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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Respect Life Sunday - First Sunday of October

Respect Life Sunday 

First Sunday of October

Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.  (Pope Francis’ Day for Life Greeting)

For over 40 years the first Sunday of October has been known as Respect Life Sunday.  The 2014 theme, “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation,” should give us all something to reflect upon.  And though the Church sets aside October in particular to pray for respect for all human life, this is something we can all pray for everyday of the year. 

One organization which does just this is 40 Days for Life.  Since its inception in 2007, through God's Grace, prayer, fasting and peaceful vigils, over 9,000 lives have been saved, 56 abortion centers have been closed, and 101 abortion workers have left their jobs,  the most widely known being former Director of Planned Parenthood, Abby Johnson who resigned in October 2009.  To get involved where you live, visit 40 Days for Life.  

"Every child who is born
 brings us God’s smile
  (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)


Respect Life Month USCCB promotional flyer.  - USCCB website.

40 Days for Life Campaign Fairfield, California Planned Parenthood with Bishop Garcia, 2009. - Picture by L. A. Momboisse.

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