A headline caught my attention the other day: “Canada’s worst neighbourhood”. I won’t link to the article, but it got me to thinking that as dangerous and heartwrenching as the location mentioned may be, the fact of the matter is that the magazine got it wrong. The most dangerous place in Canada to be living today is in the womb.
As Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast stated in a recent message: “Where is the most dangerous environment in Canada? The answer is the womb! Since the 1969 amendment to the Criminal Code concerning abortion, over three million Canadian children have been denied the right to life.”
What do we do when faced with such staggering and brutal statistics? Some are specifically called by God for active work in the Pro-Life cause; all of us, hopefully, are called to prayer.
In terms of sanctity of life, we are faced not only with the abortion epidemic, but with human embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, threats to the lives of the mentally or physically-challenged, abuse of the elderly, disregard of the homeless; the list goes on and on. Everyday, as Catholics, we are called to protect and promote the sacredness of life.
One who has recently discerned the call to a more active involvement is Hush, of Mother of the Life Within. Currently in formation as a Lay Missionary of the Gospel of Life, Hush’s blog will undoubtedly bring us many keen insights and beautiful reflections as the sanctity of life is explored, from conception to natural death.
We have all been adopted by the Father. Mary is our Mother. Everyone’s Mother. There are no,
ORPHANS OF GOD
[A beautiful and powerful song. This is not an abortion video.]