You have seen outside our Church and several others around the city the carpets of white crosses in commemorating the lives of unborn children aborted before birth. When you realize each cross represents 2000 babies the numbers are shocking.
Only one month ago we celebrated the birth of a child, the Son of God, the word made flesh; in the face of these numbers of abortions we realize there is a deafening silence – their voices are silent never to be heard. We must be their voices, we must be their prayers, their laughter, their cries, their hopes and joys by standing yet again in witness for these lost voices of our world that will never share their with us.
It is part of our reality as Christians to speak out with the voice of God’s mercy and hope indeed for Life. Patricia Heaton the Actress in an interview on the Angelus website put it clearly, “I was raised Catholic, and you’re raised to believe that you will be held accountable for not only what you did, but what you didn’t do. … We ask forgiveness for not just the things we do, but the things we don’t do, and that includes speaking up for people.” This weekend we speak up for Life, the lives of the unborn, the lives of the disabled, the lives of the marginalized, the lives of the ridiculed, the lives of those living under prejudice, the lives of the old, for ALL LIFE.
May God bless you, your families, and the week ahead,
Fr Aidan Peter