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, August 19, 2015
Praying for Life Year-Round: August 2015
Praying for Life Year-Round
May our world leaders work humbly and resolutely for peace and the protection of all human life.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
If you turn on a TV, open an internet browser, or read the
newspaper, you are bound to see a flurry of war, crime, and other acts
of violence towards people--especially the most vulnerable
in society. It is vital that we turn to God and ask for his love and
mercy to fill the hearts of all those involved. May our Lord inspire all
world leaders to work diligently to protect all human life.
Don't push the snooze button tomorrow. Get right out of bed and offer your day in prayer to God.
a "quiet hour" today or sometime this week, turning off all electronic
devices (cell phone, iPod, computer, television, radio, video game
system), and retreat to your room. Spend some time in prayer or
One Step Further
If the Planned Parenthood news
coverage has caused anyone to experience revived trauma from their own
involvement in abortion, be assured that any and all persons will be
welcomed with compassion and assistance through the Church's
post-abortion healing ministry, Project Rachel. If you or someone you
know would like confidential, nonjudgmental help, please visitwww.projectrachel.com.
- July 29, 2015, Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap, Chairman, USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities (full statement)
A mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe decorates a side altar in the Church
of Santa Maria della Famiglia at the Vatican. Dec. 15. (CNS photo/Paul