/2013
“I will put My spirit in you, that you may live.”
April 28, 2013
Fifth Sunday of Easter
The Holy Spirit is at work. New life and energy has come into the
Catholic Church with the election of Pope Francis. His down-to-earth
attitude, simple life style, and reaching out to the weak has made a
deep impression on Christians and non-Christians.
Pope Francis has called all Christians, led by and filled by the Holy
Spirit, to reach out and make a difference in their milieu. Pope
Francis is a Jesuit, and I would like to think that he is taking to
heart the words of the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius Loyola, that
“love ought to show itself in deeds.” One organization that tries to
live this is the Catholic Medical Mission Board, as it reaches out in
love to assist those in need, those underserved.
Lord God, the hour of Your favor draws near, the day of Your mercy and
our salvation, when death was destroyed and eternal life began. Blot out
our wrongdoings and give us a new and steadfast spirit. Restore us to
Your friendship and number us among the living so we can share the joy
of Your Son’s risen life.
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors