Tuesday 14 April 2009

The pro-life battle in the US

I'm pictured above at a meeting in the US last month with Dr. Wanda Franz, president of National Right to Life (centre) and Darla St Martin, the organisation's co-executive director. Our American colleagues have a tough battle ahead of them as they confront a deeply anti-life administration led by President Obama.

While in the US, I attended Mass at Sacred Heart church, Suffern, NY. Mgr Joseph Giandurco, parish priest, wrote in his newsletter about how parishioners had filled in postcards opposing the Freedom of Choice Act and about the furore over Notre Dame university's offering the president an honorary degree. Before Mass, laypeople led the congregation in prayers for the defence of the sanctity of human life from conception till natural death. This is something which we in Britain may care to do too, with the permission of the parish clergy.