Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Day 5 of the Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage

On this 5th day of the Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage, a reminder that Eucharistic adoration is available in our parish today following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

Day 5: Intercession: For scientists and pharmaceutical employees who help create and manufacture contraceptive and abortifacient drugs: that the Lord will open their eyes to the moral danger and health risks these drugs pose for women and prompt them to work only on medications that benefit human life.
"Let all be convinced that human life and the duty of transmitting it are not limited by the horizons of this life only: their true evaluation and full significance can be understood only in reference to man's eternal destiny." (CCC 2371)

From the moment of conception, the life of every human being is to be respected in an absolute way because man is the only creature on earth that God has "wished for himself " (16) and the spiritual soul of each man is "immediately created" by God; (17) his whole being bears the image of the Creator. (Donum Vitae, Introduction, 5)

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