A personal invitation from Archbishop Kurtz . . .
On Saturday, May 18, I will celebrate 7 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Assumption for the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. A Holy Hour in Church and a procession will be held immediately after Mass. You are invited to remain for the Holy Hour and adore the Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament or to join me and so many others who faithfully gather each month to say the Rosary in a procession to the abortion clinic and then back to the Cathedral for the closing benediction. This is a wonderful opportunity to pray for the precious gift of human life from conception to natural death and for the compassion and courage followers of Jesus need to stand up for life and reach out to help those in need. ~ Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz
(Fr. Martin will Concelebrate this Mass)
“Gift of Joy”
Did you see the Archbishop’s pro-life article in The Record? He shared news of “Gift of Joy” (a booklet which he has co-authored, due for release by the end of this month).
He also touched on “two recent examples which sadly demonstrate an “expendable” view of life in a throw-away culture of violence”: the Boston Marathon bombings and the actions of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
Archbishop Kurtz states, “We step back in horror and sadness as we reflect on the innocent life taken by the bombings at the marathon. … those two men who listened to the wrong voices and senselessly took innocent life. How much we yearn to hear the right voices!”
As it pertains to Gosnell, Archbishop Kurtz shared comments from Archbishop Chaput (Philadelphia), “Some stories, no matter how unsettling, just can’t be ignored even when some people are determined to look away.”
Archbishop Kurtz states, “His [AB Chaput’s] column is important to read in its entirety. Here is the link:” http://catholicphilly.com/2013/04/think-tank/weekly-message-from-archbishop-chaput/the-gosnell-story-and-its-lessons/
Use this link to read Archbishop Kurtz’s column in its entirety: