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.
In every part of the world, may the joy from the Risen Lord be with each of you this Easter Octave!
travels to New Zealand this week and next to spread the Gospel of Life
remind me of how important our Christian duty is. That is, our joyous
acceptance of the salvific message of Easter is meant to be shared as
Christ's desire is "that all might have life and have it more
abundantly." (John 10:10)
It's a transforming message of hope, of mercy, of truth. As you'll find in this week's Spirit & life,
our stories resoundingly aim to inspire and encourage the proliferation
of the Easter message, so important all 365 days a year!
be assured of my prayers for you as you share the joyous message of
Christ's desire. Your faith and support for our pro-life missionaries
truly transform cultures around the world!
Pastoral Approach Incorporates Mercy and Truth to Reconcile the Sinner
to Christ by Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro and Father Peter West
all the wondrous things that can be said about God, many would agree
that His greatest attribute is His inexhaustible mercy. As His Church,
the faithful must be instruments of mercy and unceasingly proclaim God's
rich mercy, and a good place to begin is with the great gift that the
Lord has given us on Divine Mercy Sunday, a feast typically observed the
second Sunday in the Octave of Easter.- continue -
Panama - Pro-life leader Julia Regina de Cardenal Sol called on leaders
of Latin American nations to unmask ideologies that underlie and
motivate anti-life and anti-family efforts being made at the level of
multinational organizations like the Organization of American States
(OAS). Mrs. Cardenal, who leads El Salvador affiliate of Human Life
International, exhorted participants to pressure officials to protect
and strengthen traditional marriage and families at this week's
International Conference on Latin American Family Economic Stability and
With faith and reason, it is
possible to preserve traditional marriage in America. But, it will take
all pro-life faithful putting faith and reason into action if we
are going to reverse the accelerating assault on marriage and religious
freedom. This is why we ask you to join us and thousands of other
defenders of truth, taking action about marriage in Washington, D.C. on April 25th for the third annual March for Marriage. - continue -
plans for us seldom coincide perfectly with ours. The Christian would
do well to recall the words of The Lord's Prayer: "Thy Will be done."
Yet His providence leads us perfectly if we make a leap of faith to
follow God's will. Such is the case for my first day on the journey to
Santiago de Compostela which began April 6, 2015.Paris was
the perfect start to my pilgrimage, especially since I will be based
here to carry out HLI mission programs that provide authentic teaching
on life and family, especially for seminarians. - continue -
Send a reminder: Catholic=Pro-Life!
This beautiful prayer card portrays St. John Paul II and a
special Pro-Life Prayer for a Seminarian. What better way to share a
love of vocations than HLI's newest prayer card. Available in Spanish.
tribute to worldwide pro-life pioneer Fr. Paul Marx, O.S.B., HLI is
offering this timely and distinguished book bundle of his greatest
written works. In this special offer, read the best of HLI founder and global pro-life crusader.
Dr. Brian Clowes who has researched for years the violence
that the pro-choice movement has committed against born and unborn human
beings, presents information that will startle you about the violence
that is committed against many innocent people.