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.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Spirit & Life - Zeal for Your House Will Consume Me
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As we return home from our
pro-life training mission to Macau, I am reflecting on this Sunday's
Lenten Gospel message from John, Chapter 2:
His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, "Zeal for your house will consume me."
Our Lord's zeal manifests
here in a particularly vivid way as he kicks the money changers out of
the temple, yet it can be seen throughout the Gospels with the Samaritan
woman at the well, on the hillside of Northern Israel to deliver the
Sermon on the Mount, indeed emanating from every passage of the Good
News. We will again remember together the clearest expression of His
zeal in four weeks, in the ultimate sacrifice of love, His Passion, from
the Cross of Salvation where He breathed His last.
No matter where the HLI
family is working to share the Gospel of Life - in Macau, Namibia,
Honduras or Virginia - His zeal becomes ours when we are truly trying to
build a Culture of Life. Like so many of you, our global missionaries
cannot be silent about Church teaching on contraception, abortion,
euthanasia, and same-sex unions, and the like. Where an opportunity
exists to preach the pro-life message, we share that zeal with bishops,
nuncios, priests, seminarians, consecrated religious and laity.
This week's Spirit &
Life presents stories where our zeal for God shines through. Thank you
for your continued prayers and support, which have contributed to the
success of HLI around the world.
God bless you!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Shenan J. Boquet
President, Human Life International
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(Vatican Radio) In his
teaching on reaching out to the poor and the marginalized, Pope Francis
has stressed that human dignity must not be sacrificed for profits. But
some advocates of population control argue that abortion benefits the
economy and the common good. At a conference in Rome on Thursday, Joseph
Meaney, the Director of International Coordination at HLI, argued that
abortion not only attacks the weakest of the weak, it actually harms the
pouring in for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C, who led Notre Dame
University as its president for 35 years before retiring in 1986. There
is much to admire in his legacy, yet much of Father Hesburgh's
career, namely his consistently progressive stand on ecclesial and
political matters, remains controversial.For Father Hesburgh, academic excellence and fidelity to the Catholic faith were independent, if not mutually exclusive. -continue-
Last October, as they
had many times before, an assembly of people gathered in front of the
Warr Acres' abortion clinic located in the suburbs of Oklahoma City.
This time, however, they hosted the Black Madonna, a replica of Our Lady
of Czestochowa, which is being brought around the world by Human Life
International during the "From Ocean to Ocean in Defense of Life"
campaign. The original icon has been associated with many miracles over
the centuries, and the pilgrimage with the Black Madonna has also been
spiritually fruitful for many who have participated in the campaign. - continue -
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