Sunday, March 11, 2007

Youth for Life Highlight!

Take a look at the newly redone website for the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life on the sidebar! You'll find information about why this new society got started, what interested men can do to enter, information about their lay associates, get a look at their new logo, and much more.

The Founder, Fr. Frank Pavone, writes of the new Society:
Some would wonder why, with such a shortage of priests, we would "divert" them to this specialized work. The answer is that the pro-life movement is precisely the source of many new vocations. Many will be led to the priesthood precisely because such a pro-life community exists. And this community would serve parishes nationwide.

People everywhere in the pro-life movement, especially members of the Church’s hierarchy, see the great need for a visible expression of this very real charism. They know that the Holy Spirit has raised up communities in the past—the Benedictines, the Dominicans, the Franciscans, the Jesuits, and others—to address critical heresies and injustices of the times. As the world and the Church confront the evil of abortion—the bishops themselves call abortion the "fundamental human rights issue of our day"—is it not likely that God would set aside for Himself and His Church a group of men who would dedicate themselves to fighting for the sanctity of life?

It is no stretch of the imagination to say that in God’s Providence, He can use humble efforts such as this community to hasten the day of Victory over abortion and the Culture of Death.