Friday, January 21, 2011

A light shines--Update

The March for Life is slated for next Monday, the 24th. Many locals are making the pilgrimage. No matter where you stand on the proposed sale of St. Vincent's, we can all come together to pray for the unborn, for all life issues, and for those who take a public stand for life.

Those who are active in the fight for life sometimes say that abortion is the greatest civil rights issue of our generation--the right to life.

Inside Catholic has a couple articles that are worth reading. One, sadly, describes some of the fiendish actions of an abortion doctor who has recently been arrested on murder charges, while juxtaposing that with an inspiring story about the organization Mantle of Guadalupe (in Spanish). Another article details the conversion of Abby Johnson, a former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic who is seeking to enter the Catholic Church (see a previous post here). Read about Abby and how God is working in her life and by extension in the Pro Life movement.

Here's some websites for following events in the next several days.

March for Life
EWTN programming
National Pro Life Youth Rally
Family Research Council online gathering
Students for Life
40 Days for Life

Corning and St. Mary's has a history that bears pondering as the March for Life approaches. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was born in Corning and baptized at St. Mary's. Today, St. Mary's looks down on the local Planned Parenthood here that is named in honor of her. Note: A Rosary will be said in front of the Corning Planned Parenthood at 8:45 a.m. in advance of the 9:30 a.m. Mass this Sunday. Additionally, there is  a 6 pm  All Saints Youth Mass - Blessing of pilgrims.

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