A Catholic Convert in Ottawa

Where There’s Life…

Posted on: October 27, 2014

Recently, I had the chance to pray across the street from the Ottawa abortion clinic with people from my parish and another parish, as part of 40 Days for Life.

We said the rosary, read aloud from the Gospels, and prayed as we walked along the sidewalk.

I prayed for the fathers who would never know their children and the grandparents who wouldn’t get to hold their grandchildren. For the mothers who might come to regret aborting their children and would need healing. For the people working in abortion clinics, that they might have a change of heart, like Abby Johnson did.

On a busy workday, I hope our quiet witness touched someone who passed by.

But we can do more to witness to our belief in the sanctity of life.

We can educate ourselves on life issues through websites such as those of Action Life, Campaign Life Coalition, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and LifeSite News. We can follow the progress of legislation and court cases touching on abortion, adoption, reproductive technologies, stem cell research, and euthanasia and contact our member of Parliament or member of provincial parliament to express our views. We can support crisis pregnancy centres and palliative care programs. We can encourage parents who choose to adopt children.

And we can pray that more people would recognize that “Every human life, from the moment of conception until death, is sacred because the human person has been willed for its own sake in the image and likeness of the living and holy God” (s. 2319 of the Catechism).

May we choose life and teach our children and youth to do the same.

Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end.’

~ s. 2258 of the Catechism

 

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2 Responses to "Where There’s Life…"

Reblogged this on 4ThoseILove and commented:
Well said. Pray to End Abortion, Euthanasia and Embryonic Stem Cell Research and abusive use of the Unborn Baby’s Body for vaccines, and in Pepsi Products. When will we wake up? I hope to God that this insanity stops, before it’s too late.

Amen! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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(Y)ou do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and we shall do this or that.” ~ James 4:14-15

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