Sunday, October 07, 2007

Respect Life Sunday 2007

Since 1972 the Catholic bishops in the United States have set aside the first Sunday in October as Respect Life Sunday. On October 7, Catholics will again pray for – and renew their resolve to bring about – a culture of life and an end to the killing of innocent human beings, especially those who are vulnerable due to their age, size, health or dependency.
from the USCCB Statement For Respect Life Sunday 2007

The statement is well written and highlights many of the Church's contemporary concerns with our societal leanings against a culture of life: abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, etc... My only disappointment is that it neglects to showcase one of the choices that celebrate life-one that's near and dear to my heart-adoption.

So in addition to praying for the assaults on life listed above, let's also pray for an increase in pro-life families who accept the call to adopt and for the children who wait for them. No child should be without a family.

You can read the full text of the statement here.

2 comments:

Barb, sfo said...

Thanks, Jane, for this post and link. I'm going to add a link to your post in mine about Respect Life Sunday.

Beautiful stained-glass image here, too!

patjrsmom said...

Thanks Barb,

I appreciate the link and I'm glad you like the image. I love the quote inscribed on it as well.

Jane