While it's great news that substantial political pro-life victories were won in the mid-term elections, we must now ask ourselves, "What do these victories mean for the protection of human life and family?"
Pope Saint John Paul II inspires and instructs us in this opportune and pivotal moment to rally in defense of life:
I propose the following actions:
- Hold political leaders accountable for decisions that will protect and defend Life and Family. Our part doesn't end with the success of elections. It's true that recent regimes exercising egregious political power have encouraged and supported devastating anti-life policies. A truly authentic response is to encourage our leaders to defend life from conception to natural death. We must take an active role in corresponding with leaders in all branches of government, remind them continually of every individual's inalienable right to life. We must unite in our demands for just decision-making based on these permanent, non-negotiable principles.
"defend life" in professional and personal spheres of influence. Such a
conversation might be downright disagreeable to many, but the
conversation is necessary to turn the tide of hearts and minds. We all
know people who seem completely numb to the violence, the moral decay
that thwarts a Culture of Life:
Abortion -- approximately 3,000 babies aborted every day in America,
Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide -- the sad, selfish act that takes away the gift of life, even in the midst of suffering and uncertainty, and
Murder -- cities and suburbs riddled with senseless and reckless killing.
Pro-Life Passion Leads Former HLI Staff Member to Postulancy
From Ocean to Ocean
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix, with Deacon James Danovich and Father Peter West, celebrated Mass at Maggie's Place to honor the Black Madonna's pilgrimage to North America in defense of life and family.