Monday, May 31, 2010

That every national...

"That every national and trans-national institution may strive to guarantee respect for human life from conception to natural death."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, General Prayer Intention for June 2010 ~

Saturday, May 22, 2010

We always must remember...

"We always must remember that when a difficult medical situation involves a pregnant woman, there are two patients in need of treatment and care; not merely one. The unborn child’s life is just as sacred as the mother’s life, and neither life can be preferred over the other. A woman is rightly called ‘mother’ upon the moment of conception and throughout her entire pregnancy is considered to be 'with child.'"

Friday, May 14, 2010

I express my deep appreciation...

"I express my deep appreciation for all those social and pastoral initiatives aimed at combating the socio-economic and cultural mechanisms which lead to abortion, and openly concerned with defending life and promoting the reconciliation and healing of those harmed by the tragedy of abortion.

Initiatives aimed at protecting the essential and primary values of life from its conception, and of the family based on indissoluble marriage between a man and a woman, help to respond to some of today's most insidious and dangerous threats to the common good. Such initiatives represent, along with many other forms of commitment, essential elements in the building of the civilization of love".
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Charity is Principal Strength and Guide of the Church, Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2010 ~