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, January 25, 2016
[Photos] March For Life Buses Stuck on Penn Hiwy: Mass Celebrated in Snow!
From the Desk of Richard Thompson
These Young Pro-Life Christians Stranded for Hours on the Pennsylvania
Turnpike Did Something Amazing
Friday marked the 43rd
anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade.
threats of a massive blizzard, thousands of young people participated in
March for Life in Washington D.C.
the way back home they could not escape the massive blizzard that
traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike to a standstill for over
24 hours. Students
from Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and other Midwestern
states were all
stranded on their separate buses with a highway full of
people in a major
knew they were stuck in the storm and help was hours away. Undaunted,
these young Christians gave witness for their Faith. They “Seized the
and made something beautiful and inspiring happen—A Mass on the
According to news and social media reports:
students used the opportunity to minister to others, they welcomed
onto their buses – travelers who were stranded or who had run
out of gas and
needed warmth or food. The students offered people water
and a place to sleep.
They helped clean off strangers’ cars.
And then: they prayed.
morning, as the snow continued to fall, and the snowplows were still
hours away, they did something extraordinary. A group of kids poured out
buses and began gathering the snow and ice outside.
made an altar. Out of snow. Then they took tree branches and made a
They set up a sound system to play music, and then priests pulled
on their vestments. Chaperons opened umbrellas to shelter them, and
stood on a hill along the side of the turnpike, the wind howling
and the snow still
falling, and there they all celebrated Mass together –
hundreds of them, in parkas
and scarves and snow boots, joined
Anyone who saw that gathering of young people saw something beautiful. Anyone who worries about the future need only to see these young people