Monday, January 23, 2012
by Sister Laura Zelten
Today we remember the decision passed down by the Supreme Court in 1973. I was a senior in high school at the time and can remember vividly when I heard the decision. I was visiting the Sisters who were teaching at St. Jude School in Green Bay, Wis. Sister Ambrose Nichols answered the door with the statement, "This is a terrible thing to happen in our country. We will live with this sin for a very long time."
I didn't fully understand at the time what she meant. I do now and feel sorrow for the lives lost and for the men and women who have made the choice against life. Mother Teresa once said, "What happens to a society who kills their children?"
May we never let our hearts become harden to the fact that life is a part of our throw-away culture; may we continue to promote life at all stages. Let us pray that abortion will end and that all of life from conception to natural death will be cherished as God's gift.
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