Friday, January 25, 2013

(virtual) March for Life

"For God is not unjust so as to overlook the love you have demonstrated by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones. We earnestly desire each if you to demonstrate the same eagerness for the fulfillment of hope until the end ..." Heb. 6:10-11

This week marked not only 40 years of legalized abortion in America, but also 40 years of those who recognize women deserve better than abortion.

This week, I mourn my 55 million countrymen who have lost their lives, but also rejoice in those who have worked tirelessly to let the fathers and mothers know that there are alternatives to the pain, confusion and, often times, despair an unplanned pregnancy can seem to bring.

Let us continue to encourage those who find themselves alone when pregnant by reminding them that even in times when everyone else has become their enemy, a woman's unborn child is always her most faithful ally.


Snow begins to fall as pro-life marchers walk up Constitution Avenue in Washington D.C. during the 2013 March for Life. Credit: Addie Mena/CNA. Copyright © 2012 Catholic News Agency. All rights reserved.
 As I sat in my Denver office today, I was encouraged the most by the Twitter feed I followed using the hashtag #MarchforLife. Normally, I avoid social media commentary like the plague (seriously - have you ever glimpsed at a comment board on a major news story?), especially when it has to do with anything controversial, such as abortion. Behind their computer screens or cell phones, people tend to be just downright nasty and rude.

Today, however, there was a constant stream of images of young people smiling despite the snow and words of encouragement for babies and moms. What better day to work  for Catholic media than today?