More about the Rosary and Respect Life Month

Here’s a post from a blog that I tend to like: http://causa-nostrae-laetitiae.blogspot.com/2008/10/fr-george-rutler-on-our-lady-of-victory.html#links. The post’s title on that blog is “Our Lady of Victory and the Election” and that pretty well describes its contents. Starting with a description of the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, the article (by Father George W. Rutler, who can be seen on EWTN) moves into the pastoral letter issued by Bishop Joseph F. Martino of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The blogger (Leticia) has used bold type for emphasis and I will copy those quotes here for your convenience.

Father Rutler’s words:

“We are now engaged in a clash of cultures even more widespread, and to reduce it to a mere political or economic paradigm would be to ignore its spiritual significance.”

“Today bishops are also moved to speak out in defense of life when it is threatened in an unprecedented way.” 

Bishop Martino’s quote from Bishop Timlin (his predecessor):

“The taking of innocent human life is so heinous, so horribly evil, and so absolutely opposite to the law of Almighty God that abortion must take precedence over every other issue. I repeat. It is the single most important issue confronting not only Catholics, but the entire electorate.”

To read the full article, please go to Leticia’s blog (at the link in the beginning of this post). There you will also see a beautiful picture of “Our Lady of Victory” with the Child Jesus.

You could also read the same article (dated October 5, 2008) at the Web site of the parish where Fr. Rutler is pastor: http://oursaviournyc.org/pastor-s-corner.

In searching for the source of Fr. Rutler’s article, I not only found his parish’s Web site, but also the Web site of one of his parishioners. That site has multiple posts about Fr. Rutler and the parish. I include the link here (http://rgoing.livejournal.com/tag/rutler) since there might be some interesting information for anyone living in or visiting the area.

To close this post, I return to the blogger whose site brought the article to my attention: Leticia Velasquez. Since mid-July on an infrequent basis I’ve read/skimmed posts on her blogs and generally have been pleased with what I’ve seen. That’s why I included her blog link (http://causa-nostrae-laetitiae.blogspot.com/) in the sidebar of my own blog. Maybe you’ll want to read more of her work there and the other places where she writes.

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