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In Christ’s Peace,
Fr. John Klevence
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As many of you know, October is Respect Life Month, a time when we pray for a growing respect for life from conception until natural death. It is also a time for us to do a self-examination, a time for us to ask the question of how well we are doing in showing proper respect for all life at every stage.
As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative act of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.”
Abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment are several ways in which human life is devalued, as well as when we decide whether or not to give dignity and respect to a particular life; when we say we know better than God. Human life has value not because we decide it has value but because all human life is made in the image and likeness of almighty God.
Of course, these are not the only ways in which our world can devalue the human person. There is a list of ways in which our world does this, but these are certainly those that stand out, at least to me.
As we celebrate October as Respect Life Month, each one of us needs to see how we are doing in this regard. Am I a person who sees value, dignity and worth in every person because God has given it? Do I try to live my life in such a way that this comes through in my dealings with others?
Have a great Bethany Beach week!
Have you or do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic or was not baptized as a child? St. Ann Parish offers the opportunity to come together in small group to learn more about the Catholic faith, to inquire about Church teachings and to share faith experiences. Your journey of faith through RCIA will prepare you to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. For information, contact JoAnna Keller at 302-539-5443 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Separate sessions are offered for children over the age of 6 years.
Additionally, if you know any inactive Catholics, please encourage them to call Molly Roach at 302-539-5443 and/or complete the questionnaire for inactive Catholics found on this website by clicking here.
“Politics is one of the highest forms of charity because it seeks the common good.” Pope Francis
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