05 October 2009

Life Chain 2009


For the past twenty years or so, our parish has participated in the annual Life Chain, and yesterday about two hundred of us from Our Lady of the Atonement joined others in San Antonio to stand up on behalf of the unborn.  It's a small sacrifice to give an hour on a Sunday afternoon to make a prayerful and public witness to the sanctity of human life.  A huge number of our parishioners are very active all year round in all the various aspects of pro-life work, and many of our families have adopted children who have been saved from being aborted.  In addition to the important active apostolates, this annual time of silent prayer and public witness may plant a seed in the heart of someone who is unsure about the issue.  So for that reason we include the annual Life Chain in our activities.  I like to think of it as another way of answering Christ's question, "Could ye not watch with me one hour?"