Respect Life Month Message | Bishop Vincke

Bishop's Office, From the Heart Catholic Podcast
Oct 5, 2021

Today we share a special message from Bishop Vincke as we begin Respect Life month. Thank you for taking the time to listen. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

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Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.” 
– 2258 Catechism of the Catholic Church

Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.

My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth. 
– 2270 Catechism of the Catholic Church