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.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
9 Days for Life: Day Five: For the End to Domestic Violence
Do you love your cup of tea
or coffee in the morning? Fast from caffeine today, or try your coffee black.
Learn how to pray the
Angelus prayer and consider saying it every day— on awakening, at noon, or at 6
p.m. (or all three times).
Give up your favorite form
(or all forms) of social media for the day. Spend some of the extra time
meditating upon a Scripture verse or passage.
One Step Further
Three in four Americans are
reported to know a victim of domestic violence. Learn to recognize some of the
signs in “Life Matters: Domestic Violence,” which
discusses the painful assault on human dignity that is domestic violence.
Additional resources on
domestic violence are available at For
Your Marriage,* as well as the USCCB webpage on domestic
violence. If you believe someone you know
may be in a troubled situation, you should call a domestic violence hotline
number for assistance, or encourage the person to call the hotline or emergency
*An initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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aim to inform the Catholic community on ways to promote family peace
and to prevent and respond to domestic abuse and to provide resources
and promote prayer for all families. Our initiative provides education,
resources, and research that help pastoral leaders, clergy, and
parishioners recognize domestic abuse and respond with compassion. To
learn more, please visit www.catholicsforfamilypeace.org."