Love was in the air – specifically Jesus’ love – at the 45th Annual March for Life Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C. Bishop Alfred Schlert joined scores of Diocesan faithful echoing a vibrant pro-life message by attending the march, his first as Bishop of Allentown.
The 11th annual gala will support critical community services for those in need throughout Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill counties.
“Abortion was shoved down on our country in 1973, and it was a bad law from the beginning. The other side knows it, and fights night and day to stop it from being overturned,” said Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, author, anti-abortion activist and educator.
“Today we continue to commemorate the tragic Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade that legalized abortion,” said Bishop Alfred Schlert, main celebrant and homilist of a Pro-Life Mass of Reparation Jan. 21 at St. Charles Borromeo, Ashland.
Abortion sends the wrong message to society by showing that the killing of the weak, and killing in general, is acceptable in our everyday world. The Catholic Church has made it clear that it believes that abortion, and any other type of killing, is unacceptable, and does not follow God’s laws (John Paul II).
“Today I am not just talking about Roe v. Wade that made abortion legal in every state or the legalization of birth control. I am talking about the insidious prejudice that has invaded the hearts and minds of good people,” said Father Ezaki.
“The key thing about adoration is trying to be counter-cultural in a noisy world. The Church offers this to us to strengthen the Body of Christ,” Father Gribowich said.
When Msgr. Mannion first met Mother Teresa, he was volunteering as a student in a Prenestina, a poor area of Rome, in the 1960s and ’70s. The locals suggested he meet the Indian sisters who were serving there, so he did. It wasn’t long after that one of the sisters, Sister Victoria, told him that their Mother Superior was coming to Rome and needed to be picked up.