"It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop." - words of Pope John Paul II, in his encyclical - The Gospel of Life
Tomorrow, October 5, is Respect Life Sunday.
Since 1972, a year before the U.S. Supreme Court made the shocking Roe V. Wade ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S., the first Sunday of October has been designated by the Church as Respect Life Sunday, also called Sanctity of Life Sunday. For more than 35 years now, the Catholic Church and others have dedicated the month of October, starting with the first Sunday, to extra time and resources in advancing the culture of life. This can be done through prayer, activism, and education against the falsehoods promoted by the pro-abortion advocates.
In the 30+ years since that immoral (and many believe, unconstitutional) decision, the right of life to the unborn has faced particularly vicious attacks. The push for abortion "rights" has gone further and further, and we now live in a time when fighting back against the abortion agenda and the "culture of death" is especially crucial. It has always been vital, but especially in an election year it is important to remember and publicize the truth of the evils of abortion.
To read the rest of our article on Respect Life Sunday, please click here.
Prayer to God the Father of All Life
Eternal God, You have revealed Yourself as the Father of all Life. We praise You for the Fatherly care which You extend to all creation, and especially to us, made in Your image and likeness.
Father, extend Your hand of protection to those threatened by abortion, and save them from its destructive power. Give Your strength to all fathers, that they may never give in to the fears that may tempt them to facilitate abortions.
Bless our families and bless our land, that we may have the joy of welcoming and nurturing the life of which You are the source and the Eternal Father. Amen.