I have never been to the March for Life. We were supposed to go in 2009, but we lost Zachary just a few weeks before and it was not a good time to go on that kind of a trip. One day I hope to make it there.
I was able to listen to part of the opening Mass at the Basilica in DC. Mainly I was interested in the homily, since listening via radio to a 45 minute procession isn't that interesting. Well, the music was good. One thing struck me in particular as Archbishop O'Malley was speaking:
A society that allows parents to kill their children will allow children to kill their parents.This is a scary thought. Abortion leads eventually to greater acceptance of euthanasia. This is our future.
Hearing the Archbishop say this reminded me of this quote of Blessed John Paul II from 1996:
A nation that kills its children has no future.
If you are interested in following the March fro Life live, Catholic Sistas has some of our writers there. They will be tweeting form the event and using the hashtag #SistasMFL13. Search for it on Twitter to get live updates. We're trying to spread the word too so others will use it too. You can use it even to ask questions and maybe someone who is there can answer for you. I'm not a frequent user of Twitter, but I do find that to be a cool feature of Twitter.
The Archbishop also mentioned something else in his homily that caught my attention: for every one child that is adopted there are 100 abortions. That just stuns me. Wow! I knew that the increase in abortion in this country had an effect on adoption placements, but hearing that number really puts it into perspective.
This needs no words:
On Friday afternoon I'll be a guest on the Mike Allen Show once again. The show is on at 5pm eastern, I'll be on at 5:30 with Mike. You can listen in by going to the Real Life Radio page and clicking on the "Listen Live" button.
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