I want to bring you an announcement straight from last week's parish bulletin.
A FULL-PAGE announcement, placed right next to the Mass intentions for the week, so no one will miss it.
All caps, underlining, etc. are as printed in the bulletin.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NJ BOND REFERENDUM
TO PROVIDE PUBLIC FUNDING FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH
In light of Church teaching on the sanctity of human life, the Catholic Bishops have expressed opposition to any funding for human embryonic stem cell research and human cloning. Embryonic stem cell research always involves the destruction of the human embryo, which is innocent human life.
Catholics have an obligation to protect human life and promote responsible scientific research.
Therefore, Catholics can never support embryonic stem cell research.
Words of Life
"The Church says life is beautiful, it is not something to doubt, but it is a gift even when it is lived in difficult circumstances. It is always a gift."
Pope Benedict XVI, May 9, 2007
A big THANK YOU to our pastor for his courage to speak the truth on this subject.
And here's another pastor who's not afraid to speak up: Father Martin Fox has today's homily on the subject of contraception.
Jane has a helpful post highlighting the USCCB's statement on Respect Life Sunday and a link to the full statement. (And the beautiful stained-glass image Jane has illustrating this post is not to be overlooked either!)