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.
Our nation is about
to witness a historic visit from our Holy Father, Pope Francis. His
spirit is one of charity and love for all people. Let us pray that, like
Christ, we can love and serve others with gratitude and humility. May
the Holy Father's visit help us to see Christ in each person and strengthen the world's love and respect for every person.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
Today, take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator.
September 22nd, the day of Pope Francis' arrival in the United States,
offer a rosary for him and for all those who will be in his presence.
Join a virtual pilgrimage with prayers for each stop of Pope Francis' journey while in the U.S.
One Step Further
"Our son Charlie* was born with Down syndrome
in 2007. My training as a developmental psychologist had focused on the
deficits faced by people with disabilities and how to deal with those
challenges. But I soon found that it was of limited use for
understanding my own son. He certainly has challenges that come with his
diagnosis, but they make up only a small part of life with our
wonderful little boy..."
Take a moment to readthis storyabout Charlie*, a perfect gift.
*Name changed for privacy.
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