It seems, on surface level, we are at a time of darkness and death. Actually, however, we are celebrating life.
Each October, we are asked to reflect on the precious gift of life and how we can work more fervently to defend and protect it, especially for the most vulnerable.
The case of Roe v. Wade and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, are two glaring instances where our courts have gone amuck.
Catholics are being urged to participate in a nine-week effort of prayer, fasting and education that this change in the Court “will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.”
On the threshold of the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” July 26, we have an opportunity to read and learn from this prophetic document.
May we strive to illuminate our conscience, learning to understand the things we struggle to comprehend, to ask the Holy Spirit to guide us in ways we can more closely conform our will to that of God, and for the wisdom to pursue a life following God’s plan.
As she did 100 years ago when she appeared to the shepherd children at Fatima, Mary asks for our prayers.
May we learn a lesson from your courageous life, so that the other “Charlies” who come after you are treated with dignity and honor.