January 22, 2010
On 22 January, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that it was permissible to take the lives of children in the womb.
Today, on the anniversary of that decision, Roe v Wade, this mass is offered in reparation and atonement for the grave sin of abortion.
Throughout all of Scripture, God, who is the author of life, reminds us of its sacredness. It is so sacred that, in the Decalogue given to Moses on Mount Sinai, God decreed: You shall not kill.
When a society uses its judicial authority, which was established to administer justice, to permit the death of unborn children, then that authority has betrayed justice and must undergo a transformation.
But this transformation must take place first and foremost within the persons who administer the unjust judicial decisions.
There must be a conversion of heart so that all children, born and unborn will be loved and understood as persons who have every right to life.
And although at present, all is not as it should be, we must not allow ourselves to be discouraged. God and His Divine Providence are never overwhelmed or defeated.
We pray that Almighty God, the Author of Life, continue to help and sustain all those who promote and protect life from conception to natural death.