"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

A day of prayer and penance.


  1. It reached a high of 18* in DC.

    1. The marchers are amazing witnesses to Life. I wish the country and the world would take notice.

  2. From Pope Benedict :
    Lord Jesus,
    You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence
    the Church and the history of men;
    You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood
    render us participants in divine Life
    and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal Life;
    We adore and bless you.

    Prostrated before You, source and lover of Life,
    truly present and alive among us, we beg you.

    Reawaken in us respect for every unborn life,
    make us capable of seeing in the fruit of the maternal womb
    the miraculous work of the Creator,
    open our hearts to generously welcoming every child
    that comes into life.

    Bless all families,
    sanctify the union of spouses,
    render fruitful their love.

    Accompany the choices of legislative assemblies
    with the light of your Spirit,
    so that peoples and nations may recognize and respect
    the sacred nature of life, of every human life.

    Guide the work of scientists and doctors,
    so that all progress contributes to the integral well-being of the person,
    and no one endures suppression or injustice.

    Give creative charity to administrators and economists,
    so they may realize and promote sufficient conditions
    so that young families can serenely embrace
    the birth of new children.

    Console the married couples who suffer
    because they are unable to have children
    and in Your goodness provide for them.

    Teach us all to care for orphaned or abandoned children,
    so they may experience the warmth of your Charity,
    the consolation of your divine Heart.

    Together with Mary, Your Mother, the great believer,
    in whose womb you took on our human nature,
    we wait to receive from You, our Only True Good and Savior,
    the strength to love and serve life,
    in anticipation of living forever in You,
    in communion with the Blessed Trinity.

    1. David, thanks for posting that beautiful prayer.

  3. Surprisingly the local CBS affiliate actually covered today's march on the 5PM News. The weather seemed to be the reason, but at least it was reported on.

  4. Damn! It's cold and they're still out there! What's up with that? You mean like that? Wasn't the local rally indoors?


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