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.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
9 Days for Life: Day Four: For Those Near the End of Life
May those near the end of their lives receive
medical care that respects their dignity and protects their lives.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory
When Maggie’s active father
suffered an accident that eventually led to his passing, her conversations with
him turned to life’s more serious topics, and his final days became a time that
was cherished by the whole family. During this time, Maggie’s dad taught her
that “dignity can’t be diminished by pain or loss of personal control,” that “Jesus
was walking along with him,” and that “our suffering is not meaningless when we
unite it with Christ's own suffering.”
As a 50-year-old wife and
mother of three, Maggie needed this message in a dramatically new way when she
was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Instead of giving up hope, she embraced
the legacy her father had left her, cherishing the life she still had left: “[M]y
life is, always has been, and always will be, worth living.” Read more about
her experience in “Maggie’s Story: Living like Dad.”
Acts of Reparation(choose one)
Take time to write a handwritten
note to someone who is lonely or needing encouragement.
doctor-assisted suicide try to draw a sharp distinction between those with a
mental illness who want to end their lives and those with a terminal illness
who express the same wish. “Every Suicide is Tragic” explores
the consequences of this false distinction. (supplemental information
and short videos)
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