40 days for life

Question from Leah Squitieri on 10/16/2007:

Dear Judie:

I have recently gotten more active in the pro-life movement. (I wish it was sooner). Why have our Catholic Churches not promoted the 40 Days for Life Campaign? A few Parishes in my area have some sign-up sheets. The Pastor in my Church claimed he knew nothing about it - but would look into it. When lay persons are praying the rosary devoutly in front of planned parenthood - why are there no Priests to lead us? Where are our leaders? They seem to have time for other 'social functions' in our Churches. Didn't Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta state in her lifetime that "abortion was the worst evil in our Country." It is really discouraging that we have few Shepherds and so many lost Sheep. Fr. Thomas Euteneuer certainly is to be commended, along with other outspoken Priests on EWTN; that our Priests are not doing their job. We really need to pray for them as a key to successfully ending abortion.

Thank you for all of your hard work to fight against abortion!


Answer by Judie Brown on 10/16/2007:

Dear Leah

It is true that far too few priests, Bishops and lay Catholics are doing all they can not only to defend life but to be examples in this world where death appears with greater frequency to be the answer to solving individual problems. The violence in our nation, not only within the womb but everywhere is a testimony to that.

I have no idea why every single Catholic parish in our nation is not solidly behind and promoting the 40 Days for Life program. It is such a blessing and is doing so much good. As a matter of fact, if you go to their web site you can hear a conversation between the 40 Days for Life National Director, David Bereit and Bishop Samuel Aquila of North Dakota. It will inspire you!

The web location is http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=25

Judie Brown

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