Respect Life Month – Day Eleven

father hugging baby“Connected with our prayer must be the thoughtful and faithful reflection upon the Church’s teaching on the respect for all human life and the integrity of the family. In our homes, in our Catholic schools and universities, in parish study groups, and in everyday conversations and discussions with our neighbors, we are called to give an uncompromising witness to the Gospel of Life. Parents, parish priests and institutions of Catholic education must be aware of the constant anti-life and anti family messages which constantly bombard us and our young people.”  Archbishop Raymond Burke, Keynote Address at the US National Prayer Breakfast, May 8, 2009

  • Read the encyclical letter of John Paul II – Evangelium Vitae (the Gospel of Life). Once you have read it, begin to live it with sincerity and faithfulness.

A Litany for Life to Good St Joseph

Good Saint Joseph,
Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Protector of the Mother of God,
Faithful spouse,
Good worker,
Good and gentle man,
Man of faith and hope,
Man of kindness and charity,
Man of love,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Guardian of the Christ child,
Teacher of virtue,
Model of patience,
Model of kindness,
Loving Father,
Kind father,
Example of holiness,
For all unmarried fathers,
For all who are afraid,
For all tempted to despair,
For all tempted by evil,
For refugees and orphans,
For those condemned to die,
For those mortally ill,
At the hour of their death,
For doctors and nurses,
For those who wait for death,
For the old and the alone,
For truth and justice,
For legislators and judges,
For our Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister,
For all who work for life,
Pray for us.
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Good Saint Joseph, your faithful love protected and nourished the Mother of God and Jesus Christ, her son.  Your fatherly care led to maturity he through whom all creation began.  Through your intercession, may God guide and protect all human life from conception to natural death, and lead this nation in the ways of truth and of love.

Pray for us, good Saint Joseph, that joined with Christ Jesus, we might give praise to God forever. Amen.

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