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PRAY FOR LIFE
May God bless all those for whom adoption is part of their life story.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
Adoption is a loving and generous way for a child to be welcomed as part of a family. It can also include uncertainty and other challenges—for the children waiting to find "forever families," for the parents placing their children for adoption, for the couples waiting to be matched with a child, and for so many others.
This month, we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.* Remembering his very special role as the earthly foster father of Jesus, we invoke St. Joseph's intercession, asking the Lord to bless all those for whom adoption has a place in their story. And, recalling the mercy which God our Father has shown to us, we also ask that, through our words and actions, they may encounter the outstretched hands of his mercy.
*Because March 19 falls on a Sunday this year, the observance of the Solemnity of St. Joseph is Monday, March 20.
Read Accompanying Expectant Mothers Considering Adoption. Drawing from the personal experience of a mother who placed her child for adoption, this article gives nine pointers for offering ongoing support to other expectant mothers considering adoption. Find out how you can be an agent of mercy.
"Quick Explanation re Catholic Teaching & Contra-ception"
Oh and by the way, THE PILL KILLS!
NaPro-TECHNOLOGY, New Hope in Infertility
Grotto of the Innocents in the Holy Land
St. Thomas More
Our 1st allegiance must be to God (a clip from "A Man for All Seasons").
Catherine of Aragon
"A Queen cherished by the English people for her loyalty, piety, courage and compassion."
Msgr. John J. Ryan
Dietrich von Hildebrand
Blessed Clemens Von Galen
Seven decades ago, he condemned attacks against human life.
The fictional Father Barry's "Sermon on the Docks"
Jesus stands beside us, to strengthen us in our most challenging moments.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla, M.D.
Servant of God Dorothy Day
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Her speech at the 1994 National Prayer Breakfast
The Fictional Aunt Mae from Spiderman II
“Lord knows, kids...need a hero — courageous, self-sacrificing people....I believe there’s a hero in all of us…that keeps us honest…gives us strength…makes us noble…and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want the most – even our dreams.”
Judie Brown, formerly of the Pontifical Academy for Life
Professor Robert George of Princeton
"people who suppose that prostitution, adultery, fornication, & the like are morally innocent are profoundly mistaken....Laws against intrinsic evils such as prostitution, pornography, drug abuse, & the like, as well as those regulating gambling & alcohol, are justified, in part, by a concern to protect the public environment" (A Clash of Orthodoxies, pp. 101 - 108)