Friday, October 1, 2010

Pope Benedict calls for worldwide prayer vigil for nascent human life

From Lifesite News, a report that the Holy Father wishes all of us to pray on the eve of the First Sunday of Advent, keeping a Vigil for All Nascent Human Life.

They report also that the USCCB (American Bishops Conference) is producing materials to facilitate the celebration of this vigil in the US Dioceses. This is particularly admirable given that October is Respect Life Month in the US Church and this Sunday is Respect Life Sunday. Also, it is Thanksgiving Weekend. In this regard Cardinal Di Nardo says:

I heartily encourage all Catholics, whether at home or traveling over the Thanksgiving holidays, to take part in this special prayer, whose purpose according to the Holy See,” he said, “is to ‘thank the Lord for his total self-giving to the world and for his Incarnation which gave every human life its real worth and dignity,’ and to ‘invoke the Lord’s protection over every human being called into existence’.
and calls the Pope's request for a worldwide vigil "unprecedented".

See the full text of the statement from the USCCB Pro-Life Committee Chairman concerning Respect Life Month here.


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  2. Ok, have published your comment. But not at all sure what it is you intended me to read. Do let me know.


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