That is the message from the Vatican to the pro life marchers here in the United States.
The things we do here in the United States often reverberate around the world. According to Bishop Carrasco de Paula, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the pro life marches we hold in this country every year at this time do exactly that.
I can’t join you this year. Gimpy the Foot is healing rapidly but she’s still not up to a full-bore march. But I’ll be there next year.
In the meantime, you have my prayers. You are the Church, in action.
A CNA article concerning the bishops comments says in part:
Rome, Italy, Jan 24, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A top Vatican official on life issues called the protests sweeping across the U.S. this week against abortion a historic witness to the sanctity of human life.
“These marches for life that are taking place across the United States are very important, not only for the country, but for the whole world,” Bishop Carrasco de Paula, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, told CNA Jan. 23.
“These events which favor human life without limits, from conception until the end, have become a very important historical reference for all other Catholic countries worldwide,” he added.
“And if we talk about the Vatican as another face of the Church, then we can say the Church supports these marches in the whole world because the participants are the Church themselves.” (Read more here.)