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, February 7, 2017
BREAKING: Historic Vatican visit to 40 Days for Life
As we approach the start of the largest spring 40 Days for Life campaign EVER on March 1 ...
... I have an encouraging message for YOU that we received over the weekend!
The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life visited 40 Days for
Life headquarters in Bryan, Texas -- the former Planned Parenthood
abortion center that now serves as our offices -- and said that what
you're doing is a "work of miracles."
This was the first time Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia had ever visited a former abortion center.
He said the place was once a “house of pain and great trouble, and
especially great loneliness” … but it has been transformed into a “house
The Pontifical Academy for Life is the Vatican office that serves as a
voice for the sanctity of human life. As the pope's appointed
representative, Archbishop Paglia is the Catholic Church's authority on
life issues ... and his visit was a great honor.
Archbishop Paglia gave 40 Days for Life his official endorsement last
fall, after learning about the effort that he described as “life
blooming like a flower.”
He complimented 40 Days for Life for "working with all Christians to
share the love of Jesus Christ to change hearts and minds. Changing laws
is not enough; we must change hearts and minds."
The archbishop also challenged 40 Days for Life to continue to grow,
referencing what Jesus did by starting with just 12 apostles. "They had
no strategy, only sandals and faith in Christ. It was simple and it
changed the world -- and this is what you are doing for the Gospel of
Following his meeting with 40 Days for Life staff and board members, he
said, “When you let yourself be guided by the gospel, miracles do
happen, and the world is no longer the same. And it’s not just buildings
that change. It’s hearts.”
He also referenced Mother Teresa's example to all Christians in her willingness to take care of any "unwanted" child.
In addition to the 40 Days for Life offices, the building now hosts a
life-affirming medical center operated by Dr. Haywood Robinson, a 40
Days for Life board member ... and former abortion doctor.
Dr. Robinson explained the way Planned Parenthood disposed of aborted
babies' remains -- a story that deeply saddened the archbishop.
After touring the facility where over 6,000 abortions were done,
Archbishop Paglia spoke of Pope Francis and his concerns about a
throwaway culture, “where the world continues today to throw away life.
Here in this facility, that whole culture is reversed, turned on its
head. Here, no one’s thrown away, and no one’s abandoned.”
Archbishop Paglia was gracious and joyful in his message and wanted me
to thank you for showing the love and mercy of Christ where abortions
As we prepare our hearts to enter into 40 Days for Life on March 1,
please find your campaign location, be encouraged, and trust in God's
love to change hearts and minds through the most powerful weapon in the
world -- prayer.
If you haven't found your nearest 40 Days for Life vigil yet, here's the place to go: