Suicide is not dignified, and it is never justified.

Hi, dear friends!

It has been some time since I wrote to you, but today I learned some very grave news that I wanted to share.  Now is a dire time indeed! Our country (world) needs God, and it is our job as Christians to beg for His never-ending Mercy.

The news: Eleven DC City Council members approved a bill in our nation’s capital that legalizes physician-assisted suicide.  Monsignor Charles Pope wrote an excellent article for that I encourage all to read thoroughly and with prayerful hearts:

As the elections approach and we have to choose who will lead our country in these next four years, let us call to mind our primary responsibility as people of good will: to protect all life without exception, from conception to natural death.

Let us remember that, as the article says and as God’s Word says, we will reap what we sow. Let us sow neither death nor evil, so that our country may be spared from great suffering.  Instead, let us sow life, compassion, and God’s Truth, that He may make our great country flourish under His generous care!

In these days leading up to the election, we need to fast, pray, and make sacrifices. Let us turn to God with contrite hearts and ask Him to guide us through whatever is to come, trusting in His every word.

As we pray, let us remember these words of St. Paul to the Romans (emphasis mine):

“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us.

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.

What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?  He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8: 18, 26-35, 37-38

All my prayers, love, and joy to you and yours!

Please pray for me this weekend, as I will be on retreat.  Feel free to leave prayer intentions in the comments below.

In Christ through Mary,



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