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.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 4: 354 cities ... 25 countries
Dear Deacon John,
we launched 40 Days for Life nationally in 2007 ... the world came
knocking. This campaign, we welcome three new countries ... and they're on three different continents:
Malawi in Africa
Paraguay in South America
Switzerland in Europe
Faithful Christians are holding vigils in these countries, that are very far apart, for a simple reason: the abortion crisis is global.
Abortion is the leading cause of death in the world ... with an estimated 56 million happening every year.
While the crisis is global ... so is the solution: Prayer.
From now until March 25, this 40 Days for Life campaign is taking place in 25 countries around the world …
and if you're in a place where the weather is very cold right now,
enjoy some 40 Days for Life pictures from places where it's warmer!
The 40 Days for Life campaign is back in Perth for a seventh Lenten vigil.
the Perth coordinator, gave a shout out to Bob, one of their most
determined volunteers, who had been praying at the vigil "for five hours
in 42-degree heat." That's 42 degrees Celsius – 107 degrees Fahrenheit.
"I can't believe his stamina and am amazed at his faithfulness every single week," she said.
"Please come and pray," Jo asked. The abortion facility "never ceases to stop, unfortunately. So neither should we!"
Jos is again emphasizing community outreach in this, its sixth 40 Days for Life campaign.
the local coordinator, and her team held a presentation for students at
a school in the area ... and she said it was quite successful.
main kickoff event took place at the Catholic chaplaincy at the
University of Jos, where once again the team was encouraged by the
response from young adults.
"May the Lord strengthen each and everyone throughout this campaign," Maureen prayed, "so that more lives will be saved."
Christchurch, New Zealand
The volunteers in Christchurch have started their fourth 40 Days for Life campaign with great enthusiasm.
what a huge success it was," said one of the team members. "We had
honking with cheering and waving ... and we have definitely begun to
pique the curiosity of our Christchurch community!"
vigil in Christchurch is held outside a hospital where abortions take
place. "It is a truly humbling experience to be praying for our most
vulnerable and contributing to a culture of life in our society."
the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found
favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring
forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will
be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the
throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob
forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
— Luke 1:30-33
Heavenly Father, you have made the womb of each woman a very special
place. Help us to hold fast to the sanctity of this first home of
humanity, remembering the wonderful mystery, that God inhabited the womb
of a young woman and came forth as the savior and deliverer of the