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.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
9 Days for Life: Transformation
Church is about to enter into one of the holiest times of the year--the
Passion, death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we
prepare to make this journey with him, let us ask Jesus to transform us
from the inside out and invite him to work through us in building up a
culture of life and a civilization of love.
May the Holy Spirit continually inspire our words and actions to build up a culture of life each day.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
today's world, many people do not recognize the sanctity of every human
life. The culture of death tragically promotes the ideas that suffering
is meaningless and that certain lives are not worth living. May
Christ's love transform every part of our lives, and may our witness
lead others to the beautiful truth of the value of every person. We ask the Holy Spirit to inspire us with the right words and actions to promote a culture of life each and every day.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
part of your evening prayer, take time to go through each part of your
day. Meditate on the decisions you made, the good as well as the bad. In
what ways could you better live out the Gospels? Did you help others
want to know Christ through you and your actions?
week, pick one way you can focus on showing respect to others. For
example, hold the door for others who are a little way behind you, make
eye contact and smile at cashiers, let others go in front of you, etc.
Pray a Rosary for all of the unborn children who are in danger of being aborted. (Pro-life Rosary prayer intentions are available.)
One Step Further
his homily at the National Prayer Vigil for Life this year, Cardinal
Seán P. O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston and Chair of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, shared this advice:
change people's hearts we must love them and they must realize that we
care about them. They need the witness of our love and our joy. To
evangelize is to be a messenger of joy, of good news."