Sunday, May 12, 2013

Prayer and Fasting for the Protection of the Unborn from abortion in Ireland

Archbishop Eamon Martin has asked us to support this important initiative at his homily in Dundalk when he said the followiing: 

Not long before he died, Pope John Paul told the young people in Rome, ‘There is no authentic celebration or adoration of the Eucharist that does not lead to mission’.  In a world where human life itself is under attack, we have a particular and critical mission.  The other day a member of the Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration told me – I am offering up my holy hour each week before the Blessed Sacrament so that, even at this late stage, the government may have a change of heart and not introduce legislation for abortion into our country. 

The organisation ‘Precious Life’ is calling on all of us to offer forty days of prayer and fasting from the 12 May for the protection of unborn children in this country. I support these initiatives, because if we are in ‘communion’ with Christ, the Bread of Life, at Mass or during adoration, then we are also ‘commissioned’ to bring the Good News about Life out there into our community. How can we be in communion with the Bread of Life at Mass or here tonight and not speak the ‘Gospel of Life’ in our daily lives, especially these days when unborn human life is under such a direct threat in our country?

1 comment:

  1. Fasting would mean of course doing penance during this time, giving up things we like etc. Similar to what we do at Lent.


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