October is Pro-Life Awareness Month!
From Cardinal Seán O’Malley’s Pro-Life homily on January 25/26, 2020:
“When the church raises a prophetic cry, “Choose Life”, we are performing a great service to all society. Life is sacred. Life is a mystery. Life must be protected, nurtured, respected. The Gospel of Life is at the center piece of the Church’s social teaching.
When the value of life is compromised or diminished, all life is at risk. When we give the State the power to determine which human beings are worthy of living and which should be eliminated, what we are doing is opening a Pandora’s Box that unleashes every kind of injustice and violation of human dignity and jeopardizes the very meaning of democratic coexistence. Rather than societies of people living together, we create a society where people are rejected, marginalized, uprooted and oppressed.
The Church’s consistent life ethic contrasts with the incoherent proclamation of human rights that fails to protect life when it is most vulnerable.
Human rights, without the right to life, are the King’s New Clothes — it’s a fraud, an exercise in self-deception….”
What Can You Do to Support Pro-Life?
Learn more about the current issues and opinions on this topic:
Read this article (The Pilot, June 2019) on the Roe Act
Read Cardinal O’Malley’s (9/2020) Statement on the Roe Act Legislation in Massachusetts
Use your voice to advocate for the life of the preborn here: Mass Citizens for Life
Download the MCL Petition Opposing the Roe Act
Join St. Julia parish’s Pro-Life Commission by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org