Friday, October 17, 2008

Families For Life

One of the great things about being part of a large, vibrant Catholic family is that my siblings and I are all still on the same page in regard to issues of human life, and the need to protect the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.

From one sister comes this link to an article by Kathryn Lopez at NRO, titled "Lives Depend on Your Vote." If you haven't read it already, you might enjoy it! (I'd excerpt it here, like I usually do, but there appears to be a requirement that one get permission to do so at the top of the article.)

From another sister in Ohio comes this link to a report on the Life Chain event she and her family participated in recently; the pictures that featured some of my nephews have been removed from the main site, but if you watch this video they're in some of the still shots near the end (just look for the adorable kids holding the poster over their heads!). :)

We concentrate a lot on voting and politics, as we should. But building a culture that respects life starts one family at a time; my parents' sacrifice to raise nine children at a time when doing so was hardly popular has led to one religious vocation, five marriages (so far!), and the eagerly-awaited arrival of their eighteenth grandchild, all being raised in families who teach our children the importance of protecting and preserving the sanctity of human life, and that abortion is a grave moral evil which must be opposed. As important as it is to vote pro-life, it's even more important to live it, and to transmit the values we hold to the next generation.

1 comment:

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Hi, I just found your blog and LOVE it! :)
I posted a comment on your "abortion and contraception" post. Wanted to alert you to that, since you may not notice it otherwise.
God Bless!