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.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Praying for Life Year-Round: October 2015
Praying for Life Year-Round
Respect Life Month: "Every Life is Worth Living"
Life Month, observed each October, begins the new, year-long cycle of
the Respect Life Program, which continues through the following
September. It is a time dedicated by the U.S. bishops for the Church
nationwide to bring attention to, celebrate, and work and pray for the
protection of the gift of human life. The theme of the 2015-16 Respect Life Program is "Every life is worth living." Visit www.usccb.org/respectlife to view or download the new materials!
May the Holy Spirit help us know and bear witness to the truth that every life is worth living.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
suffering--or watching another suffer--is one of the hardest human
experiences. Fear of the unknown can lead us into the temptation of
taking control in ways that offend our dignity and disregard the
reverence due to each person.
we are not alone. Christ experienced suffering more deeply than we can
comprehend, and our own suffering can be meaningful when we unite it
with his. Especially in the midst of trials, we are invited to hold fast
to the hope of the Resurrection. God is with us every step of the way,
giving us the grace we need."
If you know a friend who is struggling to find meaning in life, invite him or her to read one of the new Respect Life articles
that shed light on the truth that every life is worth living, even when
suffering, disability, and difficult situations make that hard to see.
the time to visit or to do something kind for a friend or family member
who might be feeling alone in a time of need. Let your support be an
encouragement for them.