Today, October 5, is Respect Life Sunday. Since I may not get back to the blog until later today, I thought I'd open a thread for anyone who wants to share any Respect Life homilies or activities that might have take place in your parishes today. I'm especially interested in hearing about Respect Life homilies: did your priest talk about abortion/life issues today? What did he say?
I hope to update this later--till then, please feel free to share in the comment box!
UPDATE: Well, one of the downsides--if you can call it that! :) --of having a Franciscan priest assigned to be your pastor is that on Oct. 5 you're going to get a St. Francis homily instead of a Respect Life one. Given that St. Francis' feast day was yesterday and that Father had a special Mass last week for all deceased Franciscans I should have expected it.
St. Francis remains a popular saint even among the secular and non-religious--but can anyone imagine dear St. Francis approving for a second of either our rampant materialism or our society's approval of legalized abortion on demand?
We did get a lovely petition in honor of Respect Life Sunday where the Pope's words about the need to protect life were made part of the prayer.
Did you hear anything about Respect Life Sunday at your parish?