Celebrate Life in October
- Friday, 19 October 2018
The month of October is dedicated to celebrating Life and a time to focus on why we as a Church are proponents for defending life. Here are some quotes from our Catechism that get to the foundation of our beliefs of the dignity of each and every human being from conception to natural death and the role of society to protect our right to life.
CCC 1700 "The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God; it is fulfilled in his vocation to divine beatitude."
CCC 1703 "Endowed with 'a spiritual and immortal' soul, the human person is 'the only creature on earth that God has willed for its own sake.' From his conception, he is destined for eternal beatitude."
CCC 1892 "The human person...is and ought to be the principle, the subject, and the object of every social organization."
CCC 1931 "Respect for the human person proceeds by way of respect for the principle that 'everyone should look upon his neighbor (without any exception) as 'another self,' above all bearing in mind his life and the means necessary for living it with dignity."
Let us continue to fight to protect life and to recognize the dignity of all people. May we especially speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves like the unborn or any from the beginning to the end of life with their dignity being questioned by themselves or others. Let us recognize the image of God in them and their call to beatitude.
May God Bless us