Intentions of the Holy Father for April

Ecology and Justice. That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
Hope for the Sick. That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.

Marching for Life

Today, for the 36th annual time, a LOT of people turned out in DC to march from the White House to the Supreme Court of the United States to tell our rulers what we think about their murderous policy regarding unborn children.

The media, of course, made it sound as if a few dozen hooligans had turned out to vandalize the Cannon Congressional Office Building. In reality, what you will find if you turn out for it next year, is the largest annual demonstration in the nation's capital, and one in which virtually everybody is singing, smiling, and praying. It's a good time to meet old friends. Even if, like me, other commitments and callings keep you from being as fully involved in the day-to-day of this spiritual struggle as you'd like, you will find the March a good way to get in on Jesus' head-count for who cared about his little brothers and sisters in the womb. Notable especially is the large number of young people present at the March. Seeing things like this always re-energizes my hope for America.

(The picture is actually two years old, because I didn't bring my camera this time. We had blue skies and 40* this year. Nice.)

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