“Open your hearts to life!” has become a recurring theme in Pope Francis’s pontificate. It’s also the theme for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ 2013-14 Respect Life Campaign that kicked off in parishes across the nation on Respect Life Sunday.
The phrase “Open your hearts to life” can be a difficult one for many couples who are quite open to life yet find their hearts overflowing with grief due to pregnancy/infant loss or infertility.
This is one area that seems to be a bit off the radar screen and weighs heavily enough on our hearts to call us to action.
October 3, 2010: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time We are inundated with offenses against human dignity on a daily basis: abortion, poverty, violence, embryonic stem cell research, pornography, euthanasia, etc. How do we deal with all this? That very issue was the subject of our readings this past Sunday. God, do something already! In the first reading, … [Read more…]