RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT: A POST-ABORTION HEALING RETREAT – BRIE ANNE VARICK, COORDINATOR OF THE OFFICE OF HUMAN LIFE & DIGNITY FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS, TALKS WITH FAITH IN ACTION CO HOSTS, BRIGID AYER AND JIM GANLEY ABOUT THE POST ABORTION HEALING RETREAT CALLED RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT ON JULY 31-AUG. 2. FOR DETAILS THE WEBPAGE IS WWW.RACHELSVINEYARD.ORG, AND AN EMAIL ADDRESS IS PROJECTRACHEL@ARCHINDY.ORG. PHONE NUMBER IS 317-452-0054
Would you like to make a significant difference? Would you join me in prayer for nine days for life?
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9 Days for Life is an annual period of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person’s life.
Surrounding the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children*, the overarching intention of the centerpiece novena is the end to abortion.
However, the novena also highlights many other facets of respecting each other’s God-given dignity, especially by respecting human life at every stage and in every circumstance.
9 Days for Life is an opportunity to:
- PRAY for the respect and protection of each person’s life;
- GATHER together in prayer, action, and fellowship with others;
- SHARE your stories online!
*Typically observed each year on January 22 (also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade), the 2017 observance will be January 23. More information.
A friend of mine asked me a question about what Pope Francis was doing with regard to allowing Priests to forgive the sin of abortion, and restore them to full communion with the Church. Can’t priests do this already? This was my friend’s question after listening to several secular media reports. Here’s an explanation.
Pope Francis has paved the way to offer hope and restore those who have been hurt and broken by the sin and effects of abortion.
Pope Francis announced that those who have been excommunicated due to the sin of abortion can be reinstated to good standing by priests worldwide, indefinitely.
There has been some confusion generated by the secular news reporting on Pope Francis’ Nov. 20, announcement as to what Pope Francis actually is doing. In his effort to extend God’s mercy, to reach out to those hurting under the pain of abortion, he decided to extend, indefinitely, the ability of priests worldwide to reinstate penitent sinners to ecclesial good standing from the sin of abortion which causes automatic excommunication. Say What????
Here’s a great audio from Father Al Lauer, founder of Presentation Ministries, Cincinnati, OH.
Take a listen.
“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life