Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Stand Up!

I am reminded today, as we commemorate the decision reached in Roe v. Wade, that Our Lord and his mother endured a "crisis pregnancy" situation. Mary was not yet married and therefore subject to the Jewish law which could have sentenced her to death for a pregnancy out of wedlock. But that was not to be. Joseph stood up for Mary and the child within her, Jesus Christ.

I pray that we may all do the same, today and everyday. Let us too stand up for all mothers and their children, born and unborn. Life is worth living, but we need to give it a chance.

preborn baby

O Mary, Mother of the Unborn, protect the gift of human life which your Divine Son has allowed to be given.

Give strength and joy to all parents as they await the birth of the precious child they have conceived.

Give courage to those who are fearful, calm to those who are anxious and guide all of us, with your motherly care, to treasure and protect the miraculous gift of human life.

We ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mary, Mother of the Unborn, Pray for Us!

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