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.
an end to violence: May our homes, our nation & countries around the world
become havens of peace.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
In light of recent violence and racial
tension, Archbishop Kurtz, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,
has invited all U.S. dioceses to
a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities on Friday, September 9, the Memorial
of St. Peter Claver.
Let us gather at the Cross of Jesus. Our Savior suffered at the hands of
humanity's worst impulses, but He did not lose hope in us or in His heavenly
father. Love overcomes evil. …The need to place ever greater value on the life
and dignity of all persons, regardless of their station in life, calls us to a
moment of national reflection.
Prayerfully reflect on the readings for
the upcoming Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Wednesday, September
14). How do we face our own personal crosses? Do we see them as means for
Christ’s love to be victorious in our lives?
Read the article in “One Step Further” (below) and determine some way you will intentionally build up a “culture of encounter”
Give up something one day a week during
September for the intention of peace in our communities (i.e. TV, social media, your favorite food).