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, May 18, 2014
From CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection 5/18/14
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
God's own people.”
1 Peter 2:9
May 18, 2014 5th Sunday of Easter
Dear Friend, In
the Easter season, we read from the Acts of the Apostles about the
growth and expansion of the early Christian community. One major step in
that development, as we read today, is the choosing and sending forth
of the first deacons. That
tradition is carried on today by the thousands of married deacons who
teach, serve, and preach in parishes and assist in prisons and hospitals
as chaplains. They bring new energy to the church. Deacons serve to remind us, too, that each and every Christian by baptism shares in the
priestly, prophetic, and king/servant role of Jesus Christ.
Prayer of Consecration for Deacons from the
Liturgy of Ordination
send forth upon them the Holy Spirit that they
may be strengthened by
the gift of Your sevenfold grace
to carry out faithfully the work of the
they excel in every virtue; in love that is sincere,
in concern for the
sick and the poor, in unassuming authority,
in self-discipline, and in
holiness of life.
May they in this life imitate Your Son who came, not to be served
but to serve, and one day reign with Him in heaven.