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.
May those elected to public office at local, state, and national levels support and defend the dignity of all human life.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
November, observed as the Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory, begins with the Solemnity of All Saints November 1 and the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) November 2. These feasts remind us of the beauty and dignity of all human life.
All people share a common dignity, having been created in God’s image and likeness and called to eternal life with him. We are also made to depend on one another, and it is an act of mercy to pray for each other. This
month especially, we ask the saints in heaven to join us in prayer for
those who have not yet reached their heavenly resting place.
We also ask them to join us in prayer for the candidates at all levels of government who will be elected. May those who answer the call of public service cherish, protect, and defend all human life.
Fast on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8). Offer your sacrifice for the intention that those elected to office will defend all human life.
Pray the Litany of the Saints, asking their intercession especially for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
One Step Further
Read “Caring for Loved Ones at Life's End.”* When loved ones near the end of life, we may not know how to support them. This
article offers ten suggestions anchored in unconditional respect for
human life that helps readers know how to provide authentically