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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Friday, August 20, 2004

Smallest Baby Born Enters High School

As seen on Yahoo's News --

"Madeline Mann is seen shortly after her birth in June 1989. Born at 27 weeks into her mother's pregnancy, she weighed just 9.9 ounces, less than any surviving baby in medical history. Next week, she enters high school as something even more extraordinary: an honors student who plays violin and likes to rollerblade." (AP Photo/A. Hayashi/Loyola University Health System)

And this is Madeline today!

So, Madeline was outside the womb at 27 weeks and the world considered her a person... Why are babies who are also 27 weeks but happen to be still inside the womb... not?

Why is it that we, as a nation, can be so dedicated to saving the life of a premie who is wanted... and callously leave a baby in the exact same condition (just "unwanted"!) exposed to die? (As has been documented numerous times, even though the Live Child act was signed two years ago!)

Oh Mother Mary, and Bl. Teresa of Calcutta, who had the courage to say what needed to be said, pray for us, for we are indeed among the poorest of peoples!

+ For the sake of His sorrowfull Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world!


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