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.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Pope Saint John Paul II feast day
We remember our
beloved Pope Saint John Paul II
on his feast day, and pray
for his intercession.
Official Vatican Prayer to Saint John Paul II
Saint John Paul, from the window of heaven, grant us your blessing!
Bless the church that you loved and served and guided, courageously
leading it along the paths of the world in order to bring Jesus to everyone and everyone to Jesus.
Bless the young, who were your great passion.
Help them dream again,
help them look up high again to find the light
that illuminates the paths of life here on earth.
you bless families, bless each family! You warned of Satan's assault
against this precious and indispensable divine spark that God lit on
earth. Saint John Paul, with your prayer, may you protect the family
and every life that blossoms from the family.
for the whole world, which is still marked by tensions, wars and
injustice. You tackled war by invoking dialogue and planting the seeds
pray for us so that we may be tireless sowers of peace.