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.
For all who are abused: May they experience God’s love and receive the support and resources they need to find help.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
In his recent Respect Life Month statement,
Cardinal Dolan reflected, "God loves us, treats us with respect, and
asks us to do the same with others. ...No one should ever be treated
callously or carelessly—everyone should be cherished and protected!"
Celebrated as Respect Life Month, October also shares the observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As noted by the bishops, "violence against another person in any form fails to treat that person as someone worthy of love."
Let's pray this month for all who are not treated according to their God-given dignity, especially those suffering abuse.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
In "Saying 'No' to Violence in the Home"
Bishop Malone refers to Pope Francis's commentary on "throwaway
culture," wherein people are treated as disposable. Other than domestic
violence, where do you see examples of a "throwaway culture," and how
you can counteract it?