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.
Monday, June 17, 2013
[Video] POPE FRANCIS ENTRUSTS MOST FRAGILE, DEFENSELESS, AND THREATENED HUMAN LIFE TO MARY'S PROTECTION
It was a Mass to celebrate life. As usual, the Pope greeted the
faithful who lined the streets near St. Peter's Square. In the
background, one could hear the roaring noise of Harley Davidson
motorcycles, since thousands of bike owners also attended the Mass. The celebration, titled 'Evangelium Vitae Day, translates to the Gospel of Life.
http://youtu.be/2DJEvQAhyxoVatican City, 16 June 2013 (VIS) - “At the end of the
Eucharist dedicated to the Gospel of Life,” the Pope said, before
praying the Angelus, “I am pleased to recall that yesterday, in Carpi,
Italy, Edward Focherini, husband, father of seven, and journalist, was
proclaimed Blessed. Captured and imprisoned out of hatred for the
Catholic faith, he died in the concentration camp of Hersbruck, Germany,
in 1944 at the age of 37. He saved many Jews from Nazi persecution.
Along with the Church in Carpi, we give thanks to God for this witness
of the Gospel of Life!” Francis then thanked all those who had come to Rome from
various places in Italy and throughout the world, especially, “families
and those who work directly for the promotion and protection of life”.
He also greeted the 150 members of the “Gravida” Association from
Argentina, who were gathered in the city of Pilar, encouraging them to
continue with their work. “I greet,” he added, “the many participants in the
Harley-Davidson motorcycle rally and the members of the Motorcycle Club
of the Italian State Police.” “Now, let us turn to the Virgin, entrusting all human
life, especially the most fragile, defenceless, and threatened, to her
maternal protection,” the pontiff concluded.